|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£18,622 per annum|
|Placed On:||11th August 2023|
|Closes:||25th October 2023|
Looking for a unique and exciting research opportunity in logistics and future technology? Coventry University is offering a fully funded PhD exploring the commercial impact of autonomous vehicles (AVs).
This PhD project is part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. The successful applicant will spend the first year at Coventry University and the following year at Deakin University, and then the final one and a half years at Coventry University. The supervision team will be drawn from the two Universities.
Logistics companies face numerous challenges, including complex hub-and-spoke networks and lengthy lead times for last-mile delivery. By implementing AVs as part of a logistics solution, the project aims to optimise delivery networks, reduce lead times, and provide solutions to real-world problems.
As a PhD student on this project, you will work with a team of experts in logistics and human factors and gain hands-on experience working on applications of advanced technologies such as AVs, drones, and simulation modelling, as well as have the opportunity to publish your research in top-tier academic journals and conferences.
The project will involve analysing the feasibility of different types of AVs and comparing capabilities to traditional logistics methods. Furthermore, the project will seek to gain a deeper understanding of operators' behaviours in solving real-world logistics problems and explore ways to improve efficiency and efficacy with the use of AVs.
If you are passionate about logistics and future technology, and eager to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing companies today, apply to our PhD program. Join us in exploring the exciting world of autonomous vehicles and help shape the future of tomorrow!
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