School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences



As one of the leading centres of transport technology in Europe, the Transport Operations Research Group (TORG) have been central to key research in areas such as road user charging and smartcards. We have developed both policy ideas and underlying technologies.

Currently we're running a world-leading trial in electric vehicles and public charging infrastructure in the North East of England. It is informing both on policy, international standards development and its impact on energy demand and environmental emissions.

Recently we've also developed a low-cost wireless sensing technology called Motes. This is being deployed commercially by several local authorities to monitor traffic pollution and help develop strategies to manage the traffic demand and reduce emissions.

This world-leading technology is being assessed for deployment in a number of high profile international cities.

We also provide a wide range of consultancy and commercial services.

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