Approximately €4 million.
Coventry University (COVUNI), Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), EUROKLEIS s.r.l (Eurokleis), Interaction Limites ((INTR), Instituto del Embalaje, Transporte y Logistica (ITENE), VTM-Consultores em Engenharia e Planeamento LDA (VTM), Lever development Consultants (LEVER), Smart Continent LT Lab (SC), Techniche Universitaet Ilmenau (TUIL), Signosis sprl. (SIGNOSIS), F.K. Liotopoulos kai sia EE (SBOING), Integral Consulting R&D (INTECO), Citta di Torino (TORINO), 5T SRL (5T), Council of the City of Coventry (CCC), Dimos Kalamarias (KALAMARIA), Fundacion de la Comunitat Valenciana Para la promocion estrategica el desarrollo y la innovacion urbana (INNDEA), MAKIOS S.A. (MAKIOS), Logdrill informatikai es Szolgaltato Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag (Logdrill), Wuppertal Institut fur klima, Umwelt, Energie gmbh (WI), Roma Servizi Per la Mobilita (RSM), Municipality of Alba Iulia (AIM).
SUITS (Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for S-M local authorities) aim is to substantially increase the capacity of Small-Medium local authorities to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive, integrated and accessible transport strategies, policies, technologies, practices, procedures, tools, measures and intelligent transport systems that recognize the end-to-end travel experiences of all users and freight.
SUITS will target 4 key areas:
I) Integrated planning of passenger and freight
II) transformation of transport departments into learning organisations
III) creation of learning assets for small to medium authorities based on a needs analysis
IV) development of decision support tools to aid new market entrants and to further understanding of procurement regulations.
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) process is seen as key to the development of sustainable, integrated transport in urban areas, and in wider city master plans. Although used successfully in many large cities to improve quality of life, transportation and the economy, small to medium authorities have fewer resources to address the multitude of transport problems they face: e.g. pollution, congestion at peak and tourist times, poor quality services, lack of intermodal and integrated transport and decaying infrastructures. The SUITS consortium will work to understand, provide and disseminate resources and skills to S-M authorities through the development of toolsets, on-line resources, webinars and workshops across EU.
For more information, please email PI Professor Andree Woodcock for more.
Preventing Motion Sickness in Automated Vehicles
The overall aim of this JIP accordingly is to avoid or minimise the occurrence of motion sickness in automated vehicles. The project aims at realising this by explicating the underlying causes of motion sickness in automated vehicles, adopt reliable, sensitive, and valid methods to assess its occurrence, and sketch ways it can be mitigated by adapted (automated) vehicle design and/or other countermeasures.
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.