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Towards connected mobility

Since a vehicle’s energy efficiency also depends on its use in real conditions, IFPEN develops services and software solutions dedicated to energy analysis, eco-driving and driving analysis.

The idea: to connect vehicles by exploiting the potential offered by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in order to help drivers improve their behavior at the wheel.

The objective: to optimize fuel consumption, reduce pollutant emissions and improve vehicle safety. 

                                                 Connected Mobility   
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ICTs represent an interesting lever for facilitating the transition to smart mobility adapted to usages.   


A service offer for connected vehicle

In order to address the new requirements of connected mobility, in 2016 IFPEN created a comprehensive range of web services dedicated to energy analysis, coaching, eco-driving and safety.

These services, marketed under the DriveQuant brand, soon attracted the interest of several industrial players.

Concretely, DriveQuant collects, analyzes and processes data from its customers via a platform adapted to their needs and compatible with all types of telematic solutions. This platform incorporates patented algorithms resulting from several years of R&I work at IFPEN. It is designed for:

  • fleet managers,
  • insurers,
  • and new players in the field of smart mobility.

DriveQuant became a start-up in February 2017.


The GECO eco-driving challenge

IFPEN-Lyon took part in the Lyon region’s 3rd inter-company eco-driving challenge, organized around the GECO app created by IFPEN.

A total of 52 companies took part in the event, covering more than 58,600 km in eco-driving mode.
Today, more than 23,000 drivers are using the GECO eco-driving app,
                                                 which is a great success!

                                            The GECO™ eco-driving application


The European Optemus project delivers promising early results The Horizon 202

Optemus project, launched in June 2015 for a period of 45 months, is aimed at addressing the challenges posed by the limited range autonomy of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles.

Leading the control part of this project, IFPEN have developed an eco-routing strategy that means:

  • drivers are supplied with the most energy-efficient and least polluting route,
  • which also optimizes journey times thanks to the incorporation of real-time traffic conditions.

IFPEN’s algorithms have been tested by Fiat teams in Turin on an electric Fiat 500. The results so far have been highly promising, with measured consumption savings of up to 15%. Research will continue in 2017 to take into account driving behavior, via an eco-driving component. Thereafter, there are plans to look at combining vehicle energy management and thermal management.


A driving coach to cut insurance premiums

IFPEN and Wecover, a start-up company specializing in collaborative insurance, have joined forces to develop the Wecover by GECO.

Based on algorithms from the GECO application, Wecover by GECO feeds back indicators concerning driving efficiency and behavior: speed variations, accelerations and decelerations, braking and swerving. A virtual coach is also incorporated to help users improve their driving and thus avoid accidents.

The objective is to identify a community of drivers who may be able to enjoy reduced insurance premiums by demonstrating their good driving behavior

The objective: to identify
a community of drivers
who may be able to enjoy
reduced insurance premiums
by demonstrating their good driving behavior.



A smartphone application for “eco-responsible” travel

Developed by IFPEN with the support of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), Geco air is the first free smartphone app that evaluates CO2 emissions associated with individual mobility.

Launched in November 2016, the app helps users act, on a personal level, to improve air quality and reduce the environmental impact of their journeys. By adopting a more gentle driving style, for example, vehicle emissions can be halved.

Geco air is an innovative solution that combines information technologies with IFPEN’s expertise in the field of powertrain and pollutant modeling.

Geco air supplements the action initiated by IFPEN in the field of connected services with the GECO eco-driving app, launched in 2014.


GECO air, the Smartphone app for cleaner mobility

Geco air is a free smartphone app, developed by IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), to make us all more aware of pollutant emissions associated with our mobility.

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the expected growth in the connected vehicle market between 2015 and 2020

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