Human Factors in Future Transport

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With the push to move to electric cars and the introduction of autonomous vehicles high on the UK Government’s agenda, can our existing infrastructure and social systems keep up with the pace of change required to accommodate them? A House of Lords report by the Science and Technology Select Committee argues that the Government’s work on connected and autonomous road vehicles has “focused too heavily on research problems and testing technologies … with inadequate effort on thinking about deployment, especially user acceptance for road vehicles…”

The CIEHF is organising a new event which aims to explore these and other wider-ranging user issues and to raise awareness of the critical role of human factors in the successful future transformation of transport systems across all sectors. We will highlight the issues of people coherently using multiple services to reach destinations and identify the issues around the integration of different multi-modal transport systems using the same space. We will raise awareness that many discussions taking place about transport systems today involve human factors issues and that we have the expertise to contribute and to provide solutions.

This event will be of interest to practitioners and researchers from human factors, as well as end users, organisations with vested interests around accessibility and inclusivity, transport solution providers, technology developers, transport planners, infrastructure planners, developers, transport service providers, consultancies (especially those developing mobility as a service offering), regulators, emergency services, the leisure sector and motoring organisations.

The event will include talks, posters, panel sessions, debates and discussions, and will centre on the following six themes common across all transport sectors:

  • Transformation of mobility: What could the future of transport look like and how will it affect commuting patterns and where people live?
  • Autonomy: How can human factors enhance the development of autonomous transport solutions?
  • Accessibility: How can we ensure future transport solutions don’t leave us stranded (in the widest sense of people, communities, industry sectors, regions)?
  • Behaviour, acceptance and ethics: How can we ensure future transport is sustainable in terms of power generation, air quality, climate change and waste management?
  • Design: How do we ensure integrated transport systems are based around human-centred design?
  • Big data: How will we integrate distributed data from multi-model transport systems and provide an holistic view for strategic planning and real-time monitoring?

At the end of the event we intend to produce a document identifying the common issues across all modes of transport, putting forward any ideas for solutions that come out of the discussions.

The event will take place over 2 days and will include an optional networking dinner.

Call for Submissions

If you are interested in speaking or presenting a poster we invite you to submit an abstract. Maximum word count is 300. Each submission will be reviewed by the event programme committee consisting of representatives from University of Nottingham, Transport Systems Catapult, QinetiQ, RSSB, Coventry University and IET (tbc).

Submit an abstract here

Deadline for submissions: 9 March 2018.

Presenters will be notified by 23 March 2018 and all will be required to register and pay to attend.

Booking details

CIEHF members receive 25% discount on these rates; CIEHF student members receive 40% discount.

  • 2 days’ attendance, plus dinner: £380 +VAT
    (includes 2 days’ conference attendance, lunch and refreshments, dinner on 18 June)
  • 1 day attendance, on either 18 OR 19 June: £190 +VAT
    (includes 1 day conference attendance, lunch and refreshments)
  • Dinner only: £50 +VAT
    (includes dinner on 18 June)

Don’t miss out on this great CPD opportunity. Book your place below now.

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June 18 2018


Start: 18 June @ 09:00
End: 19 June @ 17:00
Cost: £50 - £380
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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2 days with dinner£380.00 ex VATAttendance on both 18 & 19 June, with dinner on 18 June.

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1 day - 18 June£190.00 ex VAT

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1 day - 19 June£190.00 ex VAT

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Dinner only£50.00 ex VAT

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