University of Bath, AAPS CDT is here to support the thought and future leaders of mobility. Bringing together industry, academics and students to pioneer and shape the transition to clean, sustainable, affordable movement for the many.

Our world is suffering from unsustainable levels of congestion, life-threatening air quality and a rapidly accelerating climate crisis. Something needs to change and its needs to happen at pace. We work with industry to solve problems the world hasn’t even thought of yet.

AAPS is where the science of behaviour change AND future engineering meet. Mapping the research landscape. A remarkable hybrid think-and-do-tank designed to inspire, challenge and work with politicians, industry and the general public to redefine the way we move.

We're not interested in marginal gains. Working with the AAPS CDT is about creating a remarkable shift

Our Research Expertise

Our CDT is part of the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems at the University of Bath. The Institute works across the University pulling in expertise from all departments to focus on propulsion system research topics and the wider mobility ecosystem. The Institute has built a new £70 million research and innovation facility at the Bristol and Bath Science Park. This specialist hub will be a world-leading centre of excellence for research, innovation, enterprise and education, supporting the future of the automotive industry.

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Our Purpose


The CDT is a supportive environment with an open mindset

Deep Research and Exploration

Thinking to the far horizon


Working together across the social, technical and political landscape

Positive Disruption

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We promote challenge, courage and entrepreneurship

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