TRL and TSC partner to boost Intelligent Mobility systems
The three core aims of the collaboration are to ensure the UK’s Intelligent Mobility (IM) research and evaluation base is aligned and working towards a common vision; to attract and develop the workforce skills necessary to implement next generation transport systems; and to work together to attract further investment to the UK transport industry.
The agreement will see TRL combine its UK Smart Mobility Living Lab in Greenwich London with the TSC’s expertise developing capabilities in areas such as modelling and visualisation and information exploitation. This will enable large-scale demonstrations of advanced transport technology in both physical and virtual scenarios.
Steve Yianni, CEO of the Transport Systems Catapult, commented: “TRL’s connected and autonomous vehicle testbed in Greenwich is one of the most advanced facilities in the UK Intelligent Mobility market. By combining our unique streams of work, we can complement and advance each other’s research and development programmes, creating an environment that makes the UK a world leader in transport systems innovation.”
TRL and the TSC are currently both working on two driverless vehicle projects in the UK. TRL is leading the GATEway project, developing and testing a range of automated vehicles in Greenwich, whilst the TSC leads on the LUTZ Pathfinder project in Milton Keynes.