TRI’s Showcase event – Tuesday 15th June

This online event will showcase current TRI research projects, industrial collaborations and the teaching of the TRI. The content will be focussed on specific TRIs academic projects and their industrial/organisational partners and Government agencies that are recently active. 

Take a look at Prof Adrian Davis’ Essential Evidence 4 Scotland articles where he de-jargonises peer-reviewed academic evidence on all aspects of transport planning into one-page summaries. This series is match-funded by Paths for All.

SURFLOGH is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 – 2020. The core challenge of the project is to achieve a more efficient cargo distribution in urban areas, and thereby maintain efficiency in long distance transport. To promote efficient logistics sustainably, the focus is on optimizating the interaction between hubs and urban logistics system in smaller and medium-sized cities and city networks.

The European DIAMOND (Revealing fair and actionable knowledge from data to support women’s inclusion in transport systems) project analyses and converts data into knowledge with notions of impartiality to move towards a more inclusive and efficient transportation system from a gendered perspective.

Project CAV Forth, led by Fusion Processing, will bring together organisations from across the UK to develop a high capacity Autonomous Bus Pilot Service across the Forth Bridge – a UNESCO World Heritage site. The project will convert five full-size Alexander Dennis single decker manually driven buses into autonomous vehicles. These self-driving buses will provide a service capable of carrying up to 42 passengers 14 miles across the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh Park Train and Tram interchange. Edinburgh Napier University will support the company in this project by way of undertaking a work package of innovative attitudinal surveys with users and non-users of the autonomous buses in the project.

SUNRISE will develop, implement, assess and facilitate learning about new, collaborative ways to address common mobility challenges at the neighbourhood level. 

Park4SUMP will work on traffic and travel avoidance; it will support less car dependent lifestyles and put into practise innovations in planning and location policy. It will also optimise the use of existing infrastructure.

Project HEART (Hydrogen electric and automated regional transportation) is a consortium of organisations in the UK that are responding to the ISFC Future Flight Challenge (FFC) by Innovate UK. The aim of the competition is to develop and demonstrate integrated aviation systems enabling the introduction of new classes of electric and/or autonomous air vehicles. These could include drones, urban air mobility vehicles or electric regional aircraft.  TRI will address public opinion to understand the potential of hydrogen electric technology amongst stakeholders and end-users, including the public and how that may change as a result of exposure to the project.

Impact of COVID-19 on travel behaviour, transport, lifestyles and location choices in Scotland – this survey was produced by TRI with backing from the Scottish Funding Council.

Monitoring & Evaluation of traffic calming measures in Scottish Borders project, funded by the Scottish Borders Council.

Richard Llewellyn will speak about ‘The Influence of Active Road Studs on Safe Driving Behaviour.’ Richard’s paper “Active Road Studs as an Alternative to Lighting on Rural Roads: Driver Safety Perception,” is the first of its kind to investigate the effects of the use of active road studs on the confidence of drivers at night.  Read more here.

Eric Lesley, who now works at Transport Scotland, will speak about his experience as an MSc student. Eric won the Tom Riddell prize at CIHT Scotland’s annual dinner 2019, awarded for excellence in a transport subject at post graduate level.

Andrew Keba presented his dissertation on “Mode Choice Changes Among NHS Workers During the Covid-19 Pandemic” at the 2020 STAR Conference.

MSc Transport Planning and Engineering course

MEng Civil and Transportation Engineering course

Presentations from the event are available to view below:

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