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£7 million project to create world’s most advanced environments for intelligent vehicles in Coventry and Warwickshire

PUBLISHED: 11:59 04 July 2016

WMG at the University of Warwick

WMG at the University of Warwick

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WMG at the University of Warwick is part of a new project to create one of the world’s most advanced environments for connected and autonomous driving.

The ‘UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment’ (UK CITE) project is worth a total of £7.1m, and has successfully won funding from the government’s Intelligent Mobility Fund.

This new project will enable automotive, infrastructure, and service companies to trial connected vehicle technology in real-life conditions on 40 miles of roads in Coventry and Warwickshire. It will establish how technology can improve journeys, reduce traffic congestion and provide in-vehicle entertainment and safety services through better connectivity. Trials on public roads could begin as early as next year.

WMG will be leading two major packages of work within the project, relating to the cyber-security challenges of the infrastructure implementation, and looking at new and evolving business models that could emerge from the new technology.

WMG’s work will include the use of its new ‘3xD Simulator for Intelligent Vehicles’, one of the world’s most adaptable and advanced driving simulators. It will be used on the UKCITE project to replicate cyber-attacks and system vulnerabilities in a safe, controllable and repeatable environment.

The UK CITE Consortium is jointly led by Visteon Engineering Services Limited and Jaguar Land Rover and includes Coventry City Council, Coventry University, Highways England Company Ltd, HORIBA MIRA, Huawei Technologies (UK) Ltd, Siemens, Vodafone Group Services Ltd, and WMG.

Phase One of the project will include the preparation of infrastructure on routes along the M40, M42, A46, and A45 – as well as an urban route in Coventry – and the preparation of a Vehicle, Systems and Gantry App, which will ensure variable roadside messages appear in-vehicle, either on the vehicle display or smartphone. Finally, pre-test trials will take place on HORIBA MIRA’s City Circuit.

For more information visit http://www.ukcite.co.uk/

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