Since the early 1980s, researchers in the Transport Research Group have been investigating the dynamics of heavy goods vehicles, their road-damaging characteristics as well as their safety, productivity and fuel consumption. The group is unusual in its cross-disciplinary approach, investigating projects spanning areas from heavy vehicle dynamics, safety and suspension design; to weigh-in-motion, vehicle-road interaction, and the failure mechanisms of asphalt pavements and paving materials.
A substantial proportion of the work is concerned with the dynamics, safety, productivity and CO2 emissions of heavy vehicles. This work is undertaken with industrial partners from the Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC) and the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF).
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