ENDSUM / Cerema (Strasbourg)

Contact : Valérie Muzet & Pierre Charbonnier
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The ENDSUM (Non Destructive Evaluation of Structures and Materials) Cerema research team conducts research in the fields of data analysis, pattern recognition and artificial intelligence. It contributes to the generation of knowledge and the development of technologies for the future, mainly in the field of transport infrastructures (structures, roads) as well as in intelligent transport systems (ITS) and autonomous vehicles (AV). It hosts the Verification Centre for the ECODYN mobile retroreflectometers that characterise road marking.

EL / Cerema (Angers)

Contact : Florian Greffier & Vincent Boucher

The EL (Lighting & Lumière) Cerema research team conducts research on the modelling of the human visual system using imaging and image processing techniques, on the multifactorial optimisation of lighting systems and on road visibility. Its applied research work takes the form of expertise for local authorities and industry to evaluate the performance of lighting systems or to qualify the visibility of innovative signalling systems. The EL team uses in-house developed measurement systems, supported by a dedicated metrological unit, to guarantee the quality and traceability of measurements and services.

STI / Cerema (Clermont-Ferrand)

Contact : Sébastien Liandrat & Frédéric Bernardin
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The STI (Intelligent Transport Systems) Cerema research team has a strong activity in photometry and radiometry and is involved in numerous European research projects (H2020, EMPIR). In particular, it has a laboratory gonioreflectometer, a spectroradiometer operating in the near infrared range (2500 nm) and a colorimeter that will be used to feed the database developed in the project.

XLIM UMR CNRS 7252/ Université de Poitiers (Poitiers)

Contact : Benjamin Bringier
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The XLIM research team is specialised in surface measurement by computer vision, development of numerical tools for BRDF modelling, lighting simulation and image-based rendering techniques. Members of the team have published several high-level papers related to this project dealing with reflectance models in the context of lighting simulation, digital surface generation, BRDF measurement by virtual gonioreflectometer and 3D surface measurement from photographs.

SBM/ Spie batignolles malet (Toulouse)

Contact : Aurélia Nicolai
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Spie batignolles malet, a public works company, has a research activity in formulation, road surface characterisation and road marking (Sogecer) for urban development (link with adaptive public lighting and ICU). A major player for over 10 years in the work of the Pavements & Lighting group (IDRRIM), it is financing a CIFRE thesis in partnership with Cerema. SBM will contribute its expertise in terms of formulation and surface properties of pavements with a strong R&D investment in the application issues of the project.

PICS-L / Université Gustave Eiffel (UGE)

Contact : Roland Brémond & Enoch Saint Jacques
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The PICS-L laboratory of the UGE has been conducting applied research in road photometry and lighting and visibility for more than 30 years. It will carry out BRDF measurements of pavements using the laboratory's gonioreflectometer, develop a methodology for measuring wet samples, and participate in the development of predictive models.

Angers Loire Métropole

Contact : Patrice Lebreton
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The local authority “Angers Loire metropole” partnered with Cerema in 2017 to optimise the lighting of the Tramway platform and is the leader of an "Intelligent Territory" project which includes the renovation of 30,000 light points over 5 years. The involvement of the city will enable the research to be implemented on an operational level in the area.

Limoges Métropole

Contact : Patrick Tardieux
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The local authority “Limoges Métropole” has been involved in innovation for several years, particularly in the field of lighting (Lumiroute, Luciole, Lumi'nov) under the leadership of Patrick Tardieux, its technical director. It was therefore logical that the approach continue with this ANR REFLECTIVITY project, for which the experimental sites, logistics and communication of the local authority will be made available to carry out and accompany the measurements over the project period.