Project News

On 16 & 17 January 2018, Professor Natasha Merat, Dr Tyron Louw, and Dr Daryl Hibberd, of the Human Factors & Safety group,  organised and hosted the first joint sub-project workshop for the EU-funded L3Pilot project, attended by 60 experts from industry and academia. The project focuses on the large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3…
ITS to lead human-centred design and evaluation of automated vehicle behaviour in a new Innovate UK project: HumanDrive The Institute has been chosen to investigate how an automated vehicle should behave in order to provide its occupants with the right feel and experience, enhancing safe human-like driving strategies, and improving user adoption of these vehicles….
The Institute’s expertise in road safety is contributing to a new European project to make our roads a better place for cyclists. Cyclists account for a disproportionate share of serious road injuries and fatalities, and the problem is not improving. In contrast to other broadly positive trends in road safety, cyclists in many countries remain a…
L3Pilot launched: piloting automated driving on European roads L3Pilot launched: ITS team involved in understanding the human factors, challenges and opportunities of automated vehicles The European project L3Pilot was launched on 13 September in Wolfsburg, home to the project coordinator Volkswagen. Focusing on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, the project brings 1,000 test drivers and…
Europe’s largest research project on automated driving has demonstrated how vehicles of the future will negotiate even the most complex of situations, transforming the driving task. The AdaptIVe project has showcased how automated cars and trucks perform in a range of scenarios at low, medium and high speeds, with fundamental implications for the role of humans: performing…
Research staff from the Institute’s Safety & Technology group have joined forces with car-maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and three other leading UK universities to deliver the project. ITS staff are working on a driving simulation which offers a realistic digital driving and passenger experience, in order…
Advancements in driver assistance systems have gathered pace over the last 40 years. Most cars now come with automated features as standard, including anti-lock brake systems, cruise control, and collision avoidance. Now, the focus is on self-driving technology. Leeds is a leader in this field of research. Academics in ITS are researching safety, human factors…
Using eco-driving support systems in real conditions brings energy saving of up to 6% After over 4 years of activities, the European ecoDriver project released its first results during the final event in Stuttgart on 16 March. The project trials have involved 170 drivers in 7 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and UK) both in…