Centre for Sustainable Road Freight Transport

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

The CfSRFT brings together two of the UK's leading academic groups to make road freight economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. This will be the first time that a team of international standing has fully addressed the complete 'triple bottom line' of sustainability in the sector. The team combines expertise in logistics, road freight vehicle engineering, human factors and sustainability. It will work in partnership with industry players, who will help set the research agenda and drive the adoption of results by the road freight industry.

The overall aims of the Centre are to:
(i) perform a comprehensive programme to research on the sustainability of road freight transport: from tactical to strategic; fundamental to applied; micro and macro-level perspectives
(ii) develop innovative technical and operational solutions to road freight transport challenges
(iii) assess solutions to meet short, medium and long-term Government emissions reduction targets for the road freight sector, in particular, develop an achievable roadmap to provide an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions due to road freight transport by 2050

The research of the Centre will be run under four 'themes' coordinating the contributing disciplines, spanning the stakeholders and beneficiaries:
Core Activities: managing the research portfolio to maximise quality and impact; disseminating results, insights and technology and mapping the road freight sector's path to meeting Government's emissions targets.
Data Management, Scenario Analysis and Decision Support Tools: creating integrated databases, assembling data on logistics systems, freight traffic flows and related costs and externalities; performing studies to determine the best ways to optimise logistic operations so as to minimise CO2 emissions, developing decision-support tools for companies and policy-makers.
Optimising Long Haul Transport: optimising the energy efficiency of long haul vehicles through engineering of their size and weight, tyres, structures and aerodynamics, their management and the logistics infrastructure within which they operate.
Sustainable Urban Freight: optimising the efficiency of urban delivery vehicles through their engineering design and driver interfaces, their management and the city logistics systems within which they operate

The Centre will have six full-time research staff and six PhD students with twelve associated academic investigators. A computer officer will build software and database infrastructure and tools needed to disseminate the outputs to industry and government. A full time Manager will manage the engagement with industry and build the Centre into an economically sustainable unit capable of generating income streams from research, exploiting IP and identifying and providing services as appropriate.

The Centre will be supported by an Industrial Consortium of companies from the sector, steering the research, providing collaboration and implementation partners and providing about 20% of the funding over the first five years.
Beneficiaries of the Centre's work will include transport operators and customers within the sector, achieving higher efficiencies and reduced costs and impact. The manufacturing supply chain will gain new engineering options and design guidance in new technologies, while adjacent industries such as software and electronics will gain new product and service opportunities. Policy and decision-makers will benefit from new insights and tools, offering better information and prediction capabilities as well as a roadmap which provide practical routes to addressing emissions targets. The academic community will gain a rich and integrated data resource, a wide variety of related tools and methodologies in logistics and vehicle engineering and a centre of excellence in logistics management and heavy engineering. The public at large stand to gain from reduced cost of goods, congestion, noise and environmental impact.

Planned Impact

The Centre benefits 6 groups of stakeholders.

Road freight transport operators, under increasing commercial and environmental pressure, seek effectiveness and efficiency, operating on an increasingly congested network with increasing contention for space and time at nodes, under pressure to reduce energy use, carbon emissions and the societal impact of running relatively large vehicles. The Centre will provide insights and tools to manage on all scales, reduce emissions and costs, and improve safety and productivity. Strategic issues of location planning, fleet size/composition planning will be informed by insights and tools from the logistics databases, analyses conducted and decision support tools provided (Theme 2). Understanding carbon reduction options and engineering and human factors trends in the industry supports timely decisions (Theme 2). Understanding engineering developments enables operators to plan and use more efficient larger vehicles, enabled by trailer design developments (Themes 3, 4). Tactically, scheduling tools and a capacity to predict congestion will be important (Themes 2, 3, 4).

Road Freight Transport customers: 75% of freight moves by road in the UK. The timeliness and cost effectiveness drives the profitability of retailers and manufacturers running 'just-in-time' operations. Enhancing decisions made by operators and policy makers impacts all those who depend on road freight performance. Theme 2 provides tools and insights to retail and logistics planners and policy-makers.

