Current projects

National projects

  • Information framing for the promotion of sustainable mobility (2020-2023)

This pluridisciplinary research (economics and social psychology) studies the factors that could make people change their current practices towards more sustainable behaviours in the field of mobility of people and goods.

  • MODYDIC (2020- 2021) Dynamic systems modeling of the diffusion of low carbon vehicles

The objective is to explore the conditions for the penetration of new passenger vehicle technologies through the development of a dynamic model of the French automotive market.

  • ENA (2019- 2022) Autonomous shuttle experiment

The ENA (autonomous shuttle experiment) project managed by IFSTTAR aims to perform experiments based on autonomous vehicles, which can be marketed by 2022, in addition to existing public transport networks. It is part of the ADEME EVRA call for projects (Experimentation for Autonomous Road Vehicle). ENA brings together three territories on which experiments will be launched: in Nantes (connection to the airport), in Brenne (opening up in rural areas), Sophia-Antipolis (serving an activity area). The project will identify needs to implement autonomous shuttles, then will perform experiments and collect feedback to improve this type of mobility.

  • Effect of (over) loads on the braking distance of LCVs (2019- 2020)

The DSR wishes to assess more precisely the risk linked to overloading of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in terms of braking distance in particular. This project involving Cerema (Lyon Laboratory Department) and IFSTTAR (EASE laboratory) aims to assess the variations in braking distances induced by overloads under different conditions: dry or wet road, speeds varying from 50 to 120 km / h, load distribution and overload rate. To reach this goal, two additional steps are proposed. The first is based on the modeling of a LCV and numerical simulations (with PROSPER vehicle dynamics software). The second consists in the instrumentation of a light commercial vehicle and the carrying out of tests on the reference test track at IFSTTAR in Nantes. These tests will validate the results obtained by numerical simulations.

  • Polemics (2018- 2021) New POLlutant EMIssions from modern Euro 6 CarS: atmospheric transformations and implications for urban air quality and health

Polemics project proposes to investigate nature, fate and impacts of Euro 6 emissions, both in the laboratory and in the real world. Car exhaust will be measured at the tailpipe and after processing in static and dynamic atmosphere simulation reactors. Primary emissions and oxidation products will be analyzed. Their contribution to secondary particle formation will be investigated. The obtained kinetic and product information will be used for enhanced air quality modelling, both on the process and on the urban scale. The genotoxic potential of primary and secondary particles will be assessed using standard in vitro assays. 

  • EM6.3 (2018- 2021) Emissions of pollutants from light vehicles Euro 6 according to the 3 fuels: petrol, diesel and natural gas

EM6.3 aims to compare three Euro 6 engines (diesel, petrol and natural gas) in terms of regulated and unregulated pollutants, measured on the WLTC cycle and road journeys for different vehicles, cars and light commercial vehicles / LCV up to at 3.5t

  • Maestro-EU6 (2018- 2022) Modelization/characterization of precursor and secondary aerosol from road traffic – Euro6 vehicles

Maestro-EU6 is the continuation of the Maestro project. It pursues the objective to enrich knowledge on the emission factors of regulated and non-regulated compounds and on the evolution of pollutants through atmospheric physico-chemical and photochemical processes, but focuses on Euro 6 passenger cars with different post-treatment technologies.

  • EVORA (2017- 2020) Determination of Semi-Volatile Organic compounds emissions by volatility classes. Impact on air quality modelling

The EVORA project aims to quantify emissions of the semi-volatile organic compounds (COSV) that could be used by Chemistry-Transport models. The impact of these compounds on air quality will be evaluated by the CHIMERE model

The I-Street project managed by Eiffage and involving olikrom, Total and Ifsttar is part of a systemic approach: six technological bricks will be developed, covering all the axes of the ADEME “Road to the Future” call for projects, from the development of a greener, smart and connected road to prefabricated / demountable roads and innovative and safer road marking. EASE laboratory is involved in 4 modules: Globe, Sushis, CUD, Coated for the Future

* Globe, which aims to create a logistics sector for bitumen granules, from the production refinery to the site of use;

* Enrobé du futur which aims to develop an optimazed pavement surface regarding skid resistance, noise, rooling resistance and pollution control;

* CUD which consists in developing a modular urban road, made up of precast concrete elements that are easy to handle;

* SUSHIS which includes the development of photoluminescent horizontal signs, which will enhance user safety in degraded weather conditions and allow energy savings on urban sites.

  • MAESTRO (2017-2020) Modelization/characterization of precursor and secondary aerosol from road traffic

The MAESTRO project aims to improve knowledge on emissions of VOCs, SVOCs and particles from passenger cars. This project aims also to investigate the particle ageing and secondary particles formation under atmospheric conditions. These experimental results allow developing the ageing parameters for air quality models.

  • SOLDUGRI (2016-2019) Pour une SOLution DUrable du renforcement des infrastructures par GRIlles en fibre de verre.

The project objective is to develop more rational and mechanical approaches to the evaluation grids, and for the calculation of reinforced pavements.