The Transport Safety Research Centre in the Loughborough Design School at Loughborough University is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers who conduct research into all aspects of transport safety.

Research is undertaken for government and industry and focuses on issues close to policy-making or product development. The Centre has a strong external focus and engages closely with industry as well as UK and EU policy-makers. It also works very closely with Parliamentary organisations in London and Brussels to ensure that evidence-based approaches are used in policy-making.

The TSRC has achieved formal recognition of this progress - in 2007 the organisation was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its contribution to road and vehicle safety.

Currently the Centre is very active in the area of road-user behaviour and ITS evaluations as determined through field studies of road-users in real-world situations.

The Centre is a full project partner in the FP7 TELEFOT, TELEFOT-INCO and PROLOGUE projects and an active participant in the FOT-NET and DECOMOBIL initiatives. The Centre is also currently leading the EC’s FP7 DaCoTA project having previously led the development of the European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) within the SafetyNet project.

Much of the work undertaken by the TSRC has focussed on accident analysis and safety for both national and international purposes. Its work creates a research bridge between the issues of real-world safety, identified through its accident studies and the development of public road safety policy. In particular the Centre specialises in the use of in-depth accident data to support the development of technical measures.

Role in the project

LU will lead task T2.1 within WP2 of this project and will be responsible for providing analyses of the accident databases in order to establish specific critical scenarios that will be used in the impact assessments. Andrew will also contribute to WP4, and in particular tasks T4.1 and T4.4 by providing input on HMI expertise to guide the work-package towards optimised methods for providing safety-critical and mobility-related information to enhance both VRU safety and mobility.