Road Freight Transport supply chain manufacturers will exploit IP from the Centre: The Centre will address the operational efficiency and environmental impact of products from the manufacturers concerned with vehicle aerodynamics, rolling resistance, energy regeneration, manoeuvrability, ease of use and public acceptability. Consortium members associated with tyre development, suspension, steering, brakes, trailers and prime movers will contribute to and benefit from the work. Multidisciplinary teams will help manufacturers explore system-wide implications, while collaborating with each other in order to realise the full benefit. (Themes 3, 4)

Adjacent industries: Other suppliers will benefit; e.g. developers of satellite navigation systems interested in data development, analysis and tools (Theme 2), guidance on human factors, understanding user needs and mental models (Theme 2) and exploring how to deliver information to best effect to the driver or user (Themes 2 & 4). We will map out contribution to emerging industries (Theme 1), e.g. driving product development in security applications via vision systems able to track objects, robust against noisy data or missing sources. We will be agnostic about applications; e.g. the human factors insights into systemic structures may identify new information formats for decision support of wide and profound impact.

Policy makers: The road network and its users is a complex system with emergent properties. The decisions of policy makers have profound effects on the behaviour of actors and the performance of the whole system. The centre's work will provide new insights from creating and analysing integrated data, opening up new options and exploring likely impacts from policy measures (Theme 2). Addressing concerns about energy use, environmental impact, system performance, resilience in the face of traffic growth and disruption, the Centre will provide a vital resource to help policy makers' roadmap future strategy, exploring options and consequences of their decisions.

Society: All are affected by the road transport system; benefits from its use, its costs, its social and environmental impact. The Centre's work will affect the citizens of the UK, through the decisions of policy makers and freight transport operators and the resulting performance of the system, and in the performance and acceptability of the vehicles themselves in long haul and urban applications.
 
Description The research on this grant is now completed, though the operation of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight is continuing under industry funding and a follow-on grant from EPSRC.

The main deliverables so far have been:

* SRF Optimiser - a tool for freight operators to assess their carbon footprint and investigate the benefits and cost effectiveness of a wide range of possible interventions, both technical and operational. This tool is available free-of-charge on the web and is being used by an increasing number of freight operators.

* Aerodynamic improvements - a package of aerodynamic improvement to a heavy vehicle which has been shown to provide a 7% reduction in fuel consumption under highway conditions without affecting payload capacity. Vehicles built to this specification are now being purchased by three major fleets: Waitrose, Turners and Warburtons. Approximately 100 vehicles have entered commercial service so far.

* Methodology and technology for measuring the key technical parameters of heavy goods vehicles during normal operations - for use in calculations of fuel consumption. These include the engine map, aerodynamic drag and tyre rolling resistance.

* Definitive measurements of methane slip and Greenhouse gas emissions from gas-diesel dual-fuel vehicles to inform decisions about their future use and design.

* A prototype urban delivery vehicle with trailer steering and hydraulic regenerative braking system, capable of reducing fuel consumption by approximately 40% overall compared with conventional urban delivery vehicles.

* Assessment of opportunities and recommendations for implementation of systems for horizontal collaboration between freight operators to minimize empty running and hence reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

* The first version of roadmap for decarbonising the UK's road freight system.

* A major report for the UK Committee for Climate Change, recommending national decarbonisation strategies for the 5th Carbon Budget.
Exploitation Route * Vehicle industry: Tools, concept systems and validated designs for reducing vehicle fuel consumption.

* Road Freight Industry: Practical tools and advice, both technical and logistica, for ways to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.

* Government: Policy roadmaps and strategies for decarbonizing road freight
Sectors Energy,Environment,Transport

URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk
 
Description The research on this grant has been completed. The findings have been used by: * A number of major road freight operators - to help them reduce fuel consumption and emissions and to measure their progress towards this end. * Heavy vehicle manufacturing industry - to help design better vehicles with lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. * The UK Department for Transport - to help it formulate policy for the upcoming Freight Carbon Review * The UK Committee for Climate Change - to help it formulate the 5th Carbon Budget and make recommendations to the Department for Transport. * Transport for London - to help it formulate strategies for reducing fuel consumption and emissions in the city.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Energy,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Report for Committee on Climate Change
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact An assessment of the potential for demand-side fuel savings in the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) sector for the 5th Carbon Budget
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/cfsrf-an-assessment-of-the-potential-for-demand-side-fuel-savi...
 
