Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


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About the Course


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Develop an understanding of the policy background and principles behind intelligent mobility. Find out about the latest research into low-carbon technologies.

You'll gain an understanding of the latest changes in research, legislation, and technology that can be deployed. It complements the core ITS course (Intelligent Transport Systems) by explaining the political and policy landscape that influence the uptake of different ITS technologies. We achieve this through lectures (including guest lectures by experts in the field), site visits, and practical sessions.

The course provides an understanding of the main transport challenges and their interdependencies. You'll explore how Intelligent Transport Systems can be used to address challenges such as:

  • supporting the economy with reliable and efficient transport
  • minimising environmental impact and energy consumption
  • sustaining and extending accessibility

You'll be exposed to the latest research into low-carbon technologies and their implementation, including their use to promote the uptake of electric vehicles and accessibility. You'll also find out how technologies can be brought together in future smart cities.

Objectives and Outline


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Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll:

  • understand how policies are made and how they can be influenced
  • be familiar with national and international policies on electromobility
  • understand how ITS schemes can be delivered and implemented in order to meet policy objectives
  • be able to describe a wide range of current and advanced ITS technologies and systems
  • be able to guide and advise transport authorities and organisations about the effectiveness of existing ITS technologies and systems
  • be able to assess existing ITS technologies and systems, comparing their effectiveness and how they meet needs
  • be capable of contributing to the design of new ITS technologies and systems and to their real-world implementation

Course Outline

  • Policy - Main challenges and interdependencies
    • An overview of:
      • how transport policy is made and scrutinised
      • who the key stakeholders are at international, national, regional and local level
      • what the big policy issues are in transport
    • You'll discover whether policies can lead to unintended consequences or rebound effects
    • You'll be introduced to a systematic approach and given pointers towards strategic policy setting.
  • Standards and interoperability
    • You'll be introduced to standards, how they are set, and the national and international bodies involved in setting
    • Case studies on electric vehicle charging infrastructure explain how important interoperability is and how it can be achieved.
  • Electric Vehicles
    • The issues of global warming and depletion of fossil fuels have created opportunities for electric vehicles (EVs)
    • You'll look at:
      • the environmental impact of an EV
      • how to calculate the fuel economy of an EV
      • the future that EVs hold.
  • Cost Benefits - Doing more for less
    • An overview of:
      • how much we spend on transport
      • how the transport sector can provide more capacity in times of economic downturn
    • In this topical aspect, you'll focus on the challenge of developing a coherent business case for ITS systems as a whole, rather than on individual components, in the current economic climate
  • Case study: Electric Vehicles
    • Find out about the outcomes of research undertaken at Newcastle University through SwitchEV, SmartCEM, RCN and LC TRANSFORM (UK-China collaboration) projects. The North East of England is one of the most advanced regions in Europe for installing EV charging infrastructure and monitoring real-world driving behaviour of electric cars.
  • Accessibility
    • You'll learn about accessibility based on our research on Social Inclusion in the Digital Economy Research Hub of Newcastle University
    • You'll be introduced to the concepts of social inclusion, safety and accessibility
  • Smart Cities
    • We'll use a case study to explain:
      • how energy, ICT and transport are linked
      • how we can run those networks most efficiently

Further Information


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Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters


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Fees


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