Vehicle Technology Test and Validation
Addressing the critical need for a controlled, but realistic urban test environment that seamlessly connects with other CAV test functions and open road urban environments.
Millbrook and the UKAEA's RACE will operate a test bed for the development of CAV technologies across two sites, offering the full spectrum of controlled to semi-controlled urban environments and 90 km of roads.
Investment in infrastructure, 5G emulation, data storage, vehicles and simulation, together with unique access to a 2,000 adult population on a secure site, will enable testing to capture all aspects of real-world operation for CAVs, including Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and other social impacts.
The test bed is scheduled to become fully operational in 2019.
A range of capabilities is already available, including a virtual model of Millbrook’s Proving Ground in the UK and instrumentation and soft targets for ADAS and autonomous vehicle testing.Instrumentation and Soft Targets
Millbrook has invested in the creation of a Digital Model of its Proving Ground in the UK. The model, created by UK software specialist rFpro, enables vehicle manufacturers to significantly improve the development of ADAS and autonomous systems.
Read the original announcement here.
The AutoAir project is to be hosted at Millbrook. It is a unique, accelerated development programme for 5G technology and is based on 5G New Radio (NR) small cells that operate on a “Neutral Host” basis.
Millbrook is building a fibre backbone and 23 “Small Cell” base station sites. The test bed will allow CAV developers access to Gigabit/s, low latency, wide-area 5G wireless infrastructure that will work seamlessly across the entire proving ground at Millbrook.
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