The car and city of the future

The car and city of the future are here today in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Nowhere else in the UK has the mix of technological creativity, the concentration of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) automotive research and development (R&D) and levels of investment in automotive.

The driverless vehicles of tomorrow are on test in Coventry and Warwickshire now, including the Coventry built Lutz Pathfinder by RDM Group and mass-produced vehicles from Ford and JLR.

A growing economy

Intelligent mobility is a growing part of the global economy. By 2025 it will be worth £900bn. It includes connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and intelligent transport infrastructure.

You’re in good company

Coventry and Warwickshire is home to the global headquarters of Jaguar Land Rover and luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda. The area is also home to R&D centres for a number of OEM car makers including Changan, Bentley, Ashok Leyland, GKN and Denso.

Together with expertise in R&D, powertrain, prototyping, software and manufacture, the area hosts a number of OEMs involved in the connected vehicle supply chain. Horiba-MIRA is a global leader in the development and deployment of CAV technology from its base at Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The site has 98km of road that includes a range of highway layouts to simulate real-world scenarios.

Other companies with a local presence and active in CAV include Bosch, Telent, Network Rail, Ricardo and Siemens and Volvo.