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Year Funded Project title Project summary Company Company Type Competition Type
2021 Shape-changing haptic navigation technology for visually impaired persons This project will establish the feasibility of using a proprietary shape-changing haptic navigation technology to guide visually impaired persons through UK public transport networks. Makesense Technology Limited SME TRIG
2021 Why do they all come at once? Improving Bus Information Accuracy to Increase Confidence, Satisfaction and Usage This project aims to create bus forecasts by developing a Machine Learning Model, calculating potential delays based on features such as weather and time of day, allowing us to better inform travellers in earnest. Zipabout Limited SME TRIG
2021 Real-Time Digital Signs for Remote Train Stations In Wales Trial This project aims to make true-real time train information available to customers in geographically remote stations in Wales. Digital Signs For Transport Ltd SME TRIG
2021 Improving incident response on Britain’s rail network through automatic train identification This project will develop technology that can automatically determine a caller’s train anywhere in Great Britain, enabling a faster and more informed response, making railways safer and increasing passenger confidence. Signalbox Technologies Limited SME TRIG
2021 The development and validation of a hazard perception (HP) training tool for heavy goods vehicle drivers that can be delivered in virtual reality (VR) headsets This project will develop and validate hazard perception (HP) training for HGV drivers that can be delivered in virtual reality headsets. Esitu Solutions Limited SME TRIG
2021 Project Nectar: retrofitted, universal smart-charging infrastructure for e-bikes Honeycomb will adapt its novel e-scooter smart-charging system for e-bikes. This adaptation will result in a universal, smart e-bike charger, which retrofits onto existing bicycle storage infrastructure and can charge up to 8 bikes at once. Honeycomb Network Ltd SME TRIG
2021 DockChain: EV charging at scale - prototype device project "DockChain" is a prototype unit for charging electric vehicles, it provides the speed and operational benefits of rapid DC-charging with the cost of equipment normally associated with slower AC-charging. Go Eve Ltd SME TRIG
2021 Optimal Planning for Rural and Urban Mobility Hubs This project will develop a system to identify the optimal locations for Mobility Hubs using AI-based generative design. Our system will help Local Authorities understand the opportunity and benefit of Mobility Hubs within their region, supporting the business case for their development, and understanding what modes to promote/prioritise. City Science Corporation SME TRIG
2021 All passengers travel equally - eliminating AI bias from customer communications in UK public transport Wordnerds proposes to build a new, agile neural network which has two unique features: it is specifically trained to minimise bias in the UK, and it is trained on passenger data (rail and aviation). Nerds with Words SME TRIG
2021 A Passenger TOC Virtual Service Laptop to Enable Safe and Reliable Digital Maintenance This project will demonstrate a solution for secure maintenance operations capable of integration with legacy and new railway vehicles, to protect the integrity and reliability of rail passenger services. RazorSecure Limited SME TRIG
2021 The Diode Shared Survey Platform: accelerating the installation of electric vehicle charge points by enabling multiple installers to quote with just a single shared site survey Diode’s Shared Survey Platform allows for just a single survey to be carried out, with the results shared with multiple installers. This minimizes the time, cost and carbon of charge point installs, optimizes installer capacity, and lets installers of all sizes benefit from the EV transition. Diode Group Limited SME TRIG
2021 Seal-It: rigorous testing of crack sealing materials and procedures for preventative road maintenance The Seal-It project will create the first proof-of-principle prototype of a test-rig for quantitatively assessing the performance of road crack sealing materials and methodologies. Robotiz3d Limited SME TRIG
2021 Delivering real-time forecast of electric vehicle charging demand to support the life cycle of public charging infrastructure and better investment decisions This project will develop a technology that analyses patterns on how charging stations are accessed in different areas and at different times of day, and forecasts future demand for public charging. Evotrack Ltd SME TRIG
2021 Human Centred Pedestrian Avoidance System: Modelling and Testing (HumanPAS) This project will research and develop a Human-like Pedestrian Avoidance System. The proposed pedestrian-aware automated vehicle decision making and control system will enable the automated vehicles to avoid pedestrians like human driven vehicles, making the automated vehicles' performance more human like, natural and acceptable from both on-board drivers and the other road users. Queen's University Belfast University TRIG
2021 HySense: Intelligent interface between infrastructure and rolling stock/end user designed to manage, monitor, maintain and optimise hydrogen use, demand, and supply across a transport network This project will create an information network that provides accurate, intelligent, and comprehensive usage and status data to fleet users of hydrogen vehicles and hydrogen generation sites. Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions Ltd. SME TRIG
2021 Accelerating the ICE-to-EV transition The project aims to advance critical components central to delivering a mobile phone app to offer an individual's electric vehicle assessment over an internal combustion engine car. By differentiating between public and private transit choices, it can accurately single out and analyse their ICE trips. TravelAi Ltd SME TRIG
2021 INORAIL: Indirect Inspection of Railway Bridges using Train-borne Monitoring System This project aims to produce a damage detection system for railway bridges using an instrumented train that can inspect bridges on the network while travelling at operational speed. University of Surrey University TRIG
2021 Safety Assessment for Urban-Air-Mobility (UAM) System in Metropolitan Areas This project will deliver a novel method to assess UAM safety. Firstly, a universal Urban-Air-Mobility (UAM) modelling method will be developed for multiple configurations to allow a comprehensive simulation of UAM operations. Secondly, a safety assessment will be built that incorporates uncertainty quantification to calculate the reliability of UAM in multiple risks. Thirdly, simulator-based experiments will be implemented to validate the proposed methodologies. Swansea University University TRIG
2021 Circular economy battery for e-bikes and e-scooters This project will develop a battery for e-bikes and e-scooters designed specifically for the circular economy (i.e. it is modular with individual parts that can easily be reused, refurbished, or recycled). Flit (Cambridge) Limited SME TRIG
2021 EcoCool - a solar-powered transportable refrigeration container The proposed project would entail designing, developing, and testing of EcoCool in the UK. EcoCool is a solar-powered transportable refrigeration container, EcoCool was developed to provide a more sustainable means of transporting goods (perishable and non-perishable) in the logistics industry. EcoCool SME TRIG
2021 Novel ultrasound navigation and collision avoidance phased-array sensor This project aims to develop a novel, fully embedded ultrasound-based navigation and collision avoidance system encompassing phased-array technology that offers unprecedented combination of high performance, flexibility, and low cost for autonomous vehicles. Calyo SME TRIG
2021 Climate Change Resilience - Autonomous Flood Protection for Critical Transport Infrastructure and Assets The project aims to incorporate an innovative self-deploying flood barrier technology system into existing structures (e.g. Oyster terminals) to build-in climate change resilience with our game-changing autonomous flood protection system. AJEA Products Ltd SME TRIG
2021 Low-cost sensor system for enhanced bridge flood resilience This project aims to develop a tool for early warning and real time scour risk assessment of bridges exploiting information from flood forecasting, hydraulic modelling, and low-cost flow sensors. University of Strathclyde University TRIG
2021 Bus Network Performance Measurement Tool This project will develop an interactive bus performance reporting and analysis tool built on DfT Open Bus Data. This will support the bus sector as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic by: providing cost-effective/automated bus service performance monitoring and reporting (as required by the National Bus Strategy), providing industry-leading insights identifying quick-wins to improve service as we emerge from COVID-19 and delivering new insights to support bus service improvement planning. City Science Corporation Limited SME TRIG
2021 Stormchain – Highway-asset Rapid Impact Assessment This project will deliver a mature prototype geo-spatial technology, that meets the challenge of maintaining situational awareness of highway network impacts during major incidents. Stormchain will enable a swift and proactive risk-based response to the loss of bridges, structures, and community access. John Lamb Executive Solutions Ltd. SME TRIG
2021 Passive Air Lubrication system (PALs). Progression, TRL3 to TRL4, towards a feasible, commercial, sustainable vessel fuel consumption and carbon emission reduction system that significantly contributes to reduced global warming This project aims to develop a drag reduction system for ships by further collaboration with academia and several vessel owners. Armada Technologies Limited SME TRIG
