Project description

To develop a complete, intelligent, on-demand, driverless electric transport service to serve the Plateau de Saclay on a permanent basis.


The Ecomobility via Autonomous Vehicles (EVA) project, launched in 2017, is part of the EVAPS testing program involving Renault, Transdev, VEDECOM and Université Paris-Saclay, which has been conducted in the Paris-Saclay area over the past three years. EVAPS (which stands for Eco-mobilité par Véhicules Autonomes sur le territoire de Paris-Saclay – Ecomobility via Autonomous Vehicles in the Paris-Saclay area) is supported by ADEME and integrated into the Nouvelle France Industrielle (NFI) plan. It aims to develop a complete, intelligent, on-demand, driverless electric transport service to serve the Plateau de Saclay on a permanent basis.

Expected results

  • IRT’s experts will perform system of systems modelling and analysis to establish a formal specification for these various systems, addressing the different aspects necessary to analyse them, including safety, reliability, availability, cost and performance. The modelling will be done using the Architecture Development Method (AMD), which takes both the environment and organisations into account. The experts will apply formal and simulation verification methods to validate the system of systems (SoS). Finally, they will set up a project knowledge base to capitalise on the expertise and make best use of the test results.
  • In parallel, a significant part of the project will be operational safety analysis: SystemX will use the NFI plan guidelines relating to safety requirement specifications needed to support SAE Level 4. It will help consolidate the SoS architecture, in keeping with operational safety requirements. It will also prepare recommendations for legislators, insurers and any other decision-maker involved in implementing the SoS. Finally, it will analyse the risks associated with setting up tests and identifying preventive action to be taken.
  • A third section will be devoted to system cybersecurity and threat analysis. The aim is to set up a threat knowledge base, advocate security solutions to be implemented and make recommendations on security standards to adopt. A public key infrastructure (PKI) will be deployed to test the management of security certificates for autonomous vehicles and its real-world scalability will be verified. A vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications system will also be deployed in line with ETSI recommendations.

Implemented skills

Data science and AI
System engineerin and software design
Safety of critical systems

Targeted field

  • Intelligent autonomous mobility

Badge Mobility and autonomous transport
Mobility and autonomous transport
Project Status:État du projet : Completed
Academic Partner(s)Partenaire(s) académique(s)
IRT SystemX
EVAPS Partner(s)Partenaire(s) EVAPS
Renault Transdev VEDECOM Université Paris-Saclay

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