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Professor David Cole


David Cole

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 7 65201


Research interests

Dr Cole's research interests include:

  • Driver-vehicle dynamics
  • Application of neuromuscular dynamics to steering and pedal control
  • Measuring and modelling driver cognitive workload
  • Development of vehicle handling and driveability metrics
  • Driver interaction with semi-autonomous vehicles
  • Sensory dynamics and integration

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Co-investigator in the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight.