PREDIT is a French programme encouraging research, experimentation and innovation in land transport. It was launched and implemented by the ministries in charge of research, transport, environment and industry, ADEME (Environment and Energy Agency) and ANVAR (Research valorisation agency - now known as Oséo). By stimulating cooperation between the public and private sectors, this programme aims at conceiving transportation systems that would be economically and socially more effective, safer, energy-efficient, and environmentally-friendly.
The 4th PREDIT programme’s general objectives are to encourage developments in:
- Transport technology,
- Transport-related services,
- Knowledge and tools for public policy.
More specifically, the 4th PREDIT programme covers land surface transport (road, rail, waterways) and their interfaces with maritime and air transport, focusing on dynamic aspects related to traffic-flow management. In so doing, the programme promotes environmental considerations: 20% energy-efficiency enhancement, priority to alternative transport modes, development of green-taxation.
GO 2 – Transport quality and safety: aimed mostly at enhancing road safety and accessibility, this Group will also undertake research in rail safety, traffic management, ergonomics, and comfort.