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Green & Safe Transports
Arising from the recognition that transport systems have been harmful to the local and global environment and to the overall health of society and individuals, this research is directed at quantifying and understanding this harmfulness, and also at identifying and developing ways in which such harmfulness can be reduced or eliminated. Green & Safe Transports also includes research aiming at developing vehicles and transport systems that have the potential to improve the environment — locally and globally — as well as reducing negative health impacts and raise safety standards.
Key words
Energy efficiency, renewable/green energy, hybrid technologies, air quality, road safety, traffic safety, safety equipment, crash modelling, life cycle assessment, lca, sustainable transports, alternative fuels

Topics covered by the theme include:
Climate change
Life-Cycle assessments of passenger transports
Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions

Air Quality
Air quality analysis & improvement schemes
Monitoring of vehicle emissions and fuel use

Road safety
Safety audits of infrastructure projects
Evaluation of road safety factors in urban areas
Road safety for non-motorised transports
Crash modelling and impact analysis on the human body
Design of safety equipment

Green vehicles
Hybrid buses
Energy efficiency in rail transports
Clean vehicles
Alternative fuels

Publications within this theme:
Suggestion on urban low carbon transport system construction in China
Research organisation: CoE Beijing, P. R. China
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Road transport and climate change: stepping off the greenhouse gas
Research organisation: CoE Santiago, Chile
Year: 2011
Type: Research article

Deprivation and Road Safety
Research organisation: Year: 2010
Type: Final Report

Innovative solutions to freight distribution in the complex large urban area of Rome
Research organisation: Year: 2010
Type: Final Report

Life-cycle assessment of high-speed rail: the case of California
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2010
Type: Research article

Excess commuting: Towards estimating the cost of restricting "wasteful" travel
Research organisation: CoE Cape Town, South Africa
Year: 2010
Type: Paper

Quantifying the impact of infrastructure based traffic calming on road safety; A case study in Cape Town
Research organisation: CoE Cape Town, South Africa
Year: 2010
Type: Conference proceedings

Road safety in India: Challenges and opportunities
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2009
Type: Report

Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse‐gas emissions: urban land transport
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Aerodynamics of a bus with open windows
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2009
Type: Research article

Effect of active muscle forces on knee injury risks for pedestrian standing posture at low speed impacts
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

Design of ventilated helmets: computational fluid and impact dynamics studies
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2008
Type: Research article

A new challenge to child survival in development countries: An increasing burden of urban road traffic injuries
Research organisation: Year: 2007
Type: Final Report

Use characteristics and mode choice behaviour of electric bike users in China
Research organisation: CoE Berkeley, USA
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Survival analysis: Pedestrian risk exposure at signalized intersections
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2007
Type: Research article

Road Traffic Injury Prevention Training Manual
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2006
Type: Report

Predicting throw distance variations in bicycle crashes
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2006
Type: Research article

Six‐degree‐of‐freedom three‐wheeled‐vehicle model validation
Research organisation: CoE New Delhi, India
Year: 2005
Type: Research article

No ongoing call.

The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 

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