Creation of a RIVA Chair of Excellence
at the Université Polytechnique HautsdeFrance

The Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France and the Valenciennes Métropole Urban Community signed an agreement in 2021 for a Chair of University Excellence RIVA (Intelligent Road dedicated to the Autonomous Vehicle) for a period of 4 years.

This chair is led by the Professor Abdenour HADID, recognised teacher in artificial intelligence, which develops environmental perception systems for future automated vehicles. Researchers from the COMNUM group are working with Professor Hadid to develop the themes of this Chair (Connected and Digitalised Road Infrastructure, Augmented Perception and Cyber-security of Vehicular Communications). The originality of the chair is to to provide scientific support to both IEMN researchers and doctoral students as well as to companies in the C-ITS sector (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems) of the Valenciennes area.

La piste d’essai GYROVIA, Transalley, à côté de l’UPHF

Co-financed by the Valenciennes Métropole agglomeration community, l’UPHFbut also the STaRS (Support for the hosting of Scientific Research Talents) from the Conseil Régional HdF, this chair is one of the research strengths that enable links to be forged with companies in the field of intelligent transport, as set out in the UPHF Contract for the years 2020-2024.

The IEMN is a player in this development with its support of this chair and its strong involvement in European research projects C-ITS (CEF : INTERCOR, INDID and FENIX) and the CPER (CISIT, ELSAT and RITMEA) and especially the COMNUM group some of whose members are C-ITS France experts alongside the Ministry MTES (Ministry of Ecological Transition).

Light on the Valenciennes context - UPHF - IEMN - DOAE

"With the creation of the the Transalley Technopole in 2008, a regional site of excellence dedicated to "Innovative Innovative and Sustainable Mobilities", labelled as an " innovation park" by the Hauts de France regiondeits VALUTEC subsidiary labelled as a Technology Resource Centre since 2009, its strong involvement in the setting up of the i-Trans competitiveness cluster and the IRTTrans et de l’IRT Railenium [...],the Polytechnic University of HautsdeFrance has become a leader in the field of transport and mobility". (Cf. le UPHF contract, années 2020-2024,p. 11-12).