Transport

The UK has a strong transport industry, especially in the aerospace, road, rail and marine sectors as well as newer capabilities in intelligent transport systems. But the way that we use transport today is unsustainable in terms of energy use, impact, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

The challenge is widely recognised and addressed by industry, government agencies, research institutes, national and European programmes, all of which share the aim of making transport more sustainable, seamless, competitive and responsive.

Our industry-focused research is based on:

  • Advanced automotive engineering - mechanics of materials, testing of materials, analysis of materials, aerodynamics, additive manufacturing
  • Intelligent mobility - traffic management and Earth observation, control systems
  • Green transport - electrical power and power electronics, atmospheric chemistry, green chemistry, combustion