Transports

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A broad and strong research area that covers all aspects of transporting people and goods, regardless of whether this involves bikes, trains, cars, aeroplanes or heavy transport by road or sea.

Researchers are also studying how telecommunications are used to improve the intelligent transport and traffic systems of the future, as well as how mathematical models are used to describe and develop these systems.

The research is also interdisciplinary, with some examples as advanced calculations by supercomputers being used to develop the heavy transport vehicles of the future, how to design timetables for trains in order to improve their chances of running on time and how to design public transport so that it attracts motorists, but not those who cycle. 

Research within this area is also taking place at the Centre for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER). Related research areas such as city logistics and environmental logistics are found under Logistics, below. 

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