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Disruptive Media Learning Lab

3rd Floor, Lanchester Library

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Coventry

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This three part workshop will explore Crowd and citizen driven solutions for transport and mobility, bringing together Coventry University and Coventry City Council to discuss new and existing projects and initiatives being developed locally.

  • DMLL - Current outcomes from the Crowd4Roads project
  • Coventry City Council - This talk will concentrate on current needs and focus on transport in the city and existing initiatives
  • Centre for Mobility and Transport - initiatives in the domain from the perspectives of the transport and mobility

Dr Sylvester Arnab
Smart sensing, gamification and our roads
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The C4Rs journey - This talk will discuss the Crowd4Roads (http://C4Rs.eu) project, which is an innovative initiative combining smart sensing, ride sharing and gamification applications to harness collective intelligence for providing open data towards boosting traffic conditions on the continent. Crowd4Roads (C4Rs) stands for Crowd Sensing and Ride Sharing for Road Sustainability and it has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The goal of the project is to engage the general public, i.e. car drivers and passengers, in making road transport more sustainable by exploiting SmartRoadSense, a crowd sensing system that exploits smartphones to collect accurate data on road conditions, and increasing crowd participation in the initiative via gamified interfaces


Dr Sylvester Arnab

Reader in Game Science
Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Coventry University, UK

Dr. Sylvester Arnab is a Reader in Game Science at Coventry University, co-leading research at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL). With more than 10 years research experience in simulation, serious games and gamification combined, his research interests include gameful, playful and persuasive designs that transform ordinary tasks into extraordinary experiences. Sylvester is currently coordinating projects funded by the EU Commission, HEFCE and NEWTON, such as the Horizon 2020 BEACONING project, HEFCE GameChangers and NEWTON CreativeCulture. He is also leading DMLL’s contribution to the H2020 C4Rs project. He currently has over 80 publications and has a portfolio with a total value of in excess of £7 million research funding. He is consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Gamification Guru Power 100 (Rise.Global). He delivers regular keynotes at national and international events related to serious games, gamification and technology-enhanced learning. https://sylvesterarnab.wordpress.com/speaking/


Sunil Budhdeo
Transport Innovation Manager
Coventry City Council

Innovation in Traffic Management

This talk will cover various projects relating to Innovation in traffic management that Coventry University are currently involved including:

  • Driverless Cards

  • Intelligent Route and Speed Guidance System

  • Intelligent Guidance to Parking and Disabled Bays

  • Integrated Transport assisting people with disabilities

Sunil Budhdeo

Sunil has over 35 years’ experience in the Traffic, Transport and ITS Industry. He joined GEC Traffic as an Installation Engineer and after several years of working within Industry, he joined Leicester City Council as a technician.

Sunil went on to join Coventry City council in 2010 as UTMC Manager, responsible for the UTMC , Highway Network Development team and Managing the Response and Monitoring section.
Current projects are, iVMS,UK CITE, UK Autodrive,CATCH!, HoPE, Appy Parking these range from range from Autonomous vehicle, connected vehicles, and live data from the UTC system.

Now a Board member of the UTMC major schema, Chair of UTMC Standard and specification committee and the Siemens user group, Sunil still has the desire to be innovative and set a high standard within the Industry.



Professor Andrew Parkes - Executive Director, Centre for Mobility and Transport

Connected and driverless vehicle technology and the contribution to future mobility

The talk will present an overview of The Centre of Mobility and Transport’s work and background to developing the Coventry vision of the city of the future and how vehicle technology feeds into this. Some of the challenges to be faced in establishing autonomous pod and connected vehicle trials will be discussed alongside some of the unintended consequences of large scale uptake of such systems.

Professor Andrew Parkes

Andrew Parkes moved to Coventry University in 2015 to lead a new Research Centre in Mobility and Transport. His background is in Psychology and Human Factors and he is active in areas of virtual and augmented reality, connected and autonomous vehicles, transport design and safety.

The Mobility and Transport Research Centre currently employs around 50 research staff and has around 65 PhD students, covering areas of design, safety, human factors, cyber security, vehicle performance and advanced propulsion systems.

He is Honorary Professor of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Visiting Professor at Monash University (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture), Australia. Interests over his career have expanded from accident causation and investigation, through to a much wider view of the efficiency, acceptability and safety of transport systems.



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