Great transport around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is key to making the Park a successful place to live, work and play, and we’re testing the latest technology in advanced mobility.
Our areas of research
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is established as a testbed for advanced mobility solutions. This work supports the Mayor of London and Transport for London’s consideration of the risks and opportunities associated with emergence of new technology in the transport sector through connected and autonomous mobility (CAMs) and drones.
Through our Net Zero Carbon Mobility Action Plan we’re working on four main areas of research, testing the potential for advanced mobility to address transport related issues such as carbon emissions, air quality, noise, and loss of green space:
Through innovative projects such as CAPRI and Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL), we’re considering the best way of bringing new technology onto the Park to help visitors, workers and residents get around in the safest and most efficient way possible.
Clean technology infrastructure
Fuels such as electricity and hydrogen to refuel or recharge vehicles can use renewable energy and reduce air pollution, improving our local air quality and cutting carbon emissions.
Smart journey planning
Transport you need, when you need it. Using your phone to check what’s available, where and when; and booking and paying for your journey online.
Advanced logistics means using new technology to improve the planning and delivery of goods over short, urban routes, and relate to the movement of people to, from and around the Park.
Host for two trials delivered though the Capri collaborative research and development project awarded by The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), the government department set up to support the early market for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), and commissioned by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. The project was delivered by an AECOM-led consortium comprising sixteen partner organisations across the public, private, and academic sectors. The first trial took place in September 2019 and saw the autonomous vehicle complete a loop around the north of the Park, with members of the public travelling inside. The second trial took place in March 2020.
The Capri collaborative research and development project culminated in a virtual museum launched in October 2020.Discover Capri
Smart Mobility Living Lab
Smart Mobility Living Lab: London (SMLL)
SMLL is the world’s most advanced urban testbed of its kind, with the sole purpose of accelerating clean, efficient, safe, reliable, and convenient mobility solutions.
The testbed was created through a consortium led by TRL including LLDC (SMLL Host), TfL, Cubic, Cisco, DG Cities and Loughborough University, funded by The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), as part of Testbed UK.
The consortium created two scalable testing environments (the Park and Greenwich) and developed protocols and standards that will attract research and development investment in the rapidly developing field of connected autonomous vehicle technology.
The project legacy is two permanent driverless vehicle test environments adopted by SMLL and operated on a commercial basis. Each site enables live testing of new mobility solutions, with the co-operation of the public, generating performance and safety evidence, and consumer acceptance insights for organisations at the heart of the transport revