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We horizon scan to identify new technologies and systems that can be designed and developed to provide leading edge solutions to our transport and mobility challenges

Creating innovative ways to address issues of mobility

Through technology, we have been able to create innovative ways to address issues of mobility. Our multidisciplinary approach considers global challenges for a more sustainable and healthier net zero transport world.

Our aim is to use technology to bring the best and most appropriate solutions dto deliver on transport challenges.  Our ability to deign trials, evaluate and deliver evidence on the effectiveness of the solutions is a key and unique selling point to what the NUCoRE brings.

  • Decarbonisation and resilience
  • autonomous and driverless systems
  • active modes
  • micro-mobility
  • passenger technology support
  • urban traffic management and control
  • freight logistics
  • smart city infrastructure
  • urban mobility
  • accessible transport
  • safety and infrastructure

Technology is also important for providing data on how transport affects overall travel means.

We have produced and are developing sensors and monitors to collect qualified and quantified data for:

  • reliability of vehicles and infrastructure
  • behaviour
  • safety
  • resilience and mitigations to extreme weather events
  • health impacts
  • demand management and nudging behaviour
  • choice modelling
  • transport pollution
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With this data, we can make recommendations for improving transport services at a local and international level. This data is vital for governments to improve transport systems design and aid mobility policy.

The technologies theme helps advance knowledge in areas such as:

  • vehicles (batteries, automation)
  • infrastructure (inspection and monitoring of resilience)
  • smart traffic management through 5G connectivity
  • urban mobility (active mobility)

This requires the establishment of multidisciplinary teams that bring together:

  • engineering disciplines
  • urban planners
  • geographers
  • architects
  • ageing experts
  • modellers
  • economics and analysis
  • computer scientists and data analysists
  • social scientist and behaviourists
  • any other relevant subject specialists

These multidisciplinary teams contribute to the development and deployment of fit-for-purpose technologies. Such technologies aim to minimise the impact of transport and mobility.

Development and deployment of fit-for-purpose technologies.