We take a fresh approach to the challenges facing society by bringing together world-class experts from art and design, human factors, engineering, computer systems and business studies into one focussed Institute. Our work covers automotive, aerospace, maritime and rail transport modes and allows us to take the lead in cross cutting research developing new forms of transport, new forms of manufacturing and new forms of information provision and security.
We have a unique position in UK universities – with over 140 research staff and 120 PhD research students in the Institute capitalising on our links with Coventry City and its status as a European Living Lab for transport and our close collaboration and joint initiatives with major stakeholders such as Unipart, FEV and Horiba MIRA.
We are working in exciting times with major challenges being presented by the move towards increased automation, the increasing age and urbanisation of our population, new materials and manufacturing processes and by the need to move towards sustainable non-polluting transport as quickly as possible. Current hot topics for us include developing new materials for wearable technology, driverless unmanned and vertical take-off vehicles, mobility as a service, systems security and new business models for the future supply chain.