Proving Ground - City Circuit

A simulated GPS environment on
MIRA's City Circuit.

Our UK based City Circuit provides a safe, comprehensive and fully controllable connected city environment dedicated to the testing, validation and demonstration of co-operative systems in an urban and sub-urban environment.

The City Circuit represents a major step forward for the automotive supply chain, digital industries and road transport infrastructure providers engaged in the development and validation of vehicles integrated with their environment.

ITS_Test_Track

The facility is ideal for the research and development of the following ITS technologies:

  • Intelligent and connected vehicles
  • Advance driver assistance systems
  • Co-operative active safety
  • Driver behaviour studies
  • Simulation of large volumes of mobile traffic
  • Tunnel exit/entrance simulation
  • Urban canyon simulation
  • Telecoms access and denial
  • Intelligent parking
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications
  • Road sign detection
  • Urban traffic management and control
  • Intersection safety systems
  • Collision avoidance
  • Blind spot detection
  • Advanced navigation services
  • Autonomous vehicle systems
Infrastructure
  • Road layouts designed to simulate an urban driving environment
  • 2km outer circumference of test track
  • Multi-lane highways over 300m in length
  • Multiple road surfaces
  • Network of junctions and intersections
  • Full ‘urban’ road markings
  • Bi-directional traffic flow
  • Power ducting and access points across the entire track
  • User-defined traffic signals
  • Catwalk style gantries allowing installation of specific technologies

Communications and positioning
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi)
  • IEEE 802.11p (5.9GHz band allocated for V2V and V2I in Europe and North America)
  • GSM/GPRS/3G cellular network
  • Ground truth positioning (3D motion capture system)
  • RTK-GPS
  • GNSS denial
  • NOW Wireless Mesh 4G
  • Centralised control system

Simulating the real world
  • Communications access and denial
  • Simulation of large volumes of mobile communications traffic
  • Advanced navigation services
  • Urban canyon simulation
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications
  • Urban traffic management and control

Validating co-operative systems
  • Advanced driver assistance systems
  • Co-operative active safety
  • Road sign detection
  • Intersection safety systems
  • Autonomous vehicle systems
  • Driver behaviours