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Research Interests

My primary interest has been the development of technical policy and regulatory frameworks, more specifically the establishment of the evidence base, identifying performance requirements and developing assessment methodologies. The initial focus was on promoting innovation in vehicle structural design to improve road safety improvement (an example being the development of a crash test for improved vehicle structural performance in car-to-car collisions), but has since extended to include the low carbon vehicle technologies required for climate change mitigation. I see my role in collaborative research as bringing innovation to the way that we evidence, measure and assess performance of new vehicle technologies, thus ensuring that technology is developed in a direction that provides a high benefit ratio. 

In support of the above I have provided the following overview my career within the motorsport sector, the Transport Research Laboratory and Cardiff University. 

Motorsport Engineering and Vehicle Design - Dr Davies has worked for a number of vehicle constructors and suppliers to the motorsport and specialist vehicle sector. Dr Davies was a member of the design team for vehicles entered into the Le Mans, US Indy Car and the Japanese Formula Nippon race-series. 

Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics – Dr Davies has been involved with the development of the next generation of anthropometric test devices, the development of safety standards for vehicle occupants and improvement of the protection of vulnerable road users.

Transport Policy - Of critical importance to the success of alternative vehicle technologies (such as those being developed in the University) is creating the appropriate policy environment and regulatory framework into which they can be deployed. Dr Davies has established and led on strong cross-disciplinary research, linking engineering with economics/business to undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis leading to the formulation of recommendations for policy and regulation.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Brunel University


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics

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Research Output 2003 2019

Electric vehicle
European countries

Current status of the electrification of transport logistic vehicles - Early niche markets and commercialization opportunities

Kleiner, F., Beermann, M., Çatay, B., Beers, E., Davies, H. & Taeck Lim, O. 16 Mar 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access

Electrification of Transport Logistic Vehicles (eLogV): HEV TCP Task 27: Final Report

Kleiner, F., Beermann, M., Beers, E., Çatay, B., Moran, B., Davies, H. & Taeck Lim, O. 16 Oct 2017 International Energy Agency - Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Platform . 52 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Hybrid vehicles
Electric vehicles
Technical presentations

What Works? An Anfis-Based Policy Evaluation Framework For Electric Vehicle Technology Development

Özel, F. M., Davies, H. & Wells, P. 18 Oct 2017 In : International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. 9, 3, p. 222-252 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electric vehicles
Fuzzy inference
Air quality

Challenges and Opportunities for Improving the Safety of Lightweight Vehicles

Davies, H., Bastien, C., Nieuwenhuis, P. & Bailey, S. Sep 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

European Community
motor vehicle

Activities 2013 2019

LowCVP L-Category Workshop

Davies, H. (Speaker)
25 Jan 2019

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Low Carbon Vehicle 2018

Davies, H. (Speaker)
12 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Activity: Participation in conference


Davies, H. (Speaker)
18 Jun 201819 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

The car industry - Rear Vision - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Huw Davies, Paul Nieuwenhuis & Eric Harwit


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Automotive Testing Technology International - Industry Opinion

Huw Davies


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

InMotion Ventures - Electric dreams: Unravelling the power puzzle

Huw Davies


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Automotive Testing Technology International - Industry Opinion

Huw Davies


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment