SHAPE-IT

Research on Human Interaction with Automated Vehicles in Cities

Vehicle automation has been identified as a game-changer in transport, promising substantial reductions in road-traffic fatalities while improving mobility. However, the processes of integrating automation in transports have been primarily technology-focused, with insufficient consideration given to how users both inside and outside of the automated vehicle will interact with and react to automated vehicles.

SHAPE-IT is a four-year project where 15 PhD-students will be performing research that enables rapid and reliable development of safe and user-centred automated vehicles for urban environments. And right now, we are looking for suitable candidates.

Recruitment is currently ongoing across all six universities involved in SHAPE-IT. Read more about the recruitment details.


SHAPE-IT aims to facilitate safe, acceptable and desirable integration of user-centred and transparent automated vehicles into the mixed urban traffic environments of tomorrow.


If you have any questions regarding SHAPE-IT, the recruitment process or just want to know more please contact us.


SHAPE-IT is short for Supporting the interaction of Humans and Automated vehicles: Preparing for the Environment of Tomorrow. It is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN) project.