Noteworthy CAV and intelligent mobility projects in the area include:
A £19.3m, three-year project is underway to deliver a programme of feasibility studies and practical demonstrations in Milton Keynes and Coventry. The local authorities for these two cities are taking a lead in developing the urban infrastructure technologies needed to support driverless mobility. The project brings together 12 partners, including private companies, local authorities and universities.
UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UKCITE)
UKCITE is a £7.1m project to enable the trial of connected vehicle technology, infrastructure and services in real-life conditions. Extensive testing will be carried out over the next two-and-a-half years on roads in Coventry and Warwickshire by automotive, infrastructure and service companies.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing connected car technology that will allow a vehicle to identify the location and severity of potholes, broken drains and manhole covers. This data will be shared with other vehicles via the cloud. The information collected may then be accessed by road authorities to help them prioritise repairs.