# THE PROJECT
In 1996, while he was still an engineer in the Comex company, Pierre TANTOT created Survey-Copter, which, in time, became an international actor in aeronautics and defense.
Early 2009, in the context of its research and development programmes, teams started working on a concept simulating the pitching of boats for the landing of UAVs. Faced with with the quality of the prototype, they decided to apply this technology to motor racing.
The ellip6 project got started in 14 months with the creation of the first centre in Pierrelatte.
The parent company of the project, Survey-Copter, became e6 LAB in 2011, after the acquisition of the UAVs and industrial engineering branch by the EADS group (now known as the Airbus group).
Following the creation of the XL, LT and motorbike simulators, a new range of products appeared with the development of virtual reality headsets.
In 2017, e6 Lab designed the MiNi simulator. Dedicated to virtual reality, it is available in 3 models : U1 (1 seat), U3 (3 seats) and U6 (6 seats).
The dynamic seats created by e6 Lab were set up in the Futuroscope theme park for their first virtual reality ride, aboard the car of French racing champion Sébastien Loeb.
This year also saw the creation of new VR simulator models: the S1 for all ski, snowboard or surf type activities, and the W1 for paragliding, parachuting and wingsuit simulations.
Early 2019, 6 personalized motorbike simulators were set up in the Ducati World area of the Mirabilandia theme park in Italia.
A new simulator joined the others in 2020: a mountain bike VR simulator.
Early 2021, e6 LAB split into 3 associated companies : e6 Concept for general purposes, e6 Research focusing on R&D and e6 Support specializing in maintenance.
The company then started creating custom-made simulators, the first being a Méhari simulator for the MX, the Pernod-Ricard Pastis museum at the Docks Village in Marseille.