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WMG to test new location system for intelligent vehicles

Intelligent vehicles and smart devices could gain more accurate location awareness by ‘fusing’ Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and WiFi signals – and a test for this is the focus of an Innovate UK project led by Spirent Communications and involving WMG at the University of Warwick. The £694k ‘Enhanced Assured Location Simulator Leveraging WiFi […]

NIssan Leaf Acenta Test Drive Experience

When I passed my driving test in the mid 1990s, the nearest thing I had to assistive technology was power steering. How times have changed. Driving an electric car allowed me to really find out first hand what this type of car would be like to drive, away from strict test conditions. As it is […]

Westfield pod at Lakeside

Westfield and Conigital exhibited in Successful Lake District Pod Trials

A self-driving vehicle exhibited at Brockhole on Windermere this week to gain public feedback, as the Lake District considers autonomous vehicles as a sustainable transport solution. The Lake District National Park is the first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site to take part in such a feasibility study with Midlands-based manufacturer Westfield Technology Group. […]

Autonomous Car Project seeks to emulate natural human driving in UK driving environment

A 30-month Autonomous Vehicle project led by Nissan’s European Technical Centre, as a part of Renault-Nissan Alliance research activities, will culminate in the most complex journey yet attempted across the UK without driver input. The ‘HumanDrive’ project vehicle will be expected to deal with a variety of UK unique driving scenarios, including country roads, high [...]

The Self-driving car that can ‘see around corners’

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a £4.7 million project to develop  self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind junctions and through obstacles. Britain’s biggest carmaker is leading a project called AutopleX to combine connected, automated and live mapping tech so more information is provided earlier to the self-driving car. This enables automated cars to communicate [...]

MOVE_UK: Driving the Future of Mobility

An Insiders View In picturesque Greenwich, South-East London, cars of the future are being tested in plain sight - yet the public has little idea that they are facilitating the evolution of how we get around our towns and cities. Since August 2016, the MOVE_UK project has studied Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in real-life conditions, [...]

Transport Data in an insecure world

Transport Systems Catapult CEO Paul Campion talks Data security, ownership, privacy and GDPR and how they effect data use in the transport sector. A commentator on my recent blog post about the need for transport data sharing made an important observation. He commented: “So long as there are no bad actors attempting to misuse the […]

Westfield pod at Lakeside

Westfield and Conigital exhibited in Successful Lake District Pod Trials

A self-driving vehicle exhibited at Brockhole on Windermere this week to gain public feedback, as the Lake District considers autonomous vehicles as a sustainable transport solution. The Lake District National Park is the first National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site to take part in such a feasibility study with Midlands-based manufacturer Westfield Technology Group. […]