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Mr James WH Brown BSc(Hons), MSc.

Postgraduate Researcher

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James Brown is postgraduate research student (part-time) within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Following an honours degree in Software Engineering, he worked as a freelancer developing motorsport-based data analysis software.  Returning to study, he completed an MSc in Software Engineering Management, further freelancing involved the development of suspension analysis and optimisation software and some consultancy work for a motor racing simulator company.  He is currently undertaking a PhD whilst at Southampton.

He has worked at the University of Southampton from March 2016 and is currently involved in a project with Jaguar Land Rover and Cambridge University. The Hi:DAV project examines the design of human interactions with autonomous vehicles, it is funded by Jaguar Land Rover and the EPSRC.  Part of his work involves the development and running of the Southampton University Driving Simulator (SUDS).  He was responsible for writing software to integrate the current Land Rover Discovery Sport into the driving simulator laboratory via its controller area network.   

He has a passion for motorsport and his PhD is focused on addressing the human factors issues involved with complex in-cockpit racing driver interfaces, specifically wheel mounted controls.


Research interests

Motorsport, vehicle dynamics, vehicle ergonomics and driver informational systems.

Research group

Transportation Group

Mr James WH Brown
Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

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