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Groupe PSA and Inria create an artificial intelligence OpenLab

Groupe PSA and Inria are creating an OpenLab dedicated to artificial intelligence. The studied areas will include autonomous and intelligent vehicles, mobility services, manufacturing, design development tools, design, digital marketing as well as quality and finance.

Carla Gohin, Groupe PSA’s Vice President for Research and Advanced Engineering, said: “Artificial intelligence will quickly become an efficiency factor for the group. The OpenLab will work on artificial intelligence algorithms enabling autonomous vehicles to drive in complex environments for example.

“It will also work on predictive maintenance, powertrain design optimisation and the modelling of complex systems such as cities, to offer mobility services adapted to people’s needs.”

Isabelle Ryl, Inria Managing Director, Inria Transfer and Industrial Partnerships, said: “The digital transformation of the automotive sector leads to the emergence of a lot of research topics, especially in artificial intelligence.

“Inria’s project teams will participate in this OpenLab bringing their high-level algorithmic expertise as part of a fruitful dialogue with Groupe PSA’s experts on all the identified topics. ”

The OpenLab supports the Paris Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (PRAIRIE), an institute of excellence in artificial intelligence that brings together a dozen players including Groupe PSA and Inria.

The results of the fundamental research led by the Institute will stimulate research into topics that are applicable to the automotive industry.

The AI OpenLab adds to a global network of 18 existing facilities for Groupe PSA, with 12 in France, four in China, one in Brazil and one in Morocco.

As research facilities, OpenLabs pool together teams and experimental resources from Groupe PSA and its partner laboratories, in line with Groupe PSA’s Open Innovation policy and its Science Technologies Exploratory Lean Laboratory (StelLab) network, created in 2010 to encourage scientific discussion.