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Robin Severs

PhD Work

PhD work



  • PhD


    Intelligent Mobility Design Centre


    Intelligent Mobility Design Centre PhD, 2020–

  • Robin is a transport designer and researcher with a particular interest in the design of transport systems that democratise mobility. He recently graduated from Coventry University's Automotive and Transport Design Research (MDes) programme, where his thesis focused on how the design and implementation of shared autonomous vehicles can encourage users to adopt this new technology. 

    In 2018, Robin's research into customer experience on high speed rail systems and the resulting design of a high speed train, won the 3rd place prize in the TRA Visions Young Researcher competition and was exhibited at the Transport Research Arena conference. 

    Robin has also spent time working on the design of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles at Microcab Industries and researching the opportunities for small businesses arising from the introduction of autonomous vehicles while working at WMG, Warwick University.

  • Degrees

  • MDes Automotive and Transport Design Research, Coventry University, 2019
  • Experience

  • Automotive Design Intern, Microcab Industries, Coventry, 2019; Automotive Design Intern, WMG, Coventry, 2018
  • Awards

  • 3rd place in rail category, TRA Visions Young Researcher Competition, 2018