The agreement was signed by the leading French automotive manufacturer and five Moroccan universities, two American universities with campuses in Morocco, an engineering school of Ecoles Centrales based in Morocco, and a technological center at the International University of Rabat, PSA Group said in a statement.
The OpenLab has committed to a four-year research program to explore sustainable mobility systems focused on electronic mobility adapted to the African market, renewable energy and logistics with the future, the statement said.
The company added that the OpenLab will draw on PSA’s scientific expertise and its university partners, as well as on the technology platforms in Morocco.
The OpenLab partners are: the International University of Rabat, Mohammed V University (Rabat), Ibn Tofail University (Kenitra), Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakesh), Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (INSA EuroMéditerranée), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University, Ecole Centrale Casablanca and Lafayette Institute.
The agreement is part of PSA’s commitment to promote innovation, involving building and managing relationships with different ecosystems: individuals, businesses, academia and institutions.
The Moroccan OpenLab boosts the lab network of PSA with the aim to respond better to the social, environmental and economic challenges presented by the “car of the future.”
This network of OpenLabs is spread across locations around the world. This allows it to share research teams and experimental resources from PSA and partner laboratories.