Research Group: Future Cities
About the group
We research systems, vehicles and services with the aim of creating future cities in a rapidly changing global context (for example, increasing urbanisation and ageing societies with soaring levels of obesity). Mobility and transport in future cities is not just about new or better vehicles; it is about concepts such as ‘mobility as a service’ and above all, about sensors, information and data.
We have brought together social scientists and human factors specialists alongside experts in artificial intelligence, sensor development and machine learning in multidisciplinary projects.
We provide new knowledge around the user experience and mobility service design.
This group champions design and service concepts which are based on user requirements – derived through co- and participatory – design, real world trials and simulation studies.
We concentrate on improving accessibility and mobility particularly for traditionally hard to reach groups as new technologies such as electric, connected, highly automated and unmanned vehicles are introduced.
Meet the team
Current Projects include:
- UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE) - Jun 2016-Sept 2018, Innovate UK, £5.5m, Coventry University £218, (O Haas PI, C Diels co-I)
- Intelligent Variable Message Systems (iVMS) - Jun 2016-March 2018, CW LEP, £2m, Coventry University £480k (O Haas PI, S Karanachos co-I, driver modelling and traffic simulation)
- IMPART - Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) - 2015 – 2018: The Intelligent Mobility Partnership – Midlands Competence Centre of Excellence (A Woodcock, O Haas ITS).