Mike Blundell is Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact at Coventry University. He has research that focuses on automotive safety and vehicle dynamics and the use of multi-body systems (MBS) software. He is based in the Future Transport and Cities Research Institute, has over 40 years of experience in industry and academia and a strong research track record having supervised over 27 successful PhD completions. He has acted as principal investigator on a range of UK and EU funded projects and has over 150 publications. He is co-author of a text-book “The Multibody Systems Approach to Vehicle Dynamics” that is used by universities, research centres and industry around the world. Major projects have included a collaborative EPSRC/Airbus project looking into aircraft tyre modelling and a European 6th Framework project considering occupant safety in Helicopter crashes. Past work has involved the Niche Vehicle Project and the Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project. In 2014 he secured funding and hosted a NATO Advance Study Institute for “Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design Environments”. He recently completed working on another NATO vehicle engineering project considering Agile Tyre Mobility for Severe Terrain Environments. His work currently focusses on automotive active safety and automated driving. He has been a key figure in establishing a collaboration between Coventry University and MIRA with the Centre of Connected & Automated Automotive Research (CCAAR) within which he has supervised PhDS working on projects related to ride comfort and the future design of autonomous vehicles.