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Professor Andrew Parkes, Executive Director, Centre for Mobility & Transport

Professor Andrew Parkes

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.