Forget the Silicon Valley revolution: the future of transport looks remarkably familiar

Forget the Silicon Valley revolution: the future of transport looks remarkably familiar

From autonomous vehicles and the rapid rise of Uber to the global diffusion of bike-sharing schemes, transport is changing. Developments in information technology, transport policy and behaviour by urban populations may well be causing a wholesale shift away from conventional cars to collective, automated and low-carbon transport. Dr Tim Schwanen writes for The Conversation

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Sustainable transport: electric dreams vs carbon reality

Sustainable transport: electric dreams vs carbon reality

On 21 May Prof David Banister gave a joint seminar with Dr McCulloch, head of the Electrical Power Group and Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Science at the Oxford Martin School. Their joint seminar focused on low carbon technologies in transport and the issues surrounding their implementation …

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Dr Christian Brand is a Research Fellow in Transport, Carbon and the Environment at the Transport Studies Unit …

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Our Research

The TSU takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of transport futures, drawing on relevant, state-of-the art developments in geography, environmental and transport studies, economics, sociology, psychology and the engineering sciences. We also draw on the full spectrum of available methods and underpinning philosophies for our research. For information on our current and future research, please see our Research Agenda.

The research conducted at the TSU addresses transport from different thematic and methodological perspectives. We have four broad research themes: