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Safety assurance methods for autonomous pods and cars

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  • Full or part time
    Prof P Thomas
  • Application Deadline
    No more applications being accepted
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Urban shuttles or pods are last mile mobility solutions for urban areas. They are rapidly becoming commercially available for use in defined areas under defined conditions however there are very few safety regulations that place requirements on this class of vehicle and these are inadequate. There is a need to develop a new set of performance based requirements that covers the functionality, operation and cyber-security in combination. This will ensure that pods do not introduce new crash risks to the road and provide safety benefits to travellers.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in:
Automotive engineering
Mechanical engineering
big data analysis

All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements ( A relevant Master's degree and / or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage:
Automotive safety
Robotics applications CAV technologies

How to apply:

All applications are made online, please select the school/department name under the programme name section and include the quote reference number:

Programme name: Loughborough Design School EngD
Reference: LDS/July 19/UFPDT2

Funding Notes

This is an open call for candidates who are sponsored or who have their own funding. If you do not have funding, you may still apply, however Institutional funding is not guaranteed. Outstanding candidates (UK/EU/International) without funding will be considered for funding opportunities which may become available in the School.

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