A new Smart City Mobility Centre has been announced at the University of Warwick in the English midlands, with driverless capable vehicle testing on its campus.
Jaguar Land Rover engineers and WMG researchers will work together at Wellesbourne to design and engineer connected, driverless capable, prototype electric modular architectures. They say these will be tested in real world conditions alongside a specially designed 5G communications network on the University of Warwick’s main campus.
As the centre develops, it is planning to play “a significant role” in transforming the future of transport. The new Smart City Mobility Centre will also draw on expertise in battery technology, a new £20 million UK Mobility Data Institute and the development of a 5G test bed.
The partners say the Midlands is at the forefront of driverless capable technology which will benefit the region and the whole UK and that the vehicles developed and prototyped, at the Smart City Mobility Centre, will benefit significantly from these regional developments in the 5G communications network that seek to deliver driverless capable vehicles to improve people’s mobility, reduce traffic congestion and road traffic accidents and benefit the environment.