• Transport and Mobility




The PSCHITT-Rail platform is a dynamic train driving simulator dedicated to research.

Designed by LAMIH, a multidisciplinary research laboratory focusing on transport and mobility, it is part of the laboratory’s "Autonomous Mobility" technology platform.
This immersive platform is equipped with a generic tram/train driving cab (scale 1) mounted on a mobile base restoring movement.

Visual and sound immersion is ensured via an embedded video rendering system (225° screens) and multi-channel audio.
The railway simulation is based on the OKSimRail environment developed by Oktal-Sydac. This environment has been specifically modified for research purposes.

The PSCHITT-Rail platform thus benefits from a range of special features, including the integration of new dynamic tram models, the development of graphical driving interfaces and the incorporation of new equipment.
For example, the platform allows the prototyping and evaluation of driver assistance systems, or studies related to driver behaviour in accident situations.

This equipment is part of the regional platform AV-Lab of CPER RITMEA,


  • Jean-Christophe POPIEUL
    Scientific manager
  • Gérald CONREUR
    Technical manager
  • Thierry POULAIN
    Technical manager


Le Mont Houy
59313 Valenciennes Cedex



Effectif total : 14



• Study and modelling of driver and user behaviour
• Design, prototyping and evaluation of advanced driver assistance systems
• Transportation Safety Study
• Virtual reality
• Scripting
• Design and implementation of experimental protocols
• Instrumentation (oculometry, E42, videos, ...)

Example(s) of projects

EcoVigiDriv Project, X2Rail-1 Project , STRMTG Study

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

OKTAL-Sydac, STRMTG, Alstom, Railenium

Services offers

Consulting services

Consulting services on all our skills



Nom Modèle Marque
OKSimRail OKTAL-Sydac
6-axis mobile base Rexroth
Citadis Dualis desk ALSTOM
Oculometry faceLAB, SMI glasses
Audio-video recording system HikVision, Lindy, Antrica


Affiliated institutions / organisations

Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (UPHF)


Competitive cluster

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Transport and Mobility
    • Intelligent and autonomous vehicles
    • Intelligent transportation systems
    • Security and defense in transport