Welcome to the Centre for Mobility & Transport
Welcome to the new Centre for Mobility and Transport at Coventry University. We take a fresh approach to the challenges facing society by bringing together world-class experts from art and design, engineering and computer systems into one focussed Centre.
We have multi-disciplinary teams working at the leading edge of fundamental research in vehicle dynamics, low carbon technologies, cyber security and autonomous systems, future vehicle design and human systems integration. I hope you look at our project pages and the profiles of our staff to find out more.
I’m a psychologist and human factors specialist who started my research career in accident investigation and reconstruction, but who quickly became interested in the wider issues of how driver performance and behaviour is influenced by aspects of the road environment, by the way the vehicle is designed and by the health, motivation and well being of the individual.
I’ve found that many of the important principles of good design and the science of evaluation are transferrable across the transport modes. Many of the issues are common, because at the centre point of road, rail, air and maritime systems we are concerned not with specific technologies but with the needs and capabilities of people.
I encourage you to browse our projects, news, events and academic profiles. Please check back to our site area which we will be updating on a regular basis.
Physics and Ballet
Researchers from Coventry University's Mobility & Transport joined members of the Royal Ballet got together in February to explore the dynamic relationship between physics and ballet.
Optimisable system-level thermal models for power electronic converters
This project is focused on the design of reliable yet efficient thermal models underpinning an optimal design framework for power electronic converters. Due to the high number of times these models must be evaluated during the optimisation process, they are required to be of low computational cost (so-called ‘optimisable’).
Tire Technology 2016 Young Scientist Award for Coventry PhD Student Greg Smith
The Tire Technology 2016 Young Scientist Prize was won by Gregory Smith for his paper on 'GS2MF', an advanced, flat-track tire test procedure used to gather data to parameterise Magic Formula 6.1 tire models. Smith has his own company, Tyre CAE & Modelling Consultants, but does much of his work at Jaguar Land Rover. He is also studying for a Ph.D, supervised by Professor Mike Blundell at Coventry University in the UK, and in his spare time writes for Tire Technology International.
Biomechanical software has been developed at Coventry University which has the capability of analysing musculoskeletal systems.