Immense Announced as SBRI Finalists

May 23rd, 2018

Immense have won funding from the National Infrastructure Commission and Highways England for our SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) bid titled "Traffic Prediction for CAVs".

The competition asked entrants to consider future issues such as road design, traffic management and how the rules of the road may need to be adapted to take account of this new technology. The project will be completed in August, with a subsequent winning project receiving further funding to advance cutting-edge work.

Traffic Prediction for CAVs

How can Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) be best deployed to beat congestion and improve the air quality of the cities we live in?

Working together with Oxfordshire County Council, Immense are going to answer this question by using historic Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) data to train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform to predict future travel conditions on the road network. This has the potential to optimise CAV fleet routing which we will test in a simulated world using Immense's fleet simulation engine. This is the first step to empowering Local Authorities to use predictive Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) control to 'nudge' CAV behaviour and optimise local traffic flows; a bold vision for clean, efficient CAV deployment by 2050.

"We are really excited about being a finalist in the Roads for Future competition. For us it represents an exciting opportunity to further our research in traffic prediction and demonstrate in a simulated world how these analytics can support better management of vehicles around an urban road environment now and in the future."

Carl Goves - Chief Engineer and Immense Co-Founder