Description COST Action Scheme
Amount € 1,200 (EUR)
Funding ID 170315-059411 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 
Department COST Action
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2015 
End 04/2015
 
Description Committee on Climate Change Advice for the Fifth Carbon Budget
Amount £69,000 (GBP)
Organisation Committee on Climate Change (CCC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2014 
End 02/2016
 
Description Development of a Longer Semitrailer - Collaborative project funded by industry
Amount £125,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2012 
End 12/2014
 
Description HFES Europe Chapter Grant Programme
Amount € 1,200 (EUR)
Organisation HFES Europe 
Sector Learned Society
Country Netherlands
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description Heriot Watt Impact Acceleration Award
Amount £46,000 (GBP)
Organisation Heriot-Watt University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Impact Acceleration Award
Amount £28,454 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
Amount £108,771 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP009958 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Low Carbon Truck Demonstrator Trial
Amount £105,077 (GBP)
Funding ID 400266 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2015
 
Description Low Emissions Freight and Logistics Trial - Stream 1: Maximising CNG Bennefits
Amount £1,959,842 (GBP)
Funding ID 84539-513190 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 05/2019
 
Description Low emission freight and logistics trial - Stream 1
Amount £346,925 (GBP)
Funding ID 84329-513187 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Transport Systems Catapult University Partner Programme
Amount £51,000 (GBP)
Organisation Transport Systems Catapult 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Title SRF Optimiser 
Description A web-based decision support tool that calculates GHG emissions, energy consumption and costs associated with a company's road freight transport operation. It models the effects of 29 carbon-reducing measures, the tool assesses the GHG, energy and cost implications of a range of technologies and management practices that can be applied to a transport fleet. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Application of the tool by freight operators and other researchers to investigate decarbonisation strategies 
URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk/srf-optimiser-2/
 
Title Highways agency archive 
Description We have constructed a historical database of road traffic data drawn from the real-time feed of road network information provided by the Highways Agency at [1]. This data is publically available under the Open Government License[2] but does not include a historical archive. The database comprises average speeds, vehicle per hour flow and percentage occupancy for over 12,000 individual stretches of road within England. [1] http://data.gov.uk/dataset/live-traffic-information-from-the-highways-agency-road-network [2] http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/ 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It is anticipated that this database will provide valuable data for statistical analysis of traffic patterns. Initial work on the database has lead to the development of a novel form of traffic modelling. 
 
Title Non-negative matrix factorisation model for traffic flow 
Description We have developed an analysis method using our historical database of traffic flow and a technique known as "non-negative matrix factorisation". This allows for the analysis of traffic flow into underlying flows which represent real-world phenomena such as the morning or evening rush hours. Each road link in the dataset can then be assigned a weight indicating how much of a morning rush hour it exhibits versus an evening rush hour. Or lunch-time rush versus night-time behaviour. In this way they dataset may be significantly reduced in size while retaining much of the original information. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The analysis presented in this model spurred the creation of intra-SRF, cross-group collaboration on the sharing of traffic datasets. 
 
Title Research data supporting How Well Do We Know the Future of CO2 Emissions? Projecting Fleet Emissions from Light Duty Vehicle Technology Drivers 
Description Matlab fig files to recreate the figures used in the publication. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title synchronised traffic video sequences 
Description We have created a two-hour dataset of synchronised video of two view points covering connecting traffic junctions. The video has been captured in high definition from a position consistent with traffic light mounted cameras. The dataset shows over time the build up and reduction in congestion and has a significant number of vehicles which flow from one junction to the other and are thus visible in both videos. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Three independent researchers within Cambridge University Engineering Department have agreed to use portions of this dataset as a common base to test and compare different algorithms for video analysis based on the Dual Tree Complex Wavelet Transform. It is anticipated that this common dataset will accelerate research and provide the ability for like-to-like comparisons of algorithms. The dataset has allowed the verification of the utility of a DTCWT-based optical flow algorithm for detecting moving vehicles and the sparse description of such vehicles using DTCWT-based keypoint descriptors. 
 
