£20 million for West Midlands to enable WMG at the University of Warwick to create a UK Mobility Data Institute
“The new UK Mobility Data Institute will build on WMG’s proven global expertise in research and application of smart, connected, autonomous and electrified transport and our history of business engagement and impact. It will provide the technical, business and ethical solutions needed to underpin the UK’s first mover advantage as a global leader in the adoption of new transport systems and all the regulatory and policy responses that will be needed.”
The West Midlands is the UK’s first Future Mobility Area and will be the UK’s first 5G connected urban area. At the heart of the UK, the West Midlands is leading industry and Government innovation and research into clean, electrified, connected and integrated transport systems. The UK Mobility Data Institute will be the place that generates, brings together and applies the huge amount of data from West Midlands and wider CAV and EV trials and testbeds.
Data will be at the heart of future systems to optimise the movement of people and goods. To maximise value and to meet new ethical and exploitation challenges the data institute will provide the research and expertise needed to develop appropriate solutions. The new facility, to be located on the University of Warwick campus, will enable the West Midlands and UK to maximise the wider public and business benefits from the region’s role as the home of mobility innovation.
NOVEMBER 1 2018
NOTES TO EDITORS:
High-res image available at: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/communications/medialibrary/images/september2014/professor_lord_bhattacharyya_4.jpg
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONACT:
Media Relations Manager – Science Faculty
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476 574 255 or 07920 531 221