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07 June 2018

West Midlands to become UK testing centre for C/AVs

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Midlands Future Mobility consortium will turn 50 miles of roads in Coventry and Birmingham into a UK testing centre to develop connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AVs) and related technologies.

These networked roads will feature smart vehicle monitoring, data analytics and 5G wireless infrastructure. The consortium, consisting of industry and academic professionals, intends to enable industries to carry out tests using real-world environments.

The consortium is led by WMG, University of Warwick and includes Amey Consulting, AVL, Costain, Coventry University, Horiba Mira, Wireless Infrastructure and Transport for West Midlands.

This project has received £25m funding from industrial partners and Innovate UK.

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, chairman of WMG, says Midlands Future Mobility will work towards creating seamless and safe automated journeys and will help change how the public experience travel.

More information is available on the website.

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