Renovo Announces Founding Role in Irish Advanced Vehicle Testbed
SHANNON, Ireland, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Renovo.auto, the global automotive software company, announced their founding participation in the development of Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI). FMCI is a smart city hub that will allow real-world testing of connected technology in both vehicles and smart city components where self-driving vehicles share the streets with cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
FMCI will be a collaborative automotive testbed spread across 12km of public roads, providing the facilities and expertise for global automakers to harness valuable sensor data, simulate various road environments and traffic scenarios, and trial new technologies.
As part of the initial development, Renovo will deploy their automotive data management software on a prototype Jaguar I-PACE.
"We're delighted to be a part of the FMCI project, putting our data management platform to work, helping automakers solve some of the hardest problems in the industry," said Dennis Hamann, MD of EMEA for Renovo. "Renovo will enable autonomous, connected, electrified, and shared vehicles development teams to quickly leverage key data points, enabling their companies to innovate more quickly and bring differentiable advanced solutions to the market faster with the most advanced features."
FMCI will be equipped with sensors throughout the site, along with high-accuracy location systems, edge-based data ingestion stations, a data management control centre, and a fleet of self-driving prototype vehicles. The facility will feature smart junctions, connected roads, autonomous parking, and electric vehicle charging as wel as links to a 450km stretch of connected highway and a managed air traffic corridor for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Shannon airport along the Shannon Estuary in Ireland.
"Rapidly recording, sorting, analyzing, and delivering critical test vehicle data is critical to the daily operation of a facility like FMCI," said Russell Vickers, CEO of Future Mobility Campus Ireland. "Renovo's expertise in vehicle and data systems made them the obvious choice to power our data infrastructure and help our partners use their time here as efficiently as possible."
"This partnership with FMCI provides us with a real-world facility to trial our emerging autonomous, connected, electrified and shared technology in a strategic location. Collaborating with top-tier software companies will allow us to develop our future systems more efficiently," said John Cormican, General Manager for Shannon Ireland Jaguar Land Rover.
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