Funding awarded to improve collaborations between industry and academia

Posted by ap507 at Sep 03, 2014 11:30 AM |
Universities of Leicester and Nottingham to work with the Transport Systems Catapult to develop economically beneficial transport

The internationally-leading Universities of Leicester and Nottingham have successfully submitted the East Midlands Intelligent Mobility Partnership IMPETUS to the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) in order to research and develop economically beneficial transport for the future.

IMPETUS was selected to partner with the TSC in a novel programme that aims to improve the collaboration between academia and industry, promoting working with businesses and focusing on the development of products and solutions in the field of Intelligent Mobility.

Professor Paul Monks, Leicester lead for IMPETUS, said: “The University of Leicester has leading research and development in the transport systems area, particularly working on intelligent traffic management to lessen environmental and health impacts as well as ground breaking technologies. Working with the TS Catapult will bring university knowledge and know-how straight to market in partnership with business.”

Based on a systems approach, the consortium of the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham and the TSC will work on areas such as passenger information requirements in the end-to-end journey, transport systems modelling, future cities, autonomous vehicles, environmental impact of transport, ubiquitous communications and positioning and advanced distributed sensory systems for transport control.