Midlands Future Mobility, led by WMG, has created a new autonomous vehicle test and trialling environment at the University of Warwick campus

The control room and test routes will enable connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, that have been developed using simulation and test tools, to be evaluated in real-life, shared-use situations. The platform is part of a number of innovative transport initiatives at the University of Warwick, including e-scooters, a car club and

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Vodafone and Immense join Midlands Future Mobility with commitment to deploy 5G on key test routes

The largest real-world Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) testbed in the UK announces Vodafone and Immense as its latest partners. Over 200 miles of West Midlands’ roads are set to trial connected and automated vehicles, making UK roads safer and allowing for more predictable goods delivery and journey times. Midlands

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How can connected and automated vehicles contribute to the net zero agenda?

The Committee on Climate Change recommended a new emissions target for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050, an ambitious target which UK government has pledged to achieve. Road transport is still one of the leading contributors to air pollution and the sector has a lot of work to do to reduce

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Midlands Future Mobility

Midlands Future Mobility will be a real-world ecosystem for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technology development. We will act as the springboard for scalable, future mobility technologies and services. The journeys of tomorrow start here today, for the benefit of society and business as part of the UK’s National Strategy.

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Driving commercial opportunity

Professor Paul Jennings, Intelligent Vehicles Research Lead at WMG, talks about the commercial opportunities for intelligent vehicles in the UK. What’s your definition of ‘intelligent vehicles’? ‘Intelligent vehicles’ is a catch-all title for our research because we work on connectivity in vehicles; we work on automation in vehicles; and we

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What will the future of connected and automated mobility look like?

Chris Lane, Head of Transport Innovation at Transport for West Midlands We are used to a level of connectivity and automated driving in our current vehicles e.g. advanced driver assistance systems, satellite navigation systems, congestion warnings, cruise control and the like. All of these are being taken further e.g. automatic

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ADAS: Accelerating the move to autonomous vehicles?

Siddartha Khastgir, Head of Verification and Validation, Intelligent Vehicles at WMG, reveals how the public views advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) — and if these technologies might help with the development of driverless vehicles. How were advanced driver-assistance systems first received by the public? When first introduced in the mid to

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Why trial driverless vehicles on public roads?

Dr Alan Walker, Engineering Centre Manager, AVL In the UK, driverless road vehicles are trialled on both proving grounds — i.e. controlled test tracks — and on public roads (it’s important to note that we prefer to talk about ‘trialling’ rather than ‘testing’, as a trial is something that takes

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Will 5G be bad for your health?

5G — the next generation of cellular technology — isn’t the future. It’s happening right now. Currently, various operators are in a whirl of 5G activity in major urban areas: EE, Vodafone and Three launched 5G services recently, while O2 is switching on its 5G network in October. The benefits

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What does 5G offer over 4G communications for connected and automated mobility (CAM) applications?

Dr Matthew Higgins, Associate Professor for Connectivity and Wireless Communications, WMG As is becoming ever more apparent, Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) is one of today’s most exciting research and innovation themes within both industry and academia. It is being demonstrated now on a daily basis through the media that

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The Future of Mobility

The West Midlands is at the centre of the UK’s research and development in transport. Watch the video to find out how the Midlands is bringing businesses together to shape the future of mobility.

Zenzic launches the world’s first self-driving roadmap

The roadmap to 2030 is finally here! The UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030 has now been launched.

Download our Safety Case Framework – a report by Zenzic

The framework sets out detailed safety requirements to be used across the Testbed UK ecosystem – enabling a consistent approach and delivering a more seamless customer journey.

O2 signs up to driverless vehicle trials in the West Midlands

O2 has signed a collaboration agreement with our partners Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) to develop what is expected to be Europe’s largest fibre connected small cell network, to support trials of driverless vehicles in the West Midlands.

Midlands Future Mobility at Cenex-LCV 2018

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle experts from Midlands Future Mobility will be joining colleagues from Meridian Mobility at Cenex-LCV 2018 next week.

Cenex-LCV is the UK’s Premier Low Carbon Vehicle event held at Millbrook, Bedfordshire from 12th-13th September.  There is a technology exhibition split across four floors, seminars led by key experts, networking opportunities and a chance to ‘ride and drive’the latest research and development and commercially available vehicles.

Midlands Future Mobility in the driving seat to transform the environment for connected vehicles

Midlands Future Mobility will be at the heart of the UK’s transport network, making a significant contribution to the UK’s national transport strategy, and will play a crucial role in shaping the transport sector.  It will firmly establish the UK’s presence in the connected and autonomous vehicle market, and contribute to the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

Midlands roads to be UK autonomous vehicle testbed

Roads in Coventry and Birmingham are set to become a world-class UK testbed for developing the next generation connected and autonomous (CAV) vehicles, thanks to a new £25m programme of investment being led by WMG at the University of Warwick.

The pioneering venture, undertaken by a consortium of research and industry partners, will make UK roads ready for CAVs by developing wireless networks, analysing how vehicles behave in real urban environments and involving the public in their evaluations.


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