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Connectivity

mmCAVThe automotive industry is currently undergoing key technological transformations, as more and more vehicles and their passengers expect seamless connectivity of services, whilst OEMs also strive to produce mobility solutions with higher levels of autonomy. It's becoming more apparent that CAVs will have to rely not only on their own sensors and systems but also on those of other vehicles, the infrastructure, other users, and will need to cooperate with each other as part of the decision process. These trends pose significant challenges to the underlying connectivity systems, as increasing amounts of information must reach its destination reliably, within an exceedingly short time frame – beyond what most current wireless technologies can provide.

We are working to challenge current thinking, collaboratively innovate, and deliver assured solutions to the connectivity and wireless communications needs and aspirations of our partners across the CAV, Telecommunications and Infrastructure industries.

We will cover a range of technologies, from incumbent IEEE 802.11p, DSRC, ITS-G5, 3G, 4G, through to the newer technologies, including taking a UK lead with the emergence of 5G in this application space. This will inlcude leading the 5G component of Midlands Future Mobility.

Alongside project delivery we strive to be at the forefront of our teaching activities, including the new MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (SCAV).


Projects

ELWAG - Enhanced Assured Location Simulator Leveraging WiFi and GNSS Sensor Fusion
Funder: Innovate UK
Partners: Spirent Communications Plc, Chronos Technology Ltd
5G∀IV - 5G for Intelligent Vehicles

Funder: HVM Catapult and EPSRC RAS Capital

5GNILU - 5G mmWave National Instruments Lead User

Funder: HVM Catapult and National Instruments

RG4CAV - Robust GNSS for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Funder: Spirent Communications Plc and WCPRS

CAVIE - Connected and autonomous vehicles communication in an infrastructure environment

Funder: EPSRC icase and Costain Ltd

SWARM - Self-organising Wide area Autonomous vehicle Real-time Marshalling
Funder: Innovate UK
Partners: RDM Group, Milton Keynes Council
RACeD - Research for Advanced Concept Development; WMG / JLR EngD Programme

Funder: Jaguar Land Rover

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