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CTS Seminar by Dr Sally Cairns: New insights into car use from MoT data
Wed 26 April 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
MOT data – new insights into car use from data collected during the MOT tests
Dr Sally Cairns
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Transport Studies, UCL and Transport Research Laboratory
In Britain, vehicles of three years or more are subject to an annual roadworthiness inspection, during which a vehicle odometer reading is taken. This information has been comprehensively recorded on a centralised computer system since 2006, and was first made publicly available in 2010. A major research project, running from 2012-2016, has been undertaken to understand the potential of this data to explore a range of issues, including vehicle ownership and use, vehicle-related energy use and vehicle-related emissions that affect air quality impacts and climate change. As part of this work, the project team has also had confidential access to information about vehicle location, enabling relatively fine-scale geographical analysis. This presentation will outline some of the main findings from that project, and future directions for the work. An overview of the project can be found at http://www.MOTproject.net .
About the Speaker
Dr Sally Cairns is a Senior Research Fellow, working jointly at University College London and the Transport Research Laboratory. Her primary research interests relate to transport policy, traffic reduction and travel behaviour change, with a focus on the evaluation of innovative transport policies after implementation. She has recently been involved in a major UK Research Council Energy Research Programme/EPSRC funded project, looking at the potential to develop a new data resource for evaluating local transport policies, based on data collected during vehicle licensing, and during the MOT test (the UK's periodic technical inspection process for vehicles).
About the CTS Seminar Series
The CTS seminar series aims to facilitate discussion on current research topics in the transport field. Seminars are held jointly with our colleagues in the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London.
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