The TSC is proud to be involved in FLOURISH, a multi-sector collaboration which is helping to advance the successful implementation of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) in the UK by developing services and capabilities that link user needs and system requirements.
The three year project, worth £5.5 million, seeks to develop products and services that maximise the benefits of Connected and Autonomous vehicles for users and transport authorities. By adopting a user-centred approach, FLOURISH will achieve a better understanding of consumer demands and expectations, including the implications and challenges of an ageing society.
The project is trialled in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire region and is part funded from the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility fund, which is administered by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and delivered by the UK’s Innovation Agency, Innovate UK.
Consortium partners include Atkins, Age UK, Airbus, AXA UK, Bristol City Council, Designability, Dynniq, OPM Group, React AI, South Gloucestershire Council, Transport Simulation Systems, University of Bristol, University of West of England, Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Burges Salmon.
The TSC is playing an important role working closely with Designability and the University of West of England to build a human machine interface for simulator trials. These trials, which are focussed on older adults, are gaining important early feedback on what people might need and want from CAV technology. The TSC also provided a shell of a LUTZ Pathfinder pod for the simulator and will be providing a working pod for further trials.
For further information, visit http://www.flourishmobility.com/.