As part of the CogShift project, the PhD project has the ambitions to develop a decision-making framework to evaluate and assess driver capability to take-over control authority regarding to driver attention states. Read more Read less

The emerging development of automated driving demands a mutual understanding and smooth coordination between human driver and vehicle controller, so as to avoid conflict and mismatch in demands, and achieve desirable driving performance, smooth and swift transitions which enhance driving safety during complex operating scenarios.

Cranfield University, as a leading university of one of the five projects in the TASCC (Towards Autonomy - Smart and Connected Control) programme, proposed the CogShift (Driver-Cognition-Oriented Optimal Control Authority Shifting for Adaptive Automated Driving) project, with our esteemed partners, aiming at achieving a safe engagement and smooth and swift control-authority shift between the driver and the vehicle controller during adaptive automated driving. As part of the CogShift project, the PhD project has the ambitions to develop a decision-making framework to evaluate and assess driver capability to take-over control authority regarding to driver attention states.

The student will be based at Cranfield University Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre, which is a part of School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing. The student will be co-supervised by Jaguar Land Rover. The student will have the opportunity to use a new £9 million open research facility for carrying out experimental studies.

At a glance

  • Application deadline28 Feb 2018
  • Award type(s)PhD
  • Duration of award4 years
  • EligibilityUK, EU
  • Reference numberSATM0045

Supervisor

 

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first/second class UK honours degree or a Masters Degree (or equivalent) in Automotive/Applied Mathematics/Human Factors or any other relevant discipline of Engineering. The ideal candidate should have a good basis in in mathematics with good scientific programming skills (Matlab or Python), experience in control theory and systems, and human-in-the-loop experiment design. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communication (oral and written in English) skills for regular interaction with other stakeholders.

Funding

Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover and EPSRC, this studentship will provide a stipend of up to £15,000 p.a. (tax free) plus fees* for four years

* To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a UK / EU national. We require that applicants are under no restrictions regarding how long they can stay in the UK i.e. have no visa restrictions or applicant has “settled status” and has been “ordinarily resident” in the UK for 3 years prior to start of studies and has not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

Explore financial support opportunities in our funding finder.


About the sponsor

         EPSRC Logo
Jaguar Land Rover logo


Cranfield Doctoral Network

Research students at Cranfield benefit from being part of a dynamic, focused and professional study environment and all become valued members of the Cranfield Doctoral Network. This Network brings together both research students and staff, providing a platform for our researchers to share ideas, identify opportunities for collaboration and create smaller communities of practice.  It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme (transferable skills training), provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities.


How to apply

For further information please contact:
Dr. James Brighton, E: j.l.brighton@cranfield.ac.uk, T: +44 (0) 1234 752910
Or Dr. Daniel Auger, E: d.j.auger@cranfield.ac.uk, T: +44 (0) 1234 758062

If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form.

For further information contact us today:
T: 44 (0)1234 758540
E: study@cranfield.ac.uk