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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.
Vehicle automation increases the chances of experiencing motion sickness, particularly when engaging in display-based activities such as reading. In turn, this may discourage people from using and accepting vehicle automation. Ultimately, this will negate the benefits automation may bring to the individual and society at large.
Adopting an empirical and scientific approach, this joint industry project (JIP, a consortium of industries and research institutes, typically focussing on pre-competitive research questions) will answer outstanding questions concerning the underlying causes for motion sickness in future automated vehicle scenarios. This will provide partners (automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and suppliers) with a robust basis to develop subsequent proprietary mitigation strategies in the design of future vehicles and user interactions.
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Biomechanical software has been developed at Coventry University which has the capability of analysing musculoskeletal systems.
In this project, Coventry University has joined with GKN Hybrid Power, GKN AutoStructures, S&S Windings and Alexander Dennis Limited, to develop a Gyrodrive sytem solution that will be optimised for fitment to buses as original equipment.
A welcome to the Centre for Mobility & Transport from Executive Director Professor Andrew Parkes.
ERGO WORK is a collaboration of academic and business organisations in 6 countries, to understand the barriers that disabled people face in the EU workplace and to tackle some of these through improved workplace Ergonomics.
HORIBA MIRA's Collaboration with Coventry University seeks to make journeys safer, cleaner, efficient and rewarding.