Innovation is all about collaboration. Combining domain expertise, the latest technology and previous experience, ServCity brings together public and private sector organisations to develop new solutions and insights to inform the future of mobility.
Our consortium is part-funded by Innovate UK (the UK’s innovation agency) and the Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and led by Nissan.
Nissan is the lead partner, responsible for providing the 100% electric Nissan LEAF as the base vehicle and creating the advanced autonomous drive technology for the research. Through its Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy, Nissan is working towards a mobility future that is more electric, more autonomous and more connected.
CPC is a project partner and is the UK’s technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility, harnessing emerging technologies to improve the movement of people and goods. The CPC supports organisations to harness emerging technologies, developing new products and services to capitalise on this global market, including Autonomous Vehicles.
As a project partner Hitachi European R&D is focusing on meeting the complex technical challenges relating to autonomous driving in congested urban environments, including; predicting and safely responding to other moving objects such as pedestrians, cyclists and cars; as well as delivering accurate and robust localisation solutions.
As world leaders in creating the future of transport, TRL is developing a safe systems approach. By using the infrastructure and monitoring facilities of its Smart Mobility Living Lab in London, TRL will analyse the performance and assess the benefits of automated mobility services in a complex city environment.
UoN (via the Human Factors Research Group) has significant expertise in conducting and analysing user studies to evaluate human-computer interactions. UoN's role in the project is to generate new theories, models and methods associated with the "user experience" of vehicle occupants, ensuring the design and development of the AV service is user-centred.
SBD Automotive is a project partner and will be prototyping the design of a smartphone-based companion app that can support users in finding, booking and using autonomous vehicles. As automotive technology consultants, SBD helps vehicle manufacturers and suppliers create smarter, more secure, better connected and increasingly autonomous cars.