Transport Research Group (TRG)

Transport affects many aspects of everyday life. In the multi-disciplinary Transport Research Group at the University of Waikato, we are interested in how:

  • Transport fosters a strong and sustainable economy;
  • Transport can be maintained in a way that supports healthy environments;
  • Drivers might respond to changes in vehicle technology; and
  • Research findings might inform decision-making in government and industry.

We explore a wide range of different questions in our studies, such as:

  • What are public perceptions of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies?
  • What policy issues are barriers to more widespread uptake of electric vehicles?
  • What are the differences between the ways engineers and the road-using public understand risk?
  • How does infrastructure investment in ports contribute to economic development and welfare?
  • How can in-vehicle cyber-security help people to access more of their own information about their mobility?

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