Transport systems

The transport sector is one of the world’s largest consumers of energy, and at present is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Researching alternative energy sources and optimising efficiency in the use of fuels are two significant challenges we face. Our engineering and environmental scientists are taking a leading role in a project to investigate the resilience of the UK transport network to climate change.

Vehicle Technology Research Centre

The Vehicle Technology Research Centre has a world leading research profile in combustion engines and low carbon vehicle technology. Sustainability, environmental concerns, user safety and comfort are the common factors for future designs.