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Dr. Tyron Louw gave a talk entitled, “Let’s not forget the WHY of driverless cars”, at SHIFT Automotive 2019, in Berlin, Germany. In his talk, Dr. Louw presented research conducted by members of the Human Factors and Safety group using the University of Leeds Driving Simulator, to make a case for considering the human element…
Professor Oliver Carsten co-authored a report for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) with Dr. Shaun Helman of Transport Research Laboratory, on the importance of standardisation of vehicle controls and the driver interface with driver assistance systems. Established in 1981, PACTS promotes evidence-based solutions to achieve safe transport for all. The unique features…
The HumanDrive project team had a stand at the Cenex-LCV 2019 at the Millbrook Proving Ground presenting the latest state of the project. Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event that brings together UK decision-makers, as well as industry and academic experts in a unique two-day event. Dr. Chongfeng Wei, Evangelos Paschalidis, and…
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…