WMG launches new national initiative to educate the public on automated vehicles

The research establishment WMG at The University of Warwick has launched an initiative aimed at building public confidence in self-driving technology through a programme of education and engagement. It says PAVE UK, with the Department for Business and Trade, the Department for Transport, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and Transport for West […]

Warwick’s research improves driverless car merging techniques

Improved technology will soon allow self-driving cars to merge onto motorways and highways with better safety, thanks to new research. Researchers from WMG, part of the University of Warwick, have pioneered this technology as part of the AutopleX (Autonomous Cars Negotiating Complex Environments Using V2X) project consortium. The research uses roadside infrastructure and vehicle sensors […]

WMG academic joins DfT’s Science Advisory Council

Dr Siddartha Khastgir from WMG, University of Warwick, has been appointed to be on the DfT’s Science Advisory Council, where he will advise on a wide range of science and engineering issues, such as enrolment of Autonomous Vehicles. The DfT’s Science Advisory Council provide the DfT with advice and challenge on key areas of science, […]

WMG builds world’s largest public AV scenario database

The WMG department at the University of Warwick has teemed up with Artificial Intelligence experts Deepen AI to make what they call a globally accessible database of scenarios for Governments, manufacturers and researchers to test their autonomous vehicle technology. They say the Safety PoolTM Scenario Database and its role in enabling efficient testing will not only […]

Zenzic publishes Testbed UK-approved best practice guidance

A new Safety Case Framework: Guidance Edition has been published providing direction for the safe testing and trialing of connected and automated mobility (CAM) in the UK. The document is authored by HORIBA MIRA, TRL and WMG, and compiled by Zenzic. The writers aim to help both trialling organisations and reviewers save time and money, […]

Warwick academic leads on AV safety guidance

A researcher at WMG, University of Warwick has set out a series of points that autonomous vehicle developers must consider when it comes to safety. Dr Siddartha Khastgir has been advising the World Economic Forum on identifing the frameworks for Government to enrol Autonomous Vehicles. In the report, “Safe Drive Initiative: SafeDI Scenario-Based AV Policy […]

Academic questions Automatic Lane Keeping viability

A researcher at the University of Warwick is warning that Automated Lane Keeping Systems cannot be safely used until driver monitoring systems are in place. ALKS would mean drivers could use a conditionally automated system that can take over control of the vehicle at low speeds, keeping it in lane on motorways. But Joseph Smyth, […]


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