2021 Small Zero Emission Vessel Malakoff Limited's 'Small Zero Emission Vessel' project aims to design and build a small catamaran suited for workboat, harbour, inland waterway and U10m fishing duties. The project aims to produce a fully electric vessel with no emissions producing power systems onboard. Malakoff Limited SME TRIG
2021 5G Smart Connected Port Data Dashboard This project conducts detailed R&D for an innovative system using both floating 5G buoys and cloud computing to provide weather and sea-state conditions, extending the data horizon to port sea channels and open ocean. JET Engineering System Solutions LTD SME TRIG
2021 SmoothSurf - Computationally simulating and then experimentally testing predictions of new marine anti-fouling coatings This project will use a platform technology to computationally simulate then experimentally test predictions on new marine anti-fouling coatings. Using theory developed at Cambridge University the project team have developed new computer models which enable the accurate prediction of material properties. Materials Nexus SME TRIG
2021 Further Development of the World's First Liquid Hydrogen (LH?) Bunkering Facility for Zero-Emission Ships This small-scale proto-production unit provides a physical concept of the liquid hydrogen bunkering facility concept. This project aims to develop the control and instrumentation system, and to test the facility using liquid helium or liquid hydrogen. Unitrove Innovation Limited SME TRIG
2021 Increased automation of hydrogen-battery power systems for uncrewed vessels The project team are designing and building a zero-emission uncrewed surface vessel powered by a novel liquid hydrogen propulsion system. The project will focus on designing and building an advanced control and optimisation algorithm with a specific focus around the control of liquid hydrogen powered marine vessels. ACUA Ocean SME TRIG
2021 Coordinated Energy Storage Systems for Electric Vessels This project focuses on a proof-of-concept and implementation of advanced energy storage systems based on ultra-capacitor and superconducting magnetic technologies including power-electronic converters and controllers, and their integration to electric vessels. University of Birmingham University TRIG
2021 SEFAD-lite - Ship Emission Filtration And Decarbonisation The project will develop highly novel carbon capture solutions, never applied to the shipping sector. These Metal-Organic Framework based solutions would allow all vessels to capture the carbon they are currently emitting and store it onboard for later discharge and recycling. C-MAT Technologies SME TRIG
2021 Optimal Control of Hydrogen Driven Marine Vehicles The project considers the modelling and control design of a power management system to optimize the energy used in a zero-emissions marine vessel. The distribution of energy between power sources, storage systems and actuators will be controlled using an advanced model based optimal control design approach. Industrial Systems and Control Limited SME TRIG
2021 Oxfordshire Waterways Electrification Transition (OxWET) The OxWET project will develop learning, identify challenges and solutions to the challenge of current and future electric charging needs of users for the 26 mile stretch of the Oxford Canal from Oxford to Banbury. This will look to provide a suitable business model and technologies for the Canal and River Trust to facilitate change and addressing the shift to zero carbon transport. Canal & River Trust NFP TRIG
2021 Marine Clean Energy Multi-Motor Feasibility Project for Large Commercial Vessels A feasibility study to define operational parameters and design characteristics for a unique gearbox that delivers electric propulsion in an efficient manner for use in large vessels not currently capable of transferring to clean powertrains. Ecomar Propulsion Limited SME TRIG
2021 A toolkit to evaluate port side infrastructure requirements for rural islanded communities This project will develop an accepted methodology which informs on the different infrastructure requirements for a range of energy demand scenario options which support holistic port operation over the short, medium and long term, as well as the associated optimal technology & cost options for each phase. The University of Strathclyde University TRIG
2021 Modular Onshore Power Supplies (ModOPS) The project will undertake three tasks to validate the Modular Onshore Power Supplies (ModOPS) concept in a modelled environment: refine the ModOPS concept based on trials and deployments of onshore power supplies, validate the ModOPS capability against key UK use cases and evaluate different business model options to mobilise investment. MSE International SME TRIG
2021 Redeployable HGV and Bus EV Charging Hub The project aims to create a flexible, redeployable, high-power DC charging hub demonstrator. This demonstrator will charge four HGVs simultaneously, at speeds of up to 150kW today, with the potential for 1MW in the future. The solution will enable multiple power sources, incorporating the grid, renewable energy sources and optional battery storage, and provide alternatives for grid-upgrades at grid-constrained sites. Voltempo Limited SME TRIG
2021 Last Mile Freight Hub Planner (LMF Hub) Demonstrator LMFHub is designed for town and city transport planners, to facilitate their need to build infrastructure that will meet decades of rapid change. This is ambitious and a prototype will be trialled by Transport for Greater Manchester during the project. CGA Simulation SME TRIG
2021 Machine Learning-Based Intelligent Driver Platform to Make Diesel & Electric Commercial Vehicles More Energy Efficient To support driver’s changing skills requirements, this project will leverage Hypermile’s smartphone-like device and AI technologies to develop a driver training platform for diesel and electric trucks. The product will identify sections of inefficient driving along a journey and provide feedback on how the same scenario could have been driven more efficiently. The platform will allow fleet managers to monitor their fleet in real-time, identifying underperforming vehicles. Hypermile (Trading Name); Creation Labs AI Limited (Legal Name) SME TRIG
2021 Levelling-up Freight – maximising current and unlocking additional rail freight capacity This project aims to maximise current rail freight capacity and unlock additional rail freight capacity by developing a solution which identifies the capacity to run additional freight trains and facilitates 'last minute' bookings, making rail freight more agile. 3Squared Ltd. SME TRIG
2021 Freight Wagon Condition Monitoring Trial (FWCOMS) This collaboration between Fishbone and MoniRail, to deliver the FWCOMS project, is focussed on the application of remote condition monitoring approaches for freight wagons to identify and monitor both train and track faults to enable the application of predictive maintenance approaches for both freight vehicles and track. Fishbone Solutions SME TRIG
2021 Development of “Sharing Logistics” with Embedded Trust Models for Near-Zero Carbon Delivery This project proposes the development of an AI-driven Community-based Sharing Logistics Network by unlocking unused boot spaces of individuals making private journeys. This is to address the need for more logistics capacity driven by the shift to online shopping and consumers' need for faster delivery. Anteam SME TRIG
2021 Brake-Actuated Steering to reduce the carbon emissions of HGVs This project aims to develop and test a novel, low-cost, and lightweight active rear-steering system, Brake-Actuated Steering, to improve the manoeuvrability of a wide range of vehicle types. The manoeuvrability improvements will unlock the use of higher capacity vehicles in many urban and rural areas, improving efficiency, reducing emissions, and operating costs. In addition, the system eliminates tire wear during cornering, enabling the use of fuel-efficient tyres. University of Cambridge University TRIG
2021 Non-linear boat-tails (NONBOTS): A pathway to realising future Heavy Goods Vehicle aerodynamic performance This project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel, small-scale prototype trailer incorporating a new non-linear boat-tail design concept as a means for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drag reduction. Brunel University London University TRIG
2021 CurbCargo Limited - reducing pollution and congestion from freight in our cities The project entails the development of technology for the management of freight delivery/collection bookings and the use of this data to track and report the environmental impacts and prompt interventions to reduce vehicle movements e.g. by changing delivery frequency, vehicle type, and inter-company collaboration e.g. use of common suppliers. CurbCargo Limited SME TRIG
2021 Development of a Control Module for intermodal operations on an innovative Underground Freight Transport system (UFT) Supported by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the Underground Freight Transport system is an emerging innovative concept using the sub surface to mode shift freight from road-based HGV to electrically powered capsules travelling autonomously on rail tracks in low cost tunnels. Mole Solutions Ltd SME TRIG
2021 Rail-specific energy harvesting module for unpowered freight wagons This project will fund the development of a mechanical energy-harvesting module that will scavenge vibration and rocking/swaying of rail freight carriages specific to rail applications. Cyth Limited SME TRIG
2021 AI infrastructure for a cargo bike logistics transition in the last mile of urban freight This project aims to develop AI technology and software to provide actionable information for larger logistics operators to support their transition to cargo bike logistics. Kale Collective SME TRIG
