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Meet the Academic focusing on the accessibility of our streets
Arun Ulahannan of Coventry University is leading a project to improve the design of streets to accommodate future mobility, with support from Connected Places Catapult.
Putting passengers at the heart of the airport experience
Deaf travellers are helping to shape trials of new accessibility technology at Glasgow Airport, in partnership with Connected Places Catapult.
Meet the Innovator sharing cars to improve community cohesion
Rural car club co-founder Susan Ross is developing a community vehicle sharing framework for use across the country, after securing support and funding from Connected Places Catapult.
A woman stands on the sidewalk holding a device focused on virtual reality safety, with a busy street, including a bus and several cars, in the background.
Meet the innovator using virtual reality to improve driver safety
Heavy goods drivers are among the beneficiaries of new safety training developed using virtual reality.
A woman in a pink blouse sits at a light blue picnic table outside a community center and cafe, with a welcoming sign visible in the background, embodying the vibrant spirit of active travel.
Meet the Innovator helping older people stay active
Family illness led commercial lawyer Rachel Flower to rethink her life and “do something impactful” so she developed an app to promote walking and reward active travel.
A white Nissan Leaf with "ServCity" branding and equipment on the roof is on a city street, showcasing an autonomous vehicle trial. The car features logos of various sponsors on its sides.
Woolwich car trial takes a hands off approach to driving
Autonomous vehicle project ServCity is nearing the end of a three year demonstration in south London, where technology provides a car with an early warning of what is much further ahead, allowing the vehicle to ‘see’ around corners. Mike Walter of Connected Places Catapult went along for a ride.
Making transport work better for disabled people
Technologies to help improve mobility for disabled people were showcased at Coventry University at the launch of a new Centre aimed at making transport more accessible. However, a change in mindsets among transport operators and policy makers may have a considerable impact.
A yellow tram travels through a city street in Northern England, moving forward on levelling up and breaking barriers down. Tall buildings and a large arched structure are visible in the background, while the sky remains overcast.
Northern England moves forward on levelling up and breaking barriers down
Senior politicians, business leaders, students and Catapult staff rubbed shoulders at a major conference and exhibition in Manchester at the end of January which championed the Levelling Up agenda and promoted career opportunities.