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University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is a French higher education and research organisation, created in 2015, federating three public universities (UB, UFC, UTBM), three public engineer schools (ENSMM, AgroSup, ENSAM) and one private business school (BSB) in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté (BFC) region according to the collegiate university model (COMUE: Community of University and Establishments). The mission of University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté is to enhance societal values by ensuring excellence in training, education and research at the regional level.
The University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) is a public higher education and research institution located in the towns of Belfort, Sévenans and Montbéliard (France). The university has approximatively 3,000 students for the academic year 2018-2019. UTBM is authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research to issue engineering diplomas in the following domains: automatic, industrial electronics, IT, mechanical, production systems, mechanical design and ergonomics. UTBM is developing research activities in accordance with the industrial environment of the northern Franche-Comté: land transportation and energy.
The Ergonomics and Design for Systems (ERCOS) research group is part of the ELLIADD laboratory and the UTBM. ELLIADD-ERCOS research is intentionally multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, combining the humanities and engineering sciences (mechanical and computer engineering). The objectives of the research are to develop knowledge, methods and tools for human and user-centred design, in order to increase the performance and reliability of human-machine interactions and to ensure safety, comfort and health. To do so, ELLIADD-ERCOS benefits from a wide range of tools to ensure a user-centric design process, including advanced measure and simulation equipment, such as a driving simulator and a virtual reality platform.
- UBFC is mainly involved in WP4 for designing scenarios and experimental protocols, preparing, performing
and analysing simulations. The research group is clearly relevant thanks to its staff (gathering skills in both
ergonomics and ITs for simulation), its equipment (including a driving simulator, several virtual reality
solutions and metrology tools) and its experience of numerous research projects: industrial ones as well as