2021 Low carbon food transport refrigeration trucks with hydrogen fuel cell and metal hydride reactors In this project, a novel hydrogen fuel cell (H2FC) system for Food Transport Refrigeration Trucks (FTRT) will be designed and simulated. The metal hydride (MH) tanks will be applied to ensure compact and safe onboard hydrogen storage. Meanwhile, the hydrogen desorption process from the MH tanks will be applied to produce cooling for the refrigerated storage and thus eliminate the conventional refrigeration system. London South Bank University University TRIG
2020 Secure Border-Ready Freight The Secure Border-Ready Freight project proposed by SYSELEK will address the impending problem of high volumes of unitised freight traffic between customs clearance sites and major UK ports. SYSELEK (UK) Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 Autonomous Drone Freight Transportation, All Weather Resilience and Safety This project enables autonomous drone freight transportation beyond operator line of sight. High frequency radar will be used to sense and avoid obstacles and for navigation in areas with poor GPS satellite coverage. Cambridge Sensoriis Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2020 SAVAir, Safe Autonomous Vehicles at Airports Claytex will create a simulator that can be used to assess the safety of an autonomous vehicle operating in the airside environment. The team will provide a virtual driving test for the vehicle control system that covers its range of operation. Claytex Services Limited SME T-TRIG
2020 Self-meshing drone detection networks Houndstooth Wireless aim to select, develop, integrate and demonstrate their self-meshing network technology. This will allow a plug and play operation of drone detection over wide, complex geographic areas, reducing set-up costs and providing increased network resilience. Houndstooth Wireless Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2020 VertiProp - novel propeller materials and manufacture VertiProp is a rapid impact feasibility study to investigate and develop next generation, high performance composite propellers for large autonomous vertical take-off drones and future urban air mobility (air taxi) vehicles. Such drones can aid the delivery of medical supplies and essential goods where traditional transport infrastructure is under pressure. Carbon ThreeSixty Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 Good To Go (G2G) – Providing greater information to passengers to restore confidence for travel on public transport Incremental Solutions propose a novel proof of concept bus and train journey planning smartphone application, formed through data fusion of their existing GPS, train capacity data, open data schedules and train cleaning updates. The purpose of this project is to significantly enhance the information that is currently available to the general public, particularly during and post COVID-19, to allow greater clarity and assurance that using public transport is a safe means travel. Incremental Solutions Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 Using de-ionised air to remove airborne Covid-19 virus in trains This project is targeted at COVID-19 Recovery within public transport, specifically looking at air provision on trains. Greenway Innovations will scope the potential to use di-ionisers on trains to remove airborne Covid-19 virus strains, creating as a sense of safety that will achieve recovery within the transport sector. Greenway Innovations Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 Rapid air extraction in public transport through ducted Alternate-Current Dielectric Barrier Discharge (AC-DBD) plasma actuation Researchers at the University of Surrey plan to develop a prototype for effective air extraction and decontamination to minimise COVID-19 and other airborne virus transmission on public transport and in other confined environments. A novel method is used involving an electromotive wind to achieve local air extraction. University of Surrey University T-TRIG
2020 Real-time computer vision passenger counting and PPE detection for public transport To help the transport industry recover and continue operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Route Reports proposes a computer vision-based passenger counting and personal protective equipment (PPE) detection solution with the aim of increasing and monitoring compliance and safety amongst passengers, while managing and monitoring transport capacity. Route Reports Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2020 Lifeband - Contact Awareness Bracelet For the Visually Impaired Impli are developing a wristband-based contact awareness bracelet that allows people with visual impairments to be alerted when their safe social distancing has been compromised. The solution, the LifeBand Vibe, will extend the capability of the generic LifeBand COVID tracking wristband, by incorporating “haptic” vibration capability to provide regular subtle alerts to wearers in circumstances when their safe social distancing may have been compromised without them realising. Impli Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2020 FAST - Find a Space on a Train The FAST project aims to supply accurate, real-time carriage information on how busy a train is, using historical and live weight data to provide capacity estimates on rail, enabling passengers to choose whether to travel and, if so, where to board. Esoterix Systems Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 Hydrogen As A Combustion Engine Fuel Additive Meteor Power’s project will focus on developing a new electrolysis unit capable of separating water in addition to a water/urea mix. Early calculations suggest the result of water electrolysis will be an increase in power, in addition to emissions improvements, despite having to power the electrolysis process. Meteor Power Limited SME T-TRIG
2020 Battery Uniform Tab Cooling (BUCT) Qdot seek to apply battery thermal management to enable extremely fast charging and maximise the reliability of cell systems by ensuring even thermal performance during operation. The team will be developing a proprietary cooling solution for batteries that allows recharging for 200 miles of range in 10 minutes. Qdot Technology Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2020 Feasibility Study of Integrated Automotive Traction Inverters With On-board Charging Capability For Plug-in Electric Vehicles The aim of this proposal is to prove the feasibility and quantify the economics of a highly efficient reconfigurable multi-port converter topology with a bi-directional power flow capability between the electric vehicle and the power grid. University College London University T-TRIG
2020 Pilot Diesel Engine Exhaust Gas Treatment Trial for A3C Carbon Capture Process This project addresses de-carbonisation of marine transport. Its objective is to develop and validate a prototype carbon capture process for marine diesel engines. The team will add essential pre-treatment components and evaluate the performance of the A3C process in carbon capture trials using real engine exhaust gases. PMW Technology Limited SME T-TRIG
2020 Air Lubrication System for maritime fuel efficiency gains This project targets the demonstration of a passive sub process required to efficiently inject lubricating air bubbles across the bottom of a ship in transit. The overarching aim is to collectively unlock the deployment opportunities needed to accelerate the de-carbonisation of the shipping sector. Armada Technologies Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2020 Decarbonising domestic freight through active travel last mile deliveries The unprecedented rise in ecommerce and the associated increase in the use of vans to service that need is leading to problems including congestion, kerbside access and carbon emissions. In order to remove vans from urban areas and keep meeting the demand for ecommerce, we need to transfer freight to active travel solutions including cycling and walking. This project addresses freight cycling – seeking to overcome barriers to its widespread adoption. Fernhay Partners Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 TorqueSight - advanced sensor system for maritime propulsion efficiency gains This project will show that the retrofitting of small ships is possible to allow them to substantially reduce their carbon footprint or to even transition to zero-carbon propulsion, whilst benefitting from the additional energy savings using technologies derived from the automotive sector which are to be incorporated. DuoDrive Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2020 Diagnosis of Excessive Carbon Emissions from Heavy Goods Vehicles using Digital Twin Technology This project aims to develop and validate a low-cost, automated, data-driven tool for identifying HGVs that generate excessive carbon emissions due to vehicle deficiencies (i.e. tyre wear) and inefficient driver behaviour. University of Cambridge University T-TRIG
2020 Solar-Hydrogen-Storage Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Future Cities This project proposes a prototype design of the solar-hydrogen storage (SHS) integrated electric vehicle charging station. Planning of the SHS-EV charging stations will be conducted in UK cities, by optimising the location and phased construction plan, in relation to the city’s existing petrol stations, transport network, local solar irradiance and electric demand centres. University of Cranfield University T-TRIG
