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Our Research

Our Mobility and Transport Centre of Excellence has carried out transformative projects.

Impactful research

Our research is wide ranging and covers both blue sky-research and projects that impact on the transport systems of today and tomorrow.

We’ve carried out research across a range of areas, including:

  • rail transport and ride-sharing
  • Connected and driverless public transport
  • safety in the rail freight yard
  • the role remote teleoperation may play in future transport systems
  • the performance of autonomous vehicles in the real world
  • Connected and autonomous logistics
Driverless lorry

More areas, including:

  • Age-friendly and accessible transport systems and infrastructure for all
  • using composite masts to electrify the rail network
  • Optimising electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Wide area sensing and data collection of how transport is performing
  • 5G for smart traffic management and green light optimisation
  • Sustainable living labs
  • Decarbonised, adaptable and resilient transport infrastructure
  • Understanding mobility in the context of health and wellbeing
  • How technology can help older drivers continue driving safely for longer
  • The hydrogen economy

Our projects