£4.2 million CAPRI project will culminate in trials of an autonomous mobility service at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UK

3 May 2017, BRISTOL, UK – T&VS (Test and Verification Solutions), a leading verification services provider for semiconductor IP, hardware and software, today announced that it is part of the consortium that has secured more than £4.2 million of funding from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected & Autonomous                                                  Vehicles (CCAV).

The project will deliver a pilot scheme that could pave the way for the use of connected and autonomous vehicles to move people around airports, hospitals, business parks, shopping and tourist centres.

Mike Bartley, CEO and Founder said, “Our experience in safety and security verification will help enable the project to deliver technical solutions for CAVs that provide real-world benefits to users while making sure they operate reliably, safely and securely.”

The pilot project, includes the design, development and testing of new autonomous and connected Pods on-Demand (PODs), culminating in on-road public trials at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The AECOM-led CAPRI (Connected & Autonomous POD on-Road Implementation) consortium brings together 20 partnering organisations, including T&VS, that have a wide range of skills, knowledge and needs in the CAVs arena. The project will include the development of the next generation of PODs, as well as the systems and technologies that will allow the vehicles to navigate safely and seamlessly in both pedestrian and road environments.

The CAPRI consortium was awarded the funding as part of a CCAV and Innovate UK competition to invest £35 million in industry-led research and development projects on CAVs.

About T&VS

T&VS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries. Such organisations use T&VS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes. T&VS’ embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification and security testing. T&VS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies. T&VS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool.

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Capri Driverless pod trials at Filton Airfield

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