Description Chevron 
Organisation Chevron Corporation
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Coca-Cola 
Organisation The Coca-Cola Company
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description DHL 
Organisation DHL
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution • Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2012
 
Description Denby Transport 
Organisation Denby Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution • Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution • In particular, secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2013
 
Description Denby Transport Ltd 
Organisation Denby Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Ongoing research
Collaborator Contribution Contributions in-kind, including provision of unique special-purpose articulated link trailer for testing
Impact Active path-following steering system licensed to industrial partner
Start Year 2013
 
Description FTA 
Organisation Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Goodyear 
Organisation Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Haldex 
Organisation Haldex
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution • Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution • In particular, secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2013
 
Description Haldex Brake Products Ltd 
Organisation Haldex
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2006
 
Description Hargreaves Logistics 
Organisation Hargreaves Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description John Lewis 
Organisation John Lewis Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Laing O'Rourke 
Organisation Laing O'Rourke
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution ------------------------------ Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Millbrook 
Organisation Millbrook Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles. Made extensive use of test facilities and increased their exposure.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through membership subscriptions Provided advice and strategic direction for research programme
Impact All Outputs from Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
Start Year 2015
 
Description Optrak 
Organisation Optrak Distribution Software Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description RHA 
Organisation Road Haulage Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description RHA 
Organisation Road Haulage Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles
Collaborator Contribution Advice and strategic direction for the research
Impact All Centre outcomes
Start Year 2015
 
Description SDC Trailers 
Organisation SDC Trailers
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sainsbury 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided advice and technology to help reduce fuel consumption and decarbonise road freight vehicles
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through membership subscriptions Provided advice and strategic direction for research programme
Impact All SRF Centre research outputs
Start Year 2015
 
Description Tesco 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Tinsley Bridge Limited 
Organisation Tinsley Bridge Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
Start Year 2006
 
Description Transdek 
Organisation Transdek
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description VCL 
Organisation Value Chain Laboratories
Country Unknown 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking with other partners Exposure to industry Product ideas
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions through member subscriptions Software engineering support
Impact SRF Optimiser - software
Start Year 2015
 
Description Volvo 
Organisation Volvo Trucks
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2014
 
Description Warburtons 
Organisation Warburtons Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Description Wincanton 
Organisation Wincanton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Consortium will receive free-of-charge access to the Logistics database and tools for analysing the data, as applicable. • The members have the opportunity for trial and early adoption of technology and methods developed in the research. • Members of the Consortium receive licenses to exploit any intellectual property that results from the research, on favoured terms. These terms and arrangements for the ownership of intellectual property are broadly in line with European practice. • Computer simulation programs and data analysis software that result from the work of the researchers are available for internal use by the member companies. • Testing equipment built by the researchers and located in the universities is available for use by members of the Consortium. The designs of such equipment are available for internal use by the member companies, should they wish to manufacture duplicate facilities. • Members of the Consortium can gain access to research facilities and equipment in the University at reduced rates, subject to the availability of equipment.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contributions of consortium subscriptions plus contributions in-kind: attendance at meetings, provision of corporate data, expertise and assistance with scoping, planning and executing projects. • Secure funding helps to maintain the current level of activity and expertise in the research groups and provides some facilities that cannot be obtained from other sources of funds. • Researchers benefit from the close contact with industry that results from the Consortium, and the benefits of obtaining an industrial perspective on research projects. Further research opportunities are continually created through discussions with the industrial partners.
Impact Work is still in progress
Start Year 2013
 
Title METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ARTICULATION ANGLE MEASUREMENT 
Description The present invention relates to a method and system for measuring an articulation angle between a vehicle and trailer, more particularly the measurement of an articulation angle using a vehicle-mounted camera 
IP Reference GB1806279.4 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed No
Impact Licensing is in progress with a heavy vehicle manufacture.
 
Title Aerodynamic modifications to heavy goods vehicles 
Description A package of aerodynamic improvements that can be implemented on a heavy goods vehicle to provide a reduction in fuel consumption. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact This package has been trialed by industrial partners and shown to provide a 7% reduction in fuel consumption for highway operations. The package is manufactured by a UK trailer manufacturer and is currently being implemented by two major UK fleets. An estimated 50 vehicles have been fitted with this modification so far, with a rapidly increasing take-up. 
URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Waitrose-case-study-v3_sg.pdf
 
