Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Millbrook supports connected vehicle testing using cellular and 802.11p connectivity across its secure, configurable and confidential 5G test bed. It offers support for connected and autonomous vehicle testing and live streaming of multi-channel data at multi-Gbps speeds.

It offers first class technology demonstration events for network and Internet of Things (IoT) providers to demonstrate connectivity to end users. These include access to fully configurable, confidential event venues with direct access to test tracks and Millbrook’s 5G-enabled network.

In addition, Millbrook offers testing and validation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), using the complete range of EuroNCAP approved test equipment and facilities.

Millbrook’s virtual proving ground is part of the UK Government funded Controlled Urban Testbed for CAVs, part of which is located at the UKAEA’s RACE facility at the Culham Science Park. It enables vehicle manufacturers and self-driving vehicle developers to improve and test ADAS and autonomous systems.

Millbrook and UKAEA RACE autonomous car testing

CAV and 5G Technology

Millbrook and the UKAEA's RACE operate a 5G test bed for the development of CAV technologies across two sites, offering the full spectrum of controlled to semi-controlled urban environments and 80km of roads. The 5G test bed is co-funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) through Zenzic.

Investment in infrastructure, 5G emulation, data storage, vehicles and simulation, together with unique access to a 2,000 adult population on a secure site, enables testing to capture all aspects of real-world operation for CAVs. These include Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and other social impacts.

Millbrook recently partnered with Cisco, Telefonica and WMG on a cyber security feasibility report for UK government.

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Workshops for hire at Millbrook Proving Ground's technology park autonomous car test facility

Leading Self-Driving Vehicle Test Facilities

Millbrook has officially opened its Autonomous Village, a 6,300 sq ft facility, built to support the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

The Autonomous Village comprises six purpose-built workshops constructed to support mechanical, integration and software development for self-driving vehicles, from passenger cars to buses. Whatever the application, the convenience of being able to do mechanical work on the vehicle, download and process data and run directly onto the test tracks and private roads, all from the same location, is invaluable for customers.

Millbrook is part of CAM Testbed UK, six core facilities within a three-hour drive offering a comprehensive set of capabilities for the testing and development of connected and automated mobility (CAM) technologies. Funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous  Vehicles and coordinated by Zenzic, CAM Testbed UK is able to offer interoperability to customers that is unrivalled worldwide.

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