2020 AI-driven low-carbon last-mile logistics This project focuses on the development of an alternative logistics system that minimises CO2 emissions and its impact on the strategic road transportation network. Customers will enjoy rapid delivery of their goods, at competitive prices, whilst knowing that they have also contributed to the reduction of CO2 emissions. In this project, a suite of tools will be developed to enable real-world, optimised solutions to be found within a complex set of constraints from the current challenges on planning and executing the delivery of goods. Anteam Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2020 BAT-Mobile – deployable EV charging solution This project aims to explore the use of modern battery technology to provide a rapid charging solution for electric vehicles without needing a high power grid connection. The solution proposed would be scalable and portable to meet a variety of EV charging requirements. It will also have the capability to convert to AC, opening up a wider range of opportunities such as the replacement of noisy and polluting diesel generators. Pragmatex Ltd SME T-TRIG
2020 Plug&Charge Paua Plug & Charge seeks to ease the pain of public EV charging by investigating the easiest way to enable a driver to run an electric vehicle charge session. The vision is to plug in your car, charge, unplug and drive away with charging and payment automatically managed. Paua Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Shape-Pot – Automated Characterisation of Potholes The project will create the first automated device for accurate geometric characterization of potholes, to enable autonomous road maintenance and repair. University of Liverpool University T-TRIG
2019 Real-Time Resilience Modelling in Complex Transport Networks Automated real-time process to select the best model structure City Science Corporation Limited SME T-TRIG
2019 Mind-My-Bumpy-Ride: a machine learning model on mobile phones to identify potholes from cycling behaviours his proposal for the first time develops a machine learning model that can identify potholes by learning from the behaviours of the riders, both when a cyclist rides over a pothole and when a cyclist manages to avoid a pothole. Liverpool John Moores University University T-TRIG
2019 Advanced eco-driving strategies through novel longitudinal control of vehicles This project aims to develop and test novel prototype in-cab system to substantially reduce fuel consumption of heavy goods vehicles through advanced longitudinal control strategies. University of Cambridge University T-TRIG
2019 Pelation REBO: Cyclist Near Miss Prevention Technology Project REBO is a six-month feasibility trial to demonstrate and quantify the cycling near miss prevention potential of their positive road behaviour technology, as well as capture previously unrecordable data on near misses to help authorities, planners, and businesses make better decisions about cycling related projects Pelation Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2019 GAIN real time enerGy optmisAtIoN by inducing eco-driving The proposed innovation adapts a novel energy optimisation model to provide eco-driving speed recommendations to drivers in real-time. University College London University T-TRIG
2019 Evaluation of the Marine Application of Advanced Carbon Capture Technology The project will evaluate the feasibility, costs, infrastructure impacts and potential benefits of using advanced carbon capture technology to decarbonise marine shipping on a comparable basis to alternatives assessed in the Frontier Economics scenario analysis. PMW technology limited micro T-TRIG
2019 App for Peer to Peer energy trading with Electric Vehicles (APP EV) This project is to develop a P2P energy trading App, allowing electric vehicles (EVs) which have surplus battery energy to trade with nearby EVs in public car parks. Cranfield university University T-TRIG
2019 Electric Vehicle Easy Readiness Switch Over (EVERSO) Tool Our goal is to determine the feasibility of building and launching an online tool that helps people and organisations measure their readiness for transitioning to electric vehicles through algorithmic data analysis on their actual usage and requirements. Miralis Data Limited Micro T-TRIG
2019 Liftshare and Appyway The Liftshare and AppyWay integration service gives businesses the monitoring access to track that their employees are sharing their commute to work and parking in the right place once onsite, with ease. Liftshare SME T-TRIG
2019 Elmo MVP Proof of concept for an all inclusive electric vehicle subscription platform Nova Drive SME T-TRIG
2019 Local Transport Carbon Policy & Monitoring Tool This project develops a methodology and tool to track and understand the impact of carbon reducing policies within transport. City Science Corporation Limited SME T-TRIG
2019 Efficient & autonomous charging for multi modal transport applications Specification, Design, Simulation and Prototyping of a laboratory demonstration of core principles and hardware and software systems for robotic, efficient vehicle charging. IPFT Fuels Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Shore Power Infrastructure for Decarbonisation of Shipping (SPIDS) Feasibility study exploring opportunities for recharging electric seagoing vessels powered by flow batteries, by pumping electrolyte from a shore based charging system. Swanbarton limited SME T-TRIG
2019 Aircraft to Grid (A2G): Hybrid and Smart Charging for Electric Aircraft We conduct a conceptual design of a hybrid, self-generating and super-fast charging system for electric aircraft. Cranfield university University T-TRIG
2019 Project Quokka: Desktop feasibility study for trailer-mounted EV fast charger with integrated battery storage Desktop feasibility study to test concept of a trailer mounted EV fast charger with integrated battery storage. Agile charging Micro T-TRIG
2019 Low Cost Drone Detection Machine Learning for autonomous threat library updates The project aims to use Machine Learning techniques to allow cheaper and unattended updating of drone threat libraries within drone detection sensors and networks Houndstooth Wireless Limited Micro T-TRIG
2019 Application of Hyperloop Technology to Existing Rail Systems Applying technology based on the principles of electromagnetism to improve trains in current operation, resulting in greater acceleration and traction with no additional infrastructure. Lenz Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Vehicle Tests of Turbo Range Extender (TREx) A micro gas turbine generator will be tested both in lab and on car to assess the suitability as a range extender Birmingham High Performance Turbomachinery Limited SME T-TRIG
2019 Globally resilient infrastructure providing early hazard Detection, Identification & Classification Long Range all-weather detection, identification and classification of objects through direct communication utilising passive tag technology excited by existing automotive grade radar R4DAR Technologies Start-up T-TRIG
2019 CAV automated verification & validation Automated generation of critical test cases for CAV (connected automated vehicle) verification & validation CavPoint Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Development of a thermal management system for e-bike battery charge/discharge optimisation Developing a thermal management approach to optimise the charge and discharge of our e-BRIC solution to extend the battery pack life. Alp technologies Ltd SME T-TRIG
2019 Developing a Low Cost, Reliable, and Anonymised Automated Traffic Counting System To improve traffic management, bring better air quality, and improve emergency service access and safety through real-time analytics of traffic flow to change signal timings. Route Konnect Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Telematics Road Safety - Road Assessment Program (TRS-RAP) This project seeks to address challenges by prototyping the use of vehicle behavioural data to better understand risk as a function of geography across the entire road network for a testbed location. The Floow limited SME T-TRIG
2019 CityMaaS Revolutionising Personalised Accessible Travel A digitally inclusive platform using AI & crowd-sourced data to enable efficient travel for people with limited mobility in smart cities. CityMaas (start-up) Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Smart Crossings for blind and partially sighted people The project will develop a technological solution of vehicle detection using both radar and cameras to actuate a tactile message to blind and partially sighted users telling them if the way is clear. Street Systems (micro) micro T-TRIG
2019 Event-based transport The project will assess how the availability and affordability of transport for older and disabled people can be increased through making its organisation integral to the events it serves. Esoterix (micro) micro T-TRIG
2019 Understanding user requirements of an inclusive transport information device A research project engaging with disabled and elderly people to understand the specific requirements of an inclusive transport information device to fully meet their needs, increase their confidence to travel and improve their access to transport. Zipabout (SME) SME T-TRIG
2019 Creating a tailored transport service for older adults in towns and small cities: exploring barriers and facilitators This project will develop, prototype and trial a new way for older adults to access 21st century mobility options, starting with a new shared taxi service, informed by a series of co-design workshops and user interviews with older adults in Northamptonshire Collectivetech (start-up) Start-up T-TRIG
2019 Mapping Informal Transport. Shyft will demonstrate the value of information to increase travellers’ choice by developing an easily digestible route map of informal transport options in three cities delivered in both physical and API formats Shyft Mobility (Micro) micro T-TRIG
2019 Shape-Pot – Automated Characterisation of Potholes The project will create the first automated device for accurate geometric characterization of potholes, to enable autonomous road maintenance and repair. University of Liverpool University T-TRIG
2019 Real-Time Resilience Modelling in Complex Transport Networks Automated real-time process to select the best model structure City Science Corporation Limited SME T-TRIG