Title Implementation of the Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform for image processing 
Description The dtcwt library provides a Python implementation of the 1, 2 and 3-D dual-tree complex wavelet transform along with some associated algorithms. It contains a pure CPU implementation which makes use of NumPy along with an accelerated GPU implementation using OpenCL. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software is increasingly being used by wavelet researchers looking for an alternative to the MATLAB implementation. It has been picked up and integrated into the well-known and widely used Ubuntu and Debian dsitributions of Linux. 
URL https://github.com/rjw57/dtcwt
 
Title Prototype urban delivery trailer 
Description A prototype urban semitrailer was developed with steered rear wheels and a hydraulic regenerative braking system. This vehicle is much more maneuverable than conventional rigid delivery vehicles and therefore it can be have a significantly higher payload capacity. This gives a reduction in fuel usage per freight task of up to 30%. for start-stop operations in urban environments, the regenerative braking system can save up to 20% of fuel. The combination of these two technologies in a single semi trailer gives the potential to reduce fuel consumption by approximately 40% compared with conventional urban delivery vehicles. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact This vehicle has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by approximately 40% compared with conventional urban delivery vehicles. 
URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk/project/low-energy-b2b-delivery-vehicles-2/
 
Title SRF Optimiser 
Description SRF Optimiser is a web-based decision support tool that calculates GHG emissions, energy consumption and costs associated with a company's road freight transport operation. It models the effects of 29 carbon-reducing measures, the tool assesses the GHG, energy and cost implications of a range of technologies and management practices that can be applied to a transport fleet. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Enables vehicle fleet owners to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions 
URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk/srf-optimiser-2/
 
Title starman: a Kalman filtering library for Python 
Description The starman library provides a Python implementation of algorithms commonly used to estimate state and to track targets over time in the presence of noisy measurements. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2016 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The starman library has been used by various Masters and PhD students to avoid the repetitive, tedious and error prone work of re-implementing state tracking algorithms. 
URL https://github.com/rjw57/starman/
 
Description 'Minimising CO2 from Heavy Goods Vehicles', Automotive World Megatrends Europe 2014,: 10 September, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture sparked discussion on technologies and approaches to reducing GHG emissions from road freight

Work still in progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.automotiveworld.com/
 
Description 'Sustainable Road Freight', IRTE Conference, Gaydon 11 Sept, 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked extended discussions about methods for reducing GHG emissions the

Work is still in progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 2 Cebon, D. 'The role of road freight in greening the transport sector' Freight Transport Association's Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference; 22 May, 2013, Gaydon, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote address. Talk stimulated vigorous discussion about methods for reducing GHG emissions from road freight.

Work is still in progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.fta.co.uk/media_and_campaigns/press_releases/2013/20130211_cutting_carbon_cutting_costs_c...
 
Description 2nd International Physical Internet Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of research results sparked questions and discussion afterwards, participants expressed interest in the Centre's research and acknowledged significance of the SRF work to the Physical Internet agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pi.events
 
Description 8th ECITL Conference, Bordeaux 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of research findings at academic conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC news item on aerodynamics research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video news item by BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott on Aerodynamics Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35487651
 
Description Collaboration seminar, Heriot-Watt University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar to establish best practice for collaborative supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Commercial Vehicle Show (Birmingham, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To disseminate the research findings from the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Delegation to Minister of Transprot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A delegation of industry members from the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight met with Andrew Jones MP, Minister for Transport to discuss government policy on Heavy Goods Vehicles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dissemination and Future Collobaration Report, Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop aimed at dissemination of research findings and fostering of future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Freight Workshop, Department for Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to working groups and development of policy frameworks surrounding freight transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Freight transport association user conference (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact To introduce carbon reduction strategies, policies and interventions to road freight operators. This underpinned other activity undertaken with the association and progressed initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of road freight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Green Logistics colloquium (Naples) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A colloquium for interested academics from across Europe designed to develop a research agenda for the reduction of carbon emissions from road freight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IMechE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact D Cebon Invited presentation 'Improving Road Freight Vehicles', IMechE Eastern Region, 4 June, 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description IRTE Keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact D. Cebon Keynote address, The IRTE Conference, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, 17th Sept, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.irte-conference.co.uk/information/irte-conference-2015-review/112053/
 
