The model can simulate traffic flows and driver behaviour along a mix of urban and motorway roads, and is said to be a key step towards the development of V2X communications simulations, due for completion by the end of the year.
“The completion of the traffic model is an important step forward within the project, and we’re delighted with the progress made to date,” says Chris Reeves, commercial manager, future transport technologies and intelligent mobility at Horiba Mira.
“The project is helping to pave the way for the development and deployment of connected autonomous vehicles in the UK, and we’re proud to be working together with the UK CITE consortium on this innovative scheme.”
The UK CITE is a project, part funded by Innovate UK, which aims to deliver real-life testing of connected vehicle technology, infrastructure and services.
The connected environment will be on 40 miles of roads within Coventry and Warwickshire, and will seek to show how the technology can improve journeys, reduce traffic congestion and provide in-vehicle entertainment and safety services through better connectivity.
Pre-deployment trials will take place at Horiba Mira’s proving ground and the engineering consultancy will also produce cyber security guidelines.