Autonomy

UAV fleet management for humanitarian operations

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are experiencing increasing use in many applications and are expected to operate in Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) conditions. Due to the volume of UAVs and types of aircraft expected to share the airspace, novel approaches for path planning are necessary to ensure their safe integration.

D-RISK - Safety Validation for Autonomous Vehicles

SHIFT - Design of Autonomous Vehicle Platforms

TSL is part of a collaborative project that was awarded a government grant worth £2m, seeking to model how Londoners might respond to fleets of self-driving, shared vehicles alongside existing transport options in London.

Trip auctions for fair ridesharing trips

Dynamic trip pricing methods are commonly used by ridesharing companies (eg. Uber, Lyft) to manage customer behaviour and to incentivise driver participation. These methods have been described as an economist’s dream, given their unique ability to capture the dynamics of balance between supply and demand in urban transportation.

Goverment Office of Science - Future of Mobility Review

Dr Marc Stettler and Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis from the Centre for Transport Studies were commissioned by the UK Government Office of Science (GoS) to provide inputs to the Future of Mobility review, part of the Foresight Programme.

Disaster Logistics using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

TSL has developed a mathematical model that designs and evaluates humanitarian missions that utilise Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This work is featured in a new publication. UAVs have enjoyed widespread adoption in the humanitarian sector in recent years, particularly for applications such as damage assessment and aerial monitoring.

Data and Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems

Between 2015 and 2017, TSL was part of the ESRC-funded Strategic Network on Data and Cities as Complex Adaptive Systems (DACAS), which brought together researchers from a range of different fields, including architecture, environmental economics and theoretical physics.