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 developing both the policy ideas and the underlying technologies. Currently they are running a world leading trial in electric vehicles and public charging infrastructure in the North East of England that is informing both on policy, international standards development and its impact on energy demand and environmental emissions. Recently TORG have also developed a low-cost wireless sensing technology (called Motes) which is being deployed commercially by several local authorities to pervasively 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.
Please visit our group website http://research.ncl.ac.uk/torg to learn more about our research and teaching activities and opportunities for study.
We also provide a wide range of consultancy and commercial services.