Connected vehicle project to steer towards autonomous public transport
A £13.4 million initiative to create a driverless transport testing area based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is due to be up and running by spring 2019.
Loughborough University, the lead academic partner, has been awarded £500,000 as part of the project to develop a research programme enabling a real-world working test bed for connected and autonomous vehicles.
The Smart Mobility Living Lab, where London will enable companies to trial their ideas, technology and services within complex public environments; helping them develop new vehicle systems and big city transport applications.
“Intelligent Mobility will have a major impact on future transport and this test bed will enable the University in Loughborough and in London to be at the forefront of new developments.”
The project partners, led by TRL, also include Transport for London, Costain, Cisco, Cubic, DG Cities and the London Legacy Development Corporation.
The test bed will include a wide range of facilities including connected and instrumented road infrastructure, mule vehicles for new automation systems, private networks and mobility data capture, 5G and DCRS connectivity and more specialist research equipment.
The Knight Foundation is stepping directly into the smart cities and transportation arena with the award of more than $5 million to five cities.
Testing and development of autonomous technology in China is expected to increase now that national regulations have been determined and shared.
The following draws out the language set forth in NHTSA’s Federal Automated Vehicles Policy to present issues and questions for cities to consider as they navigate the everchanging world of AV technology.
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The “quite brilliant” engineers and technologists who are developing automated vehicles need to “step up and educate the public about this new technology” to boost confidence, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Tuesday.
By the end of the year, the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty will open the first portion of what will be world’s biggest autonomous vehicle testing facility.
The U.S. Army has awarded a $49.7 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for autonomous kits to be tested on large supply vehicles in an effort to one day send unmanned resupply convoys across the battlefield.
The Kroger Co. has announced yet another new partnership to redefine grocery shopping.
First Transit is partnering with the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) to pilot the first operation of a shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) on a public road by a transit agency in the state of California.
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