Description IRU Workshop - Truck of the future road map 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop to develop a roadmap for the truck of the future which will be used to inform international road freight policy. The output from the workshop was used to structure a report and its content. The report has now been completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IRU Workshop, Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to expert panel at research workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Impact Acceleration Event 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approximately 50 people attended a high profile event on truck and cyclist safety. The event was hosted at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Speakers from Transport for London, Cycling UK, Cycling Scotland and numerous other stakeholders were in attendance to learn about the research outcomes and discuss new ways forward. Dennis Eagle, a UK vehicle manufacturer, also brought along a specially designed truck to showcase recent innovations in cab design. The event created a new network of stakeholders and new ideas about future research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Impact Acceleration Event 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scania AB, a leading manufacturer of goods vehicles, partnered with members of the Heriot-Watt team to deliver a practical, interactive workshop in which members of the public could help inform the design of future trucks. Two design workshops were held in Edinburgh. The latter was a women-only event designed to reach a key target demographic and in attendance were two MSP's and other varied stakeholders. The outputs of this work contribute to a Scania project called HMI2022 that runs until about the start of 2020. The purpose of HMI2022 is to create the design requirements for the 2022 cab.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Improving Lorries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pint of Science Festival, Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/about/
 
Description Intelligent Mobility Workshop, University of Aberdeen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop to develop a research agenda for intelligent mobility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Workshop on sustainable road freight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Identification of potential partners for collaboration on future research projects

N/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Introduction to the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, Aston University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to academic audience introducing the research centre's work and discussion of collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to academic audience introducing the research centre's work and discussion of collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Keynote Address: IRTE Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Improving HGV safety and efficiency', Keynote address, The IRTE Conference, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, 17th Sept, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Panel Member at Automated Truck Conference in Stuttgart 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Guy Walker was invited to contribute to an industry conference on autonomous trucks hosted in Stuttgart. In attendance were delegates from industry and governments. This was an opportunity to promote the work of the Centre and to advocate a greater role for Human Factors research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.commercialvehicle.com/industry-professionals-to-discuss-automated-trucking-in-stuttgart/
 
Description Keynote Presentation, Cambridge Trauma Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Address: 'Making Lorries Safer for Cyclists', Cambridge Trauma Conference, 9 March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://cambridgetraumaconference.net/
 
Description Keynote Presentation, IRTE Conference, 28 Sept, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote address: 'Sustainable Road Freight: Selecting the right vehicles, routes and transport strategies for reducing CO2 emissions'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.irte-conference.co.uk/
 
Description Keynote Presentation, TRC2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address 'Prospects for Decarbonizing Road Freight', First Transportation Research Congress, Beijing, China, 6-9 June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.trc-c.org/2016summary.html
 
Description Keynote presentation to 13th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (AVEC'16), September 13-16, 2016, Munich, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This keynote address described recent research activity led by DJ Cole in the field of driver-vehicle interaction, including the work being undertaken in the SRF. Abstract of the address: "With the increasing need to reduce time and cost of vehicle development there is increasing advantage in simulating mathematically the dynamic interaction of driver and vehicle. The larger design space arising from the introduction of active steering technology further increases the potential advantage. In this presentation, progress in understanding and simulating human steering control will be reviewed. Particular attention will be given to the perception, cognition and action aspects. Despite progress in recent years, much remains to be understood. Activity in the fields of psychology, human factors, neuroscience, and machine learning will be considered for potential to further our understanding, particularly in relation to subjective responses and to shared control."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Kheune Foundation :Presentation to Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight's research findings to an audience of senior practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Working Group, Freight Transport Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contribution to annual working group review of logistics contribution to carbon reduction in the freight sector and dissemination of findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Logistics Research Netwrok Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of research findings at academic conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
 
Description Packing workshop (Strahclyde University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop to develop a research agenda for the environmental efficient packing of freight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Rustat Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact D Cebon. Minimizing CO2 emissions from road transport: technology or policy?', Invited lecture, Rustat Conference on Transport and Energy, Jesus College Cambridge, 27 Nov 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SRF Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 5 issues of SRF Newsletter sent to industrial consortium members and other contacts for dissemination purposes, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Substantial increase in visits to SRF website registered after release of newsletter with significant interest in publications and case studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description SRF Press engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Five press releases and subsequent articles in professional magazines, concerning the activities of the Centre for Sustsainable Road Freight.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.csrf.ac.uk/news/
 
Description The Nordic Logistics Research Network (NOFOMA) Conference, Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presentation of research at academic conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014