UK CITE project creates the most advanced environment for testing communications technologies for connected and future autonomous vehicles
HORIBA MIRA to continue simulation and cybersecruity support as UK CITE embeds into Midlands Future Mobility
The £7.1m project focused on creating a Vehicle to Infrastructure and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2I and V2V) test environment at the heart of the Midlands CAV and automotive sector, on roads in and around Coventry. HORIBA MIRA, which has over a decade of experience in CAV technologies, led the development of virtual UK CITE test bed models and played an active role in ensuring the cybersecurity of the environment.
The simulation work undertaken by HORIBA MIRA enabled testing beyond the physical environment and technology available. This included testing high risk and high cost scenarios; such as on a motorway with emergency brake light applications, with varying ratios of connected and non-connected vehicles, and the resulting impact on traffic conditions.
As well as simulation and modelling, HORIBA MIRA coordinated cyber threat and risk assessments, carrying out testing experiments at its proving ground to produce cybersecurity guidelines for future V2I and V2V deployments. The research on the cybersecurity implications of the technology, combined with methods to identify and manage the associated risks, ensures that future deployments of this CAV technology are sufficiently resilient to the relevant threats.