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Transport Futures Research Network

We carry out research and engagement activities on new and emerging transport technologies and modes, including electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and mobility as a service.

Mobility brings a range of societal and economic benefits, from access to services and employment, to economic development and cultural exchange. But current transport systems also suffer from a number of intractable problems, including congestion, emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and local air pollutants, noise, accidents, depletion of resources, social exclusion and inaccessibility of amenities and services.

At the same time, several mega trends – including urbanisation, ageing population, electrification, increasing connectivity, and automation – are likely to impact on mobility systems. These and other developments will see disruptive innovations and socio-technical transitions within mobility systems that will have profound impacts on society, economy and environment.

The focus of our network is on new and emerging transport technologies and modes, including electric vehicles (EVs), autonomous vehicles (AVs), and mobility as a service (MAAS, eg car sharing). The impacts of these innovations may include the following:

  • environmental - change in GHGs from EV/AV dominated transport systems
  • technological - impact on the grid, dynamic charging of EVs, V2G
  • legal - risk and regulation of AVs
  • organisational - new business models for MAAS
  • societal - cultural norms around car/bike sharing
  • psychological - interaction with and trust in AVs
  • computational - using traffic simulation and use of abstractions, such as agent-based approaches
  • ethical - AV decision-making.

Aims

  • to understand the nature and impacts of new and emerging transport technologies and modes (eg electric and autonomous vehicles; mobility as a service) by generating robust evidence and high-quality scientific insights
  • to disseminate and apply this understanding to real-world contexts, including policy, industry and civil society, in order to help generate innovative solutions for transport systems
  • to build capacity within Cardiff University across a range of disciplines and create diverse collaborations with stakeholders through networking and knowledge sharing events.

We conduct research on:

  • autonomous vehicles
  • electric vehicles
  • smart grids
  • vehicle to grid
  • car sharing
  • transport modal choice
  • in-vehicle human machine interface design
  • vehicle simulation.

Selected publications

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Lead researcher

Lorraine Whitmarsh

Yr Athro Lorraine Whitmarsh

Senior Lecturer

Email:
whitmarshle@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6972

Academic staff

Close up of Phil Morgan's face

Dr Phil Morgan

Senior Lecturer

Email:
morganphil@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 225 10784
Liana Cipcigan

Dr Liana Cipcigan

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

Email:
cipciganlm@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0665
Omer Rana

Yr Athro Omer Rana

Professor of Performance Engineering

Email:
ranaof@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5542
Peter Wells

Yr Athro Peter Wells

Head of Logistics and Operations Management Section, Professor of Business and Sustainability

Email:
wellspe@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5717
Dr Georgina Santos

Dr Georgina Santos

Senior Lecturer

Email:
santosg@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4462
Dimitris Potoglou

Dr Dimitris Potoglou

Lecturer in Transport and Applied Choice Analysis

Email:
potogloud@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)2920876088

Associated staff

Dr Dimitrios Xenias

Research Associate

Email:
xeniasd@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0714

Dr Colin Whittle

Research Associate

Email:
whittlec1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Dr Vicki Stevenson

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Lecturer

Email:
stevensonv@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0927
Daniel Newman

Dr Daniel Newman

Lecturer in Law

Email:
newmandc@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4049
Calvin Jones

Yr Athro Calvin Jones

Professor of Economics

Email:
jonesc24@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5470
Leighton Andrews

Yr Athro Leighton Andrews

Professor of Practice in Public Service Leadership and Innovation

Email:
andrewsl7@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6564
Irina Harris

Dr Irina Harris

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Modelling

Email:
harrisi1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4447
Yingli Wang

Dr Yingli Wang

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
wangy14@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5066
Jane Haider

Dr Jane Haider

Lecturer in Logistics, Transport and Operations Management

Email:
haider@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6851
Vasco Sanchez-Rodrigues

Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues

Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
sanchezrodriguesva1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5185
Anthony Beresford

Yr Athro Anthony Beresford

Email:
beresford@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6869
Stephen Pettit

Yr Athro Stephen Pettit

Reader

Email:
pettit@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6835
Robert Mason

Yr Athro Robert Mason

Reader in Logistics, Programme Director, MSc Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
masonrj@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5511
Emrah Demir

Dr Emrah Demir

Senior Lecturer in Management Science,Panalpina Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Logistics

Email:
demire@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0971
Wessam M.T. Abouarghoub

Dr Wessam M.T. Abouarghoub

Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management

Email:
abouarghoubw@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5852

Upcoming events

Upcoming events will be listed here when they become available.

Past events

6 June 2019

Transport Futures Conference, Cardiff University

A successful, one-day conference in which researchers, entrepreneurs, practitioners and industry experts came together to engage in talks and discussion relating to future transportation and mobility. The event saw the identification of opportunities for collaboration and network building. Keep an eye out or future Transport Futures Research Network events.

9 May 2019

Towards Sustainable E-Mobility: Vision and Challenges.
Talk given by Dr Yue Cao.

11 April 2019

Older people’s mobility, new transport technologies and user-centred innovation.
Talk given by Dr Charles Musselwhite.

14 February 2019

Modelling of active travel behaviour.
Talk given by Dr Crispin Cooper.

17 January 2019

Sustainable City Analytics.
Talk given by Snigdha Jain.

8 November 2019

Driverless Cars: hype or inevitable.
Talk given by Christian Wolmar.

13 September 2018

Monthly seminar series: Driverless cars: hype or inevitable?
Talk given by Christian Wolmar.

11 October 2018

Monthly seminar series: Dr. Phillip Morgan - Trust in an autonomously driven simulator and road vehicle performing increasingly  complex manoeuvres with and without other vehicles.
Talk given by Philip Morgan - Psychology department, room 12.11.

13 December 2018

Monthly seminar series: Dr. Phillip Morgan - Modelling of active travel behaviour
Talk given by Philip Morgan - Psychology department, room 12.11.

14 June 2018

Monthly seminar series: Innovations in retail freight
Talk given by Prof. Tom Cherrett.

28 June 2018

Monthly seminar series: Charles Musselwhite.