Themes of research
With a multi-disciplinary team - cognitive psychology, ergonomics, cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and sociology - Lescot's research offers complementary viewpoints on key issues relating to mobility and road safety. The anthropocentric approach common to the laboratory enables travel activity to be analysed by working on contextualised actions, i.e. actions associated with the travel context in which they take place. This makes it possible to study the behaviour of different populations (young, elderly, disabled, etc.). Furthermore, mobility is constantly evolving and our work enables us to work on these developments in terms of both safety and new needs for specific or non-specific populations, whether in terms of active mobility or automated driving. Lescot's areas of research are as follows:
The scientific areas in which Lescot is working and will continue its research activities in the coming years are particularly promising, as they respond to societal, road safety, transport psychology and health issues. They concern the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and scooter users, who are increasingly present on the roads in both urban and rural areas. They deal with the development of automated vehicles and the consequences of these new modes of transport on mobility in terms of safety and acceptability, but also in terms of cognitive adaptation both with other non-automated vehicles and with pedestrians. The scientific themes address the issues of maintaining driving ability for the elderly and returning to driving for people with disabilities. Finally, they refine theoretical knowledge of the cognitive processes developed by users during travel in real or simulated situations.