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Static Sim Upgrade

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We're delighted to have successfully deployed an update to one of our static simulators to allow for a more detailed and adaptable set-up for studies that do not require the full immersion and motion of our 8 degree of freedom Driving Simulator. Our developer team have added independent HD-quality rear view and wing mirrors, and a...

Virtuocity Featured in New Case Study

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Virtuocity was recently the subject of a case study on the main University of Leeds website ahead of hosting delegates from the Times Higher Education Digital Universities UK conference. We hosted over 50 Delegates across the week who got to experience our facilities first hand and ask us about how our research impacts the world...

Dr Tyron Louw speaks at SHIFT Automotive

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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...

Prof Carsten authors PACTS report

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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...

Interview with InAVate about HIKER lab

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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.

Automation research on showcase at Science Museum Lates

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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...

Launch of Virtuocity

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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...