2019 Mind-My-Bumpy-Ride: a machine learning model on mobile phones to identify potholes from cycling behaviours his proposal for the first time develops a machine learning model that can identify potholes by learning from the behaviours of the riders, both when a cyclist rides over a pothole and when a cyclist manages to avoid a pothole. Liverpool John Moores University University T-TRIG
2017 An Active Retroreflector for Unambiguous Object Localisation A novel retroreflector is proposed that can be used to unambiguously tag objects so that they can be uniquely recognised Plextek Services Ltd SME T-TRIG
2017 Smart wind barriers for traffic and bridge protection The project aims at developing a cost-effective wind shielding that adapts to the existing weather conditions in order to maximise the protection to the vehicles while reducing the forces transmitted to the structure, making this solution ideal to extend the traffic operability in new and existing bridges. City, University of London University T-TRIG
2017 Advance flat panel antenna for Satellite communication On-The-Move: an innovative approach towards the IoT for the rail industry Developing a novel flat panel antenna solution for broadband connectivity when travelling using high-speed rail services. Heriot-Watt University University T-TRIG
2017 Breathing life into transport infrastructure: Development of a hydrophobic, freezing temperature sensing, and self-heating road coating system Developing smart coating materials for sensing icy conditions and initiating self-heating surfaces to increase drivers and passengers safety in winter transport roads usage. University of Plymouth University T-TRIG
2017 Enhancing performance analysis of complex transit systems Delivering actionable insights into the performance of complex multi-modal public transport systems through the use of real-time data and advanced data visualisation Ito World SME T-TRIG
2017 A compact hydrogen powered range extender The project aims to develop and test a free-piston engine generator (FPEG) range extender operating on hydrogen fuel Newcastle university University T-TRIG
2017 Universal Train Access Ramp Laboratory testing on lightweight composite materials & structural engineering analysis to enable the development of a fully stress tested pre-production train access ramp Cecence Ltd SME T-TRIG
2017 Range Extender Hybrid Electric Motorcycle A hybrid gas / electric motorcycle capable of performing flight range extender functionality for an electric propulsion equipped aircraft is to be prototyped to TRL3, (laboratory scale proof of concept) for a television documentary production. University of Nottingham University T-TRIG
2017 Integrated platform for booking and allocating recharging slots for electric taxis To integrate EV Technologies electric taxi management system with charging infrastructure to optimise fleet utilization and accelerate uptake of electric taxis by private hire companies. Ecomotus Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2017 Vehicle to Grid Controller with Modular Communications Develop the prototype of a standards based controller for a low cost bi-directional electric vehicle charging station including modular communications. V2G EVSE Limited Start-up T-TRIG
2017 Agile Airspace Collaborative Decision Making Develop a software demonstrator that informs the optimal 4-dimensional location for military airspace, to be used by airspace use planners, their executive (to inform strategic airspace planning) and civil air traffic flow management. Winsland Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2017 Hyperloop Beta The project will produce a comprehensive summary of developments of the technology, infrastructure and regulatory understanding of hyperloop since the Hyperloop Alpha white paper was published by Elon Musk in 2013. Hyped Start-up T-TRIG
2017 Signly Disruption App Enabling better access to rail disruption information for d/Deaf (and hearing) passengers who cannot hear or might miss station announcements. Signly Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2017 Smart charging stations for accurate and reliable electric vehicle battery monitoring An innovative low-cost monitoring technique has the potential to allow unprecedented diagnostic information about the battery state of health, for improved electric vehicle reliability and increased users' confidence in this technology. University of Liverpool University T-TRIG
2017 Project to demonstrate proof of concept for an innovative dynamic power transfer technology (electric roads) Algret Innovations Ltd proposes to build a full working prototype of an on-vehicle device that can pick up power from an electric road system. Algret Innovations Ltd Start-up T-TRIG
2017 Detecting the impact of vessels on air quality using emission monitoring systems This project seeks to develop a robust and cost effective method for understanding the real impact of shipping on local air quality through correlating the response of a network of fixed continuous emissions monitoring systems to shipping activities. University of Newcastle Upon Tyne University T-TRIG
2017 Smart Navigation This project aims to identify the maritime situational awareness data required for vessels to operate autonomously and/or unmanned in UK waters, and to structure that data into a prototype ?smart chart? that could be used by a smart or ultimately even self-driving ship or vessel. ASV SME T-TRIG
2017 Smart Wind Assisted Propulsion Wind tunnel testing of a novel concept for wind assisted propulsion of ships. Smar Azure Micro T-TRIG
2017 Teamports - real time depth data for ports TeamPorts provides near real time depth data for ports to improve their efficiency and reduce costs. TeanServ Micro T-TRIG
2017 Duodrivetrain - proof of concept Innovative cassette propulsion solution derived from other transport sectors to bring better performance, lower noise & vibration, simpler maintenance and lower emissions to Marine vessels. DuoDrive Start-up T-TRIG
2017 Statistical and computational tools for network resilience Develop metrics for practitioners to investigate and monitor network resilience City Science Start-up T-TRIG
2017 Traffic Signal Advisor Service (TSAS) Traffic Signals Advisor Service. A Big Data / Machine Learning service approach to reducing congestion by making the most of what we have INRIX UK Ltd Large T-TRIG
2017 Prediction of post-accident road network recovery time. This project aims to use machine learning techniques to reduce congestion impact on the UK road network by providing road operators with a tool for predicting post-accident road network recovery time, allowing them to respond more effectively. Arup large T-TRIG
2016 Visual Disruption for Aviation Security (VDAS) Details on application LumOptica Limited Micro T-TRIG
2016 Anomaly Detection for Aviation Security Details on application University College London University T-TRIG
2016 Virtual Inspection Environment for Aviation Security Details on application University College London University T-TRIG
2016 Extending Current Automatic Threat Object Detection within X-ray Security Screening Details on application Durham University, UK University T-TRIG
2016 FASS Checkpoint Big Data Analysis Details on application University of Southampton and Egremont Group University T-TRIG
2016 Microwave Camera for Detecting Hidden Objects Details on application Plextek Services Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Full-body walk-through personnel security screening portal Details on application Manchester Metropolitan University University T-TRIG
2016 Targetless Search Training: Improved Detection of Atypical Threats in Baggage Details on application Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge University T-TRIG
2016 Rapid Screening of Footwear for Airport Security Details on application Security Screening Technologies Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2016 Curo360 A fully integrate web service and mobile application for more efficient transport management Nicander Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 Operator toolkit for urban mobility and congestion / disruption management Development of a software API enabling real-time, personalised disruption advice Zipabout Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2016 CROCS - Controller to RSU Open C-ITS SCHEMA Research into an open approach for signal phase timing messages between ITS-G5 wireless roadside units and traffic signal controllers Integrated Design Techniques Limited Micro T-TRIG
2016 Next-generation ITS sensing using neural networks We will develop a next generation neural network for on road intelligent cameras to dramatically increase detection accuracy , leading to improvements in intelligent traffic lights, smart motorways and autonomous vehicles Vivacity Labs SME T-TRIG
2016 PUADO Dynamics Advanced planning to keep trucks and vans filled across multiple pick up and drop offs Transfaction Micro T-TRIG
2016 Using In-Vehicle Data to Enhance Real Time Journey Time Prediction develop a connected vehicle data feed emulator and combine with existing connected infrastructure data feeds in order to assess how this data can enhance the prediction of journey times in real time Ove Arup & Partners Limited Large T-TRIG
2016 Road Public Transport Congestion Air Quality Impacts Tools This project will explore a set of data analysis and visualization tools that are designed to help public authorities design, manage and evaluate its contribution to air quality emissions trends. Transport for London Large T-TRIG
2016 Better signals using co-operative vehicle data Research into cost effective urban traffic signal optimisation in a world of advanced sensing multiple data sources and connected vehicles City of York Council Local Authority T-TRIG
2016 Thermally conductive concrete slabs for automated de-icing during winter periods To develop heated concrete slabs for platforms and concourses enabling de-icing Sheffield Hallam University University T-TRIG
2016 Accelerating Transport Microsimulation: Demonstrating the impact of future many core simulations This project will look at how applying novel computing techniques can impact on both the time and accuracy of simulations University of Sheffield (with industrial support from and TSS Ltd.) University T-TRIG
2016 Travel Insight Exchange Building a proof of concept that tests integrating modal tracking, personal data stores and gamification interface to see how well travellers will respond to receiving and sharing Modalgo Micro T-TRIG
2016 Demonstration of proof of concept of a prototype low cost optical pollution sensor The aim of the project is to assess the feasibility of low cost optical sensors to measure NO2 Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) Ltd Large T-TRIG
2016 Lighthouse Smart Road Reporting System Rural Road Connectivity, Security, Big Data analysis and Monetisation enhancements to an IoT implementation. WaveReach Limited Micro T-TRIG
2016 A novel lithium-ion energy test technique to accelerate electric vehicle battery pack time-to-market Accelerate reliable electric vehicle battery pack development with a novel test protocol University of Warwick University T-TRIG
2016 Minimising hazardous turns in cycle routing: junction analysis for optimal journeys This project aims to increase cyclist safety by significantly improving the way the cycling is modelled at every junction in automated route planning for apps and websites CycleStreets Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2016 DemandViz : Transport Demand Visualisation and Modelling An interactive tool to collate and visualise detailed public transport demand surveys Integrated Transport Planning Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 LBD-SAR Lane Boundary Detection using Synthetic Aperture Radar Cranfield University University T-TRIG
2016 Solar Powered eBike Charging Station this project will explore and exploit technology, capabilities and knowledge relating to solar powered e-bike charging stations Sustainable Technical Services Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2016 Intelligent real-time seat allocation for better rail services Investigate the possibility of using novel seat allocation to improve rail services Liverpool John Moores University University T-TRIG
2016 Developing a data system to present the real-time movements of intermodal freight The project aims to develop a web-based system that summarises and visualises the real-time movements of intermodal freight, in particular the movements of coal, biomass and containers on the UK rail network and around UK ports University College London University T-TRIG
2016 Novel applications of structural equation models for car ownership and travel choice forecasting The project develops a method to detect early signs of trend-breaks in travel demand and provide policy-cogent prognostics using a continuous feed of NTS as well as road and rail traffic data Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, Cambridge University University T-TRIG
2016 SilkThread© O Licence Compliance Dashboard To investigate the technical and commercial feasibility of developing a multiuser dashboard for any transport operators to feed their compliance data into, with the aim to become part of the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme, which is due to launch in early 2017 Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd Micro T-TRIG
2016 Artificial Intelligence Based Traffic Data Collection Validate the application of AI for the purpose of traffic data collection for DfT WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd (in partnership with Calipsa Ltd) Large T-TRIG
2016 MALTS: Multiple Antenna Line-of-sight radio link testbed for Transport Systems Enhanced spectral efficiency for the line-of-sight wireless alongside transport infrastructure The Open University University T-TRIG
2016 H2 Map H2 Map aims to provide a real-time map of UK Hydrogen Refuelling Stations with current availability giving early adopters the reassurance that they will be able to fill their Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles with hydrogen. Data will be collected via the 3G network across all providers of Hydrogen Refuelling Stations and be displayed on a web based map and mobile app. An API will be made available to give access to those wishing to integrate the data into other systems such as onboard navigation systems. Fuel Cell Systems Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAV Air Traffic Control Operations To prove that small unmanned aircraft (drones) can integrate with current Air Traffic Management Systems by flying a pre-programmed route and reacting to tactical ATC instructions. SalusUAV SME T-TRIG
2016 Processing of Advanced Thermoplastic co-mingled fabrics Development of a process to manufacture high performance thermoplastic composites from co-mingled fabrics CCP Gransden SME T-TRIG
2016 Feasibility assessment of a low-cost light-weight ultra-efficient 10kW Gallium Nitride traction inverter for ultra-low emission vehicles To design, build and test a 10kW GaN traction inverter for ultra-low emission electric vehicles and quantify its economics and benefits. Camtronics Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 Diesel Fuel Heater Replacement on Electric Buses To replace diesel fuel heaters used on electric buses with innovative, high power density, and high energy density thermal energy storage systems ? heat batteries Sunamp Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 A Turbo Range Extender (TREx) This project is proposed to assess the feasibility of a reconfigured gas turbine engine as a low emission and high efficiency power plant primarily for range extended electric vehicles Birmingham High Performance Turbomachinery Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 Development of a Novel Composite Material for Dynamic Diesel Particulate Filtration System Development of a novel porous ceramic composite with specific electrical parameters and characteristics Brunel University London University T-TRIG
2016 Benchmarking Total Transport The project will produce a benchmark suite of test scenarios which local authorities can use to evaluate total transport solutions (those which integrate disparate transport services) and which suppliers can use to extend, improve and market their products Esoterix Systems SME T-TRIG
2016 Demonstration of a low cost high density bike share docking station The project will trial an innovative bike share docking station which aims to significantly reduce capital and operational costs. Biella Research SME T-TRIG
2016 ptiCAM Feasibility The project is a feasibility study that will determine the suitability of using software image analysis techniques and standard CCTV cameras to provide a low cost solution for the detection of incidents at the platform train interface. Zircon Software Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 DriverNet SmartSite ? testing the impact of a cloud based logistics community Measuring the impact of the DriverNet SmartSite systems on optimising connectivity and arrivals across a national logistics community of fleet operators, drivers and customer sites. DriverNet SME T-TRIG
2016 Visible light communications for in-train passenger high speed content delivery To provide high speed wireless content delivery to in-train passenger mobile devices by using visible light communication technology. HW Communications Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Saving Lives by Managing Driver Fatigue Using wearable technology and a bio-mathematical model of driver fatigue to save lives by reducing the number of road traffic collisions Sleep and Fatigue Research Ltd (previously Biometric Fatigue Management Ltd) SME T-TRIG
2016 Mobile Beacon Ticketing ? Feasibility Study To determine the feasibility of using Bluetooth Smart beacons with smartphones in a transport ticketing environment. Touch‚ NFC Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Pushme - On-Demand Bicycle Electrification Pushme is a compact electronics device that converts conventional bicycles to electric in seconds, without requiring tools or permanent hardware installed on the bicycle Pushme Bikes Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 Smart Electric City Trike; ultra-low emission EV with pedal-assist A modular platform using GSM and Wi-Fi technology with hardware and sensory inputs connecting assets in real-time through an intuitive app interface Podshare Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Ferromone Trails Concept Using ant-colony algorithms to increase rail capacity on transitional infrastructure University of Sheffield University T-TRIG
2016 AI-powered disruption ?bot? ( bid # 2) Developing an AI ?bot? that processes real-time transport customer services requests during disruption using combined disparate data feeds. Snap Out Limited SME T-TRIG
2016 Proof of concept investigation of context detection technology for improved journeys (8) Proof of concept study of novel context detection technology for mobile devices, improving the passenger experience on the UK rail network. Signalbox SME T-TRIG
2016 Big-Data Driven Prediction of Public Transport Delays and Disruption (11) Development and validation of a big data driven machine learning model for actionable advice based predictions of public transport delays and disruptions. Faster Route Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Using Machine Learning and Big Data to Model Car Dependency: an Exploration Using Origin-Destination Data (18) This project will explore the potential for emerging methods in Big Data and Machine Learning to be applied to transport modelling, with a focus on car dependency at the origin-destination level. University of Leeds University T-TRIG
2016 Digital Railways ? The AECOM approach (19) This project will research and report on the feasibility of combining existing and proven products for micro-simulation, virtual reality driver simulation and traffic management control system emulation to provide a rapid modelling tool for road network operators to develop and test their business logic for generating driver and traffic management information. Infrastructure & Environment UK Ltd Large T-TRIG
2016 A big data architecture for traffic forecasting using multi-source information (23) The development of a big-data architecture for transport related predictive analytics information services, focusing on the realisation of a traffic forecasting system. University of Wolverhampton University T-TRIG
2016 Using wireless mesh networks to enhance journey time predictions in urban areas Our proposed project uses innovative embedded algorithms in wireless mesh networks combined with novel Machine Learning techniques to advance the current state of the art for real time journey time predictions in urban areas over a continuous rolling time horizon. Traak Systems Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Lasershield Details on application LUMOPTICA Ltd SME T-TRIG
2016 Vehicle screening with atomic magnetometers Details on application University College London University T-TRIG
2016 Decision Support Tool for Modelling Security Scenarios Onboard Passenger Ships Details on application University of Strathclyde University T-TRIG
2016 Uni-Cycle Details on application NUS Charitable Services Charity ICF
2016 Lightweight Folding Ebike Details on application Hinton Bikes Ltd SME ICF
2016 Cycling Infrastructure Prioritisation Toolkit (CIPT) Details on application University of Leeds University ICF
2016 Ride Side by Side Details on application Cycle Training UK Ltd SME ICF
2016 Improving Cyclist Safety via neuromorphic visual processing: Robust cyclist detection system Details on application ODiGA SME ICF
2016 Blubel Cyclist Crowdsourcing Data Platform Details on application Blubel Tech Ltd SME ICF
2016 Clean Air Miles (decarbonised last mile deliveries) Details on application E-CARGOBIKES.COM SME ICF
2016 Using Virtual Reality to develop Risk Awareness Perception Training for the UK Details on application Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds University ICF
2016 VR Driver Details on application Onteca Ltd SME ICF
2016 Supporting Learner Drivers through Virtual Reality Details on application University of Southampton University ICF
2016 Developing an integrated hazard perception and highway code training and assessment tool Details on application Nottingham Trent University University ICF
2016 Catalysing the adoption and safe integration of drones into UK Airspace through the provision of an integrated UAS Management System, ?The Internet of Flying Things? Details on application Altitude Angel Limited SME ICF
2016 RPAS Enabling Communications Technologies and Procedures Details on application Gnosys Global Ltd SME ICF
2016 Multimodal information fusion for Safe Assisted drone Navigation (MASAN) Details on application University of Kent University ICF
2016 Future Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM) Details on application SalusUAV SME ICF
2015 Train-Track Messaging System (TTMS) This project looks to develop the simple but novel concept to regulate trains through the exchange of data between modified 'Eurobalises'. Milne Research Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Optimisation of Energy and Emissions Reduction Audits and Consultancy A Proof of concept study that will evaluate the benefits and potential for the optimisation of carbon reduction audits & consultancy using data loggers, automation and Roue Monkeys existing algorithms and associated software services Route Monkey Limited SME T-TRIG
2015 Wayfindr: Wayfinding for the visually impaired across multiple transport modes This research project seeks to demonstrate an innovative wayfinding proof of concept system for visually impaired people when navigating between different modes of transport. London Underground Ltd. Large T-TRIG
2015 Evidence review of the application of behavioural economics in transport policy The aim of this proposal is primarily to develop the evidence base on the application of behavioural economic approaches in policy making within the transport sector, and secondly, to use this both to inform future policy decision making processes and identify gaps where additional research in this field would be merited. Rand Large T-TRIG
2015 Low-cost, self-healing railway sleepers for bridge ends and stiffness transition zones This project aims at developing a prototype of low-cost, self-healing sleeper using MR fluid for railway applications at bride ends and stiffness transition zones. The prototype will make use of smart MR characteristics of which it can be in solid state when magnetised by track circuit, and otherwise it is naturally in fluid state. Birmingham Centre of Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham University T-TRIG
2015 Collideoscope: Crown Sourcing A realistic Picture of Cycle Safety in the UK This project is a crowd-sourcing web-app which allows members of the public to find an report cycling incidents of any severity, as well as close calls and near misses they experience or witness Intergrated Transport Planning Ltd. SME T-TRIG
2015 Super Capacitor Super Train (SCST) The project proposal is to use super/ultra capacitors produced from Graphene and/or Carbon Nanotubes to rapidly store electrical energy from strategically placed line power feeds. Absolutely New Inventions Ltd. SME T-TRIG
2015 Telematics for Traffic, 'virtual sensors' and pollution organisation The delivery of any traffic management, infrastructure or policy change should be based upon the best data available to ensure approaches are suitably evidence based. Currently evidence used typically originates from surveys, incident reports, key individual expertise, sensor data and modelled estimations. This project proposes augmenting current data availability with new data in the form of 'virtual sensors' derived from very large scale vehicular telemetrics data. Virtual sensors have strong potential to fundamentally change how roads are understood and this project aims to 1) make such data available to estimate the impact it can bring to aid key DfT objectives 2) test the application of 'virtual sensor' data in a test region with emission understanding as a target use case to demonstrate added value. The Floow Limited SME T-TRIG
2015 BikeBeacon- an advanced warning system for bicycles on rural roads The BikeBeacon project aims to improve safety for cyclists on rural roads by providing advanced warning to drivers of cyclists ahead. This project uses an architecture based on the use of the cyclists smartphone as an active 'beacon' to send current location, based on GPS, to a cloud based system that then distributes live warning alerts to in-vehicle systems Integrated Systems Engineering SME T-TRIG
2015 Ultra-High Temperature Exhaust Gas Motor Simulation The project evaluates the performance of new ultra high temperature rotary vane gas motors for capturing the exhaust energy in new engines. Rotovane Limited SME T-TRIG
2015 Feasibility Study for 'Mobility as a Service' concept (FS-MaaS) The FS-MaaS proposals main aim is to conduct a feasibility study for a Maas application in London. The proposed study will research an innovative idea and solution to sustainable transport University College London University T-TRIG
2015 Streetworks Analytics proof of concept of national data analysis First ever analysis of a national roadworks database designed to produce metrics to inform policymaking & inform intelligent mobility solutions Roadworks Information Limited (trading as Elgin) SME T-TRIG
2015 TripSensr A sensor toolkit for monitoring environmental comfort on public transport. The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London University T-TRIG
2015 Robust Safety Methodologies for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) at Railway Level Crossings (LXs)e This projects aims to assess the risk and to develop a robust safety methodology for the implementation of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) at level crossings (LXs) to detect approaching trains. Institute of Railway Research University of Huddersfield University T-TRIG
2015 Enhancing transport models with cutting-edge visualisation This project will explore the business case for the use of innovative technologies, drawn from the film and gaming industries, to improve the output of transport models and enhance the usability and presentational capabilities of models strategically important to the UK. ITO World SME T-TRIG
2015 Adoption of Passive Destruction Interference to develop high-efficiency sound attenuating structures for high speed rail network This aim of this research is to study the relationship between geometrical cavities and acoustic interference to establish proof of concept and laboratory prototype to develop a high-efficiency noise cancelling structure for High Speed (HS) rail noise abatement. University of Wolverhampton University T-TRIG
2015 Transport Optimised Radio Terminal (TORT) This project will investigate the feasibility of developing a new and better radio terminal that will both deliver improved performance and be more practical to install within a vehicles limited equipment mounting space and restricted external antenna mounting constraints. BathCube Ltd. SME T-TRIG
2015 Optimal Decisions for Large-Scale Transport Systems We propose to develop and demonstrate a software framework that will make available to transport practitioners a new technique known as Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP). At present, the use of ADP is confined mostly to academics, but with some limited real-world application to transport Smith Institute SME T-TRIG
2015 Low cost alternative to GSM for data connectivity of Electric Vehicle Charge points Use of mobile handsets & Bluetooth as an interface between a centralised charge point management system and a charge point. Hanger19 Limited SME T-TRIG
2015 Prevention of Accidents through Community Action for Schools (PACAS) This project will combine the data analysis techniques which describe risk factors on the school journey with the management strategies of school travel teams by developing a prototype app to help manage risk. Loop Connections Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Lightweight, Low Cost Nano-Composite Hydrogen Pressure Vessels for Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles Use of graphene and carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites to reduce mass of H2 vessels Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Building an Intelligent Transport Information Platform for Smart Cities We wish to develop a prototype testbed to monitor vehicles in the Transportation Network using VANET Technology, and thus facilitate the development of a better transport system using intelligent algorithms Middlesex University University T-TRIG
2015 PREPAReD: Predicting, Preventing, and Analysing Rail Delays Using live data feeds and computer modelling to track and predict delays in the rail network University of Leicester University T-TRIG
2015 Hybrid gyroscope for navigation in adverse environments This project is to validate the concept of a low cost, low power, portable platform for personal inertial navigation systems J&M Inertial Navigation Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Making it personal- Understanding and changing agent fuel use behaviours Building upon our world-class expertise in behavioural science and strong industry partnerships, we are working towards a ground-breaking technology product that will reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by changing transport personnel's behaviours. In the next 3 months, we will identify/assess the data sources and key personnel behaviours for fuel use across multiple modes of transport and develop a viable/feasible plan for product design. Avalon Behaviour Ventures Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 The development of a new road accident reporting system The project will introduce and test a new system for the reporting of road accidents in Great Britain. Queen's University Belfast University T-TRIG
2015 The detection of urban road congestion using sensor measurements The aim is to model urban road congestion as a collection of primitive events that are identified by sensors in the road network with the eventual aim of providing an early warning system for congestion. Manchester Metropolitan University University T-TRIG
2015 CAV PAS (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Priority At Signals) Feasibility study of how local authorities could give priority to connected freight vehicles SG Transport Innovation Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 The use of portable ultrasonics to keep the rails clean Pioneering ultrasonic technology, which has brought significant advances to cleaning in the medical sector, will be adapted to remove from rail lines the slippery black paste formed when wheels crush fallen leaves, resulting in leaves on the line delays each autumn. University of Southampton University T-TRIG
2015 Autonomous windships for coastal transport. Identifying possible routes for coastal transport using autonomous sailing vessels OneSails GBR (South) SME T-TRIG
2015 Simply Connect: developing an open source MaaS platform System design and core development of an open-source MaaS multimodal platform. sustainable Environment Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Dolphin Pod Lightweight, ultra-low emission EV with pedal-assist Dolphin pods are super-lightweight, folding, three wheeled pedal-augmented electric vehicles, offering the potential of clean door-to-door rapid-mass-transit; healthy, sustainable, super-lightweight electric travel. Dolphin Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 WHISPER Testing with potential users of a prototypical wearable device, such as a watch or hat, that provides the pedestrian user with haptic feedback on their immediate environment so as to help them avoid collisions with other pedestrians, street furniture, over-hanging foliage, parked or slowly-moving vehicles and/or other pedestrian obstacles. University of Leeds University T-TRIG
2015 Diesel Emissions Reduction Fuel Vapor retrofit technology A novel system of increasing the fuel burn efficiency on Diesel engines which will drastically reduce emissions and particulates the solution is possible to be both retro fitted to existing vehicles and installed by vehicle manufacturers. The project will perform very simple but accurate laboratory standard test to validate the system Envirotecnic Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Air Quality Urban Analysis of Reatl-time Information and Actuation (AQUARIA) AQUARIA measures, visualises and predicts real-time air quality in order to trigger traffic control intervention to reduce NOx within the urban environment. Imtech Traffic & Infra UK Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 State-of-the art upgrade of remote roadside vehicle emission monitoring equipment For this work we propose to use our existing FEAT system and develop an NO2 sensor using state of the art technology to use alongside it. This will be based on an UV LED source and a spectrometer. TRL Ltd Large T-TRIG
2015 London EDAR Demonstration and Evaluation This project is a first-time UK deployment and demonstration of a new-to-market remote sensing technology, the Hager Environmental & Atmospheric Technologies Emissions Detecting And Reporting system (HEAT EDAR), which provides high-resolution, high-sensitivity, multi-species measurement capability (typically, CO, CO2, NO, NO2, HC, and PM2.5 but readily optimised for other applications). It also employs a down-facing, single-unit camera configuration that offers a number of practical advantages over the conventional across-road, single-beam, two-unit arrangement of traditional remote sensing systems. HEAT LCC / Kings College London / University of Leeds Collaboration University T-TRIG
2015 Urban Freight Emissions, Air Quality and the London Lorry Control Scheme Evaluation of air quality impacts of urban freight and consideration of the impacts of London Lorry Control Scheme on freight vehicle emissions. Imperial College University T-TRIG
2015 Vehicle by vehicle characterisation of real-world road fleet emissions Total road fleet pollutant emissions inventory at a vehicle by vehicle resolution measured under real-world driving conditions in Birmingham. University of Birmingham University T-TRIG
2015 AQATANE A localised street-level meteorologically and congestion sensitive real-time air quality driven traffic management solution Amey OW Ltd SME T-TRIG
2015 Urban NOx exposure reduction though connected vehicles. This project will deliver crowd source highly accurate near real time NOx measurement via zero emission vehicles, to provide detailed city wide NOx mapping, enabling smart traffic management actions to reduce NOx exposure. Cenex SME T-TRIG
2015 Feasibility study to establish a proof of concept for managing urban road network air quality ?hot spots? in real time. Feasibility study to establish a proof of concept for managing urban road network air quality hot spots in real time. Dr Glyn Rhys-Tyler Other T-TRIG
2015 Utilising telematics data to understand fine grained NOx emissions This project aims to reuse historic anonymous telematics data (collected over 3 years) to analyse mass movements and resulting emissions over a cityscape to understand how pollution is influenced by mass drivers in differing topological networks of roads over time. The Floow SME T-TRIG
2015 Exhaust Pipe mounted NO2 absorbent evaluation Placing Alsiteks NO2 absorbent in an exhaust gas stream Alsitek SME T-TRIG
2014 Absorbtion of nitrogen oxides at the roadside using mushrooms this project aims to explore the feasibility of using spent mushroom hyphae to reduce NOx pollution in the UK. The project will investigate a number of mushroom species similar to those tested in Hong Kong and test their potential to absorb NOx in a controlled laboratory environment. A small scale field-based test will be conducted to determine their efficacy in the UK climate. If this is successful, we would recommend further work to install mushroom barriers alongside a strategic road network. TRL Large T-TRIG
2014 NOx Mitigation by absorption in solid mineral polymer matrix The proposal, then, is to produce and test a range of polymers, designed to pick up NOx molecules and then desorb them under certain stimuli. The quantifiable absorption properties would then be available to assess the feasibility for their use to prove the concept as a cost effective and safe solution to the issues of roadside NOx concentrations. Alsitek SME T-TRIG
2014 Traffic management measures to mitigate NOx- reducing impact to high risk road users This projects tests the feasibility of integrating NOx detection, pedestrian detection and traffic management systems. These systems will be linked in a model to test two benefits in urban areas: Firstly, the protection of high sensitive receptor group (pedestrians) to NOx and secondly, the absolute reduction of NOx. Siemens Large T-TRIG
2014 Dynamic Control and optimisation of high NOx regions by the creation of a real time dynamic NOx Map and the active management of Range Extended Electric Vehicles This proposal is to investigate the feasibility of creating a publicly available real time NOx map and impact (by vehicle) of managing NOX production when a REEV?s range extender is dynamically controlled remotely. This control is based upon route and real time NOX data measured at the road side and centrally collated Teva Motors Ltd SME T-TRIG