Connectivity benefiting users
The world is becoming increasingly connected and the transport sector is no exception. The transport industry is constantly developing and innovating to offer its users new mobility solutions. In the last two decades, evolutions and improvements of connected vehicles have continued to emerge. Sitting at the heart of a complete ecosystem that encompasses drivers, pedestrians and cyclists as well as highway infrastructure, connected vehicles can improve safety on the road, reduce the environmental and economic impact of mobility by improving traffic flows, and finally provide infotainment and data services to users.
In the coming years, numerous regulations and safety standards applicable to automated and connected vehicles will come into force, such as the GSR2 regulation which entered into force in 2022.
UTAC, leading the way in shared mobility
At our laboratory-centre in France, TEQMO offers the latest equipment for full testing of automated and connected driving in an environment representative of the real world. Its 12 km of test tracks combined with modern laboratories enable it to offer a complete service to our customers. Our urban and motorway tracks have an excellent 5G mobile network, made possible by the installation of two antennas on our site, operated by our telecom partners and offering flawless coverage for testing connected systems in all types of vehicles.
In UTAC Millbrook in UK, there is a hyper dense small cell mobile network, offering private 4G LTE, 5G Stand Alone and 70 Ghz mmWave networks, providing a secure and confidential service to vehicles, devices, services and infrastructure. Combined with the extensive network of tracks, applications can be stressed to the limit at speeds up to 250 kmh with full control of the cellular radios across the 59 masts (to emulate weak and strong signals, quality of handovers, and the transmission in real time of vast data quantities at low latency. Since cybersecurity is one of the main risks to consider with automated and connected systems, we can test this statically and dynamically at vehicle, system and component level.
UTAC offers our customers the possibility of demonstrating or testing their concepts and all the embedded equipment and features associated with automated and connected vehicles. The perfect coverage of its direct communication infrastructure (V2I) means that it is possible to operate with a dozen roadside units equipped with ITS-G5 and C-V2X so that test scenarios with vehicles with V2X can be created and run. These scenarios can take into account new means of urban mobility such as scooters, electric bikes, driverless shuttle buses, etc.
We work together to meet your needs
Our team of connectivity experts closely follows the different working groups on C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems) as well as new standards. We are leading the SECUR project, which will contribute to the Euro NCAP roadmap on connectivity.
An international offer for vehicle connectivity:
Track tests – static or dynamic, on vehicles, components, devices, services and infrastructure
Training, consultancy and support for connected and automated mobility
Full range of tests of V2X test scenarios
ADAS validation and fine-tuning
Test protocol design
Train & Support
If you would like to know more about automated and connected vehicles, do not hesitate to contact our subsidiary Train & Support and discover more than 60 training offers.
If you would like to know more about automated and connected vehicles, please contact our team of experts. We support you in developing mobility worldwide.