Having led research and innovation as Academy Director at TRL, the UK’s leading research centre for transportation, been Head of Mobility R&D for the world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch, and retaining a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre, Nick has now founded Reed Mobility to provide expert...

Having led research and innovation as Academy Director at TRL, the UK’s leading research centre for transportation, been Head of Mobility R&D for the world’s largest automotive supplier, Bosch, and retaining a visiting professorship at the University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre, Nick has now founded Reed Mobility to provide expert independent consultancy on future mobility to all relevant sectors.

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Sep
21

Automation and the active travel agenda

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The GATEway project, led by TRL and which ran from 2015 to 2018, trialled a number of different automated vehicles (AVs) with members of the public in the urban environment of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London.

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Jun
23

Driverless cars: A united approach has to be the way forward.

Driverless cars: A united approach has to be the way forward.

Many people believe that the ultimate road safety feature that we will see is that of automation. The United Kingdom has already started trialing this new technology and in this latest entry into the Brake blog, Professor Nick Reed looks at how automation is currently being developed and the potential pitfalls it may face. 

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Aug
13

Automated vehicles: silver bullet or fools’ gold?

Automated vehicles: silver bullet or fools’ gold?

Following our look at choosing safe vehicles earlier this week, today we look at what might be considered the ultimate safety feature: automation. Since the government's launch of three driverless vehicle trials in February, there's been much speculation about their benefits. Professor Nick Reed from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) examines where we are now and what needs to be overcome before they become a reality.

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