Our Facilities

Coventry University has invested £100 million to support research excellence and the Research Institute for Future Transport and Cities boasts a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, technology and excellent facilities that research students, staff and partners can take advantage of.

NATIONAL TRANSPORT DESIGN CENTRE

The National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) is a state-of-the-art facility, operating within the University's Centre for Future Transport and Cities. Opened May 2017, the NTDC is designed to explore new areas of transport design research and find new ways to use existing equipment, as well as creating new technologies. It's both provocative and surprising, ambitious and disruptive, creating real transferable outcomes and impact.

 

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED LOW-CARBON PROPULSION SYSTEMS

The Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) is a joint venture between Coventry University and FEV (a German based international engineering service provider). The project will see the build of a new Centre for automotive engine testing within the Technology Park which will house power train test cells for research in to sustainable power concepts.

 

THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING (AME)

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) is proud to be part of the Research Institute for Future Transport and Cities at Coventry University. AME is supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Catalyst Fund, and is a collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group.

 

CENTRE FOR CONNECTED & AUTONOMOUS AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH

The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research (C-CAAR) will pioneer and test new developments to support the rapid growth within the global intelligent mobility sector and address future transport needs. The centre is located on an existing site at the heart of MIRA Technology Park, its objectives are to:

  • Provide an environment to stimulate test and evaluate the security and safety of Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)
  • Undertake research to accelerate the development of new products and services I the CAV segment
  • Produce a pipeline of talent to support growth of the CAV sector