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Road Safety is launching the 7th edition of its innovation competitions

Updated on 04/19/2022

Road Safety reaffirmed its commitment to innovation by organizing the 7th edition of the Innovation Prize and Challenge : two competitions to encourage innovations in the field of road safety. Candidates have been called to fight online since April 15.

The innovation award

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the Rewarding innovation enables the labeling of products and services offered by companies of all sizes.

They are invited to submit their application on the Road Safety website by November 8, 2022 by presenting an innovation that contributes to road safety, is new and complies with regulations while being accessible to a wider audience.

To register: https://www.securite-routiere.gouv.fr/le-concours-innovation/prix-innovation-candidatures.

the Challenges to innovation reward student initiatives related to road safety by providing grants to improve their product. This Challenge was organized in collaboration with the National Office of Engineering Students (BNEI), Conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGE), Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools (CDEFI) and France Universities. Students wishing to submit their project application can do so on the website https://www.innovstreet.fr until December 31, 2022.

The prizes will be awarded in March 2023 after reviewing the applications by two jurors, under the aegis of the interterministerial delegation for road safety, composed of personalities from different backgrounds selected for their expertise in the field. of road safety.

Since the first edition of the Innovation Prize, 39 initiatives have been awarded, and 21 projects have been awarded within the framework of the Innovation Challenge.

Words of the winners 2022

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On March 17, on the occasion of the 6th edition, Road Safety awarded 5 initiatives as part of the Innovation Prize, such as:

➔ Thomas Pandraud, founder of Bumpair, which sells an inflatable helmet for cyclists that is less bulky, more protective and requires an average of 85 % less material for making it than a traditional helmet :

This is a true recognition of road safety institutions. This award also gives us more insight to allow us to let the public know our innovation. but also other companies that could be potential new partners to help us continue to improve road safety. »

➔ Annick Renoux, commercial director of Webfleet Solutions, which develops WEBFLEET TPMS, a real-time tire pressure and temperature monitoring solution for trucks, coaches and buses to immediately notify fleet managers of the identification of a problem :

Some of our customers have already tried our solution, but the label “ Rewarding innovation allow us to get more companies to participate and convince them to adopt it. We hope to strengthen it even more as we still see a lot of footprints on the roads as a result of the tire explosion. “.

4 projects were awarded as part of the Innovation Challenge, such as:

➔ lyass Belkhayat, Gabriel Monteux, Eliott Béraud and Basile Maddalena, students at the Institute of Optics GraduateSchool, first prize winners (12 000 euros) with the project Eye keeppita panel placed at the back of the vehicle (car, bus, truck, etc.) and warns the following vehicle if it is too close, via a signal light:

We are currently working on a prototype that we want to test on “ earth »By establishing and partnering with transportation companies and driving schools “.

➔ Manon Bigué, a student at the School of Industrial Biology, wins with his team the second prize (5 000 euros) with the project Docycl ‘strips to be placed on the ground at bicycle lanes, near intersections with pedestrian crossings, that will allow cyclists and users of motorized personal transport vehicles (EDPM) to slow down so that they do not collide with pedestrians:

This award will allow us to create a full-size prototype and spend on a patent filing. We want to sell our solution on a large scale “.

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