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Staff Profile

Dr Amy Guo Guo

Lecturer in Intelligent Transport Systems



Amy's area of research covers ITS for Ageing Mobility, Driver Behaviour, Intelligent Vehicles and Low Carbon Transport. She is particularly interested in monitoring and assessing driver behaviour, testing and evaluating the effectiveness of technologies in improving road safety of all road users and understanding the barriers delaying the shift to electromobility. She uses both traditional and innovative research methods including direct (lab and field) observation, immersive video simulation and role play, and other survey means such as focus groups, interviews and questionnaires to ensure that the research is theoretically informed and empirically rigorous.

Areas of expertise

  • Ageing mobility
  • Driver behaviour
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Low carbon transport


  • PhD in Evaluation of Future Traveller Information Systems
  • MSc in Transport Engineering and Operations, Distinction
  • BEng in Railway Transportation Management, Distinction


  • Member, IET Automotive & Road Transport Systems (ARTS) Network Executive Team 
  • Member, UTSG Executive Committee
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member, Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK)

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Research Interests

Driver Behaviour

  • Monitoring and assessing driving performance and visual search behaviour 
  • Human Factors of in-vehicle systems
  • Accidents and driver visual search behaviour
  • Young driver training
  • Driver Distraction

Ageing Mobility

  • Traveller information systems
  • ICT and HMI
  • Driving safety
  • Technology Engagement


  • Barrier to EV uptake
  • Rapid Charge Network
  • Low carbon transport in metropolitan sites

Current Work

CHAUVET (Capturing Hazard Awareness and Level Assignment through Eye Tracking) Project (Principal Investigator)

OTTE (Older Travellers and Technology Engagement) Project (Principal Investigator). Final Report

Instrumented Traveller (Principal Investigator)

LC TRANSFORMS (Co-Investigator)

Postgraduate Supervision

PhD: Shuo Li, Investigating the requirements for older divers to inform the future design of automated driving systems’. 

MPhil: Weijia Chen, Role of sentiment analysis with twitter data in improving the understanding of passenger satisfaction (Graduated in 2016).  

PhD: Christopher Emmerson, Older Drivers' Route Guidance Requirements (Graduated in 2015).

PhD: Claudia Pinna, Evaluation of the Driving Ability in Elderly People (Graduated in 2015). 

Esteem Indicators

Invited speaker at the Government Office for Science (GO-Science) Policy workshop on Future of Mobility - exploring social and demographic issues and key trends in mobility, at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge. 22 Feb. 2017. A report of the workshop is available here

Reviewer of the journal of Transport Reviews, Transportmetrica A, IEEE Transactions on ITS, European Transport Research Review, Sensors, IET ITS, IET Journal of Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Reviewer for the ITS World Congress and ITS European Congress since 2012. 

Invited research grants evaluator for the Research Council of Norway (January) and for Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space (August), 2015

Invited transport expert to the UK parliament's Transport Select Committee to provide professional views on ageing mobility, March 2014, London UK.

Invited specialist lecturer of Intelligent Transport and Older Drivers at Explore, a lifelong learning
programme based in Newcastle, November 2015.

Winner of the RCUK's Telling Tales of Engagement Competition (£10k) 2013. 

Invited speaker for the IBEC (International Benefits Evaluation and Costs) Special Interest Session
at the 20th ITS World Congress, 14-18 October 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

Best Scientific Paper Award at the 19th ITS World Congress, 22-26 October 2012, Vienna, Austria.

Invited speaker at the Rural Digital Economy Seminar on "Older Driver Study" on 6th June 2012 at University of Aberdeen. 

Invited speaker at the 6th Advanced Forum on Transportation in China, 15 October 2010, Beijing, China.

Invited speaker at Technology Strategy Board's Informed Personal Travel Workshop, The future will be different, London, 8 July 2008,

Awarded the Second Prize in the Department for Transport’s ITS Vision Competition, Testing Future Traveller Information Systems, 2006.

Winner of the Mott MacDonald University Challenge on 5th Moving On Conference in Glasgow, UK. 7 – 9 March 2006.

Awarded the Best Poster in the theme of the Human and Information Environment, Postgraduate Research Conference 2004, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. 25th June 2004.

Winner of the Michael Trowyer-Foyan Prize, a prize for the best overall student on a Transportation MSc programme: academic year 2002/2003 


Postgraduate Teaching 

CEG8422 Intelligent Transport Systems.

CEG8414 Electromobility and Low Carbon Vehicles

CEG8415 ITS Technologies, Systems and Implementation

Visiting Lecturer at School of Transportation, Southeast University, China