Dr Ashleigh Filtness and Professor Andrew Morris win Vice-Chancellor’s award

The Vice-Chancellor’s award for partnerships is awarded for activities that have had significant local, regional, national or international impact.

Congratulations to Dr Ashleigh Filtness, Professor of Transport Human Factors and Sleep Science, and Professor Andrew Morris, Professor of Human Factors in Transport Safety, who have won a Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor’s award for their ICAROS project.

ICAROS is an international initiative developed to study the impacts of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) on Vulnerable Road User (VRU) safety.  VRUs encompasses pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, child road-users and senior road-users; as well as the newly emerging e-riders, who travel on scooters, skateboards or hover boards.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards have been created to recognise the ways our staff, both in teams and as individuals, demonstrate their commitment to the University's aims and values, especially around togetherness. 

Professor Cees de Bont, Professor Andrew Morris, and Dr Ashleigh Filtness

Nominated by Professor Rebecca Cain, she explains that:

“I am nominating the ICAROS project based on its flagship international partnerships with Australia and China. The ICAROS team of researchers is lead by Principal Investigator Andrew Morris, the current head of the Transport Safety Research Centre. ICAROS currently involves a collaboration between Research Centres on three continents including Loughborough University (UK), Queensland University of Technology through CARRS-Q (Australia) and Tongji University (China).”

Professor Cees de Bont, Dean of the School of Design and Creative Arts is delighted with the results and had labelled the success of the ICAROS project a ‘major achievement’.