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Professor Rich Romano recently gave an interview to a trade magazine describing the technical capabilities of the new HIKER lab as well as an overview of the types of research that will be performed. Read more on page 38.
Members of the Human Factors and Safety research group recently showcased our automation research as part of a Lates event linked to the special exhibition, ‘Driverless: who is in control?’, at the Science Museum in London. Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of…
Members of our team recently won the Best Poster Award at the 26th IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks! The symposium took place at the Lindholmen Conference Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 12-16 August 2019. Dr Chonfeng Wei attended and presented the poster based on the research findings related to the…
A new paper by members of the Human Factors and Safety research group has recently been published in Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. The paper, titled “An objective assessment of the utility of a driving simulator for low mu testing“, looks at using driving simulators to support the vehicle development process. The…
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are becoming increasingly sophisticated, yet questions remain around their safe deployment onto public roads. Simulation can help to answer many of these questions. Members of the University of Leeds Driving Simulator have recently begun work on a major new project, VeriCAV (Verification of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles), which will develop…
Rafael Gonçalves (middle), a first-year PhD student in the Human Factors & Safety group, won the Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 10th Driving Assessment Conference, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. This award was based on his paper, “Using Markov Chains to understand the sequence of drivers’ gaze transitions during lane-changes in automated…
On Thursday 13th June, the University of Leeds launched Virtuocity, which provides a world-leading technical platform that leverages research and expertise from across the University, including the Institute for Transport Studies, to lead innovation in the design of urban transport and city systems. Virtuocity will form a key facility for the University’s newly launched Centre for…
Automated vehicles (AVs) are developing fast, and we need to understand how to integrate these vehicles into our roads, because they are likely to be involved in interactions with other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists (Vulnerable Road Users or VRUs). When considering a two-way interaction between the AV and VRUs, the key challenge…
Prof Rich Romano was recently interviewed at Tech.AD USA 2018, about the work we do at the University of Leeds Driving Simulator, and his take on the development of automated vehicles.
Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using vehicle simulators to improve new vehicle performance while reducing the time and cost it takes to get a new design to market. But how accurately do driving simulators re-create real-world vehicle testing? In a competitive market, manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover are constantly seeking to improve product quality, while…