On January 1, 2022, the ECO7 laboratory (Eco-management of Energy Systems for Transport) merged with the LICIT laboratory (Transport Traffic Engineering Laboratory) to form a new joint research unit LICIT-ECO7 placed under the dual supervision of the École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (ENTPE) and the Gustave Eiffel University.
The laboratory is located on the sites of the Gustave Eiffel University in Bron and the ENTPE in Vaulx-en-Velin.
The scientific motivations of the association result from the possibility to approach in an integrated way the question of the optimization of transport systems, from the vehicle to the travel, and to cross the energy and mobility approaches. In a simplified way, ECO7's expertise is focused on components, while LICIT's is devoted to transportation systems. Together, it is possible to address the issues of evaluation and optimization of components by considering the actual functioning and uses of the system (bottom-up approach) but also of systems considering the detailed functioning of its elements, whether technological components or users (top-down approach). This problematic defines a strong and original identity for the laboratory associating the two teams: the integrated management of energy and mobility while integrating the medium and long term impacts (sustainability).
From a methodological point of view, the common scientific orientations are in the fields of modeling, simulation, optimization and artificial intelligence (machine learning). They rely on a common corpus associating digital platforms, data and experiments.
For more information visit the official web page of the laboratory