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.
From training engineers to developing world-leading technologies, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education collaborates with industry and academia to drive UK and global rail innovation.
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.
This Centre covers all four areas of automotive research: autonomy and sensing; business and strategy; impact on the environment and sustainability and the circular economy.