CAVWAY is a test site for the automotive and mobility industries part-funded by the UK government to aid the development and testing of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
It will be used by a variety of automotive & technology companies to test and verify their new ideas in particular related to the Grand Challenges described in the Government's Industrial Strategy policy paper. CAVWAY may find itself being used to meet any or all of those challenges, for example, to improve the future of mobility or help with an ageing society as well as promoting clean growth through the reduction of energy consumption. The site may also be used to certify vehicles against new and emerging safety standards in related areas; for example lane-keeping or emergency braking regulations.
There are six sites throughout the country, part-funded by the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, and each site emphasises different aspects of technology in different environments.
The CAVWAY site at Oxford (Oakley), is intended to provide a fully controlled environment concentrating on Highway Intersections. The six sites are collectively known as CAM TestBed UK and are managed by Zenzic. Together we help the UK automotive industry to compete in this rapidly changing world.
CAM TestBed UK also allows the UK to attract inward investment as a recognised centre for high technology skills and businesses.
CAVWAY is a connected and autonomous vehicle test facility designed and operated by IDIADA, that includes every type of road junction within a controlled, connected environment: