United Kingdom

The development of Culham City as an urban test environment allowing the industry to test and refine Connected and Autonomous vehicle (CAV) products and services in a ‘controlled real-world environment’. For Amey and Ferrovial Services the site is an ideal location to develop the autonomous friendly road infrastructure of the future.

  • Innovacion
  • Innovation
  • 100 M
    of pounds invested
  • 900,000 M
    market value in 2030
  • 200
    hectare-size of culham center

Amey, as part of the People in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environments (PAVE) consortium, has been asked to work alongside Government and industry partners to explore what the potential impact will be on the UK’s infrastructure. This project is an investigation to study interactions between autonomous vehicles and traffic management systems to understand their impact on traffic and urban environments.

The Operator Licence Obligations is a legal requirement under, for all vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above to operate on UK roads. PAVE is a feasibility exploring the use of the UK Atomic Energy  Authority’s (UKAEA) 200 acres fenced site at Culham as a CAV (Connected and Autonomous Vehicle) test sites called “Culham City”. The fenced site has 10 kilometres of roads and 2,000 working adults who are part of the day-to-day long term test cohort.

For Amey the feasibility study explored the potential CAV use cases that could be tested at the site and helped establish a presence in the field. The key challenges of the project were defining the use cases and gaining business buy in for an industry (CAV) that is just taking off. This project is related to highways and consulting business service. Amey, as part of the People in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environments (PAVE) consortium, has been asked to work alongside Government and industry partners to explore what the potential impact will be on the UK’s infrastructure. This project is an investigation to study interactions between autonomous vehicles and traffic management systems to understand their impact on traffic and urban environments.

The Operator Licence Obligations is a legal requirement under, for all vehicles 3.5 tonnes and above to operate on UK roads. PAVE is a feasibility exploring the use of the UK Atomic Energy  Authority’s (UKAEA) 200 acres fenced site at Culham as a CAV (Connected and Autonomous Vehicle) test sites called “Culham City”. The fenced site has 10 kilometres of roads and 2,000 working adults who are part of the day-to-day long term test cohort.

For Amey the feasibility study explored the potential CAV use cases that could be tested at the site and helped establish a presence in the field. The key challenges of the project were defining the use cases and gaining business buy in for an industry (CAV) that is just taking off. This project is related to highways and consulting business service.

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

  • Location: Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE), Culham (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom).
  • Partners: RACE, Siemens, Oxbotica and Westbourne Communications.

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