University of Warwick

Research into autonomous vehicles

Driverless autonomous vehicles are set to revolutionise the future of transport, but they present significant challenges. Researchers in WMG (formerly called the Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick are using a state-of-the-art simulator – the first of its kind – to test their safety before they hit the roads.

Using a laser scan of 30 miles of Coventry roads, the simulator recreates real-world situations, allowing the someone to sit in the vehicle while it travels on a virtual trip around the city, negotiating roundabouts, lights and even pedestrians crossing the street.

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