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University of Warwick proposes new quality and safety regulations report for micromobility vehicles

The UK is the last major Western economy not to legislate ‘Powered Micro Vehicles’. The University of Warwick wants to change that and has proposed a new set of regulations for allowing micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters to operate legally in the UK. The report looks at ways to improve the quality and safety of models available, as well as providing clear guidance for authorities to deal with unsafe behaviour.

Thu 05 May 2022, 08:45 | Tags: research, WMS, renewable energy, transport

New report outlines the need for cross domain transport safety standards

A new report launched by Dr Siddartha Khastgir of WMG calls for a codified set of rules to define safe and acceptable behaviour for automated transport systems as well as a scalable safety assurance framework.

Fri 01 Apr 2022, 11:49 | Tags: automotive, WMG, autonomous vehicles, transport

WMG academic joins Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council

Dr Siddartha Khastgir from WMG, University of Warwick, has been appointed to be on the DfT’s Science Advisory Council, where he will advise on a wide range of science and engineering issues, such as enrolment of Autonomous Vehicles.

Fri 14 Jan 2022, 11:47 | Tags: WMG, Engineering, autonomous vehicles, transport, Sciences

Wheely good start for University of Warwick sustainable transport strategy

Staff, students and visitors at the University of Warwick have embraced the new West Midlands Cycle Hire scheme, with more than half of the university’s base stations consistently in the top ten across the whole West Midlands region by trips made. The campus e-scooter trial has also proved popular with almost 50,000 rides being taken since the scheme’s launch. These two-wheel transport schemes are part of the University’s commitment to encouraging staff, students and visitors to swop car journeys for more sustainable modes of transport such as cycling and public transport

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 12:13 | Tags: Environment, COP26, transport, micromobility

Coventry’s Affordable Very Light Rail Track Unveiled

· As part of Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR), Coventry City Council’s flagship transport project, a novel track form has been designed and manufactured by researchers from WMG, University of Warwick, together with their design partners Ingerop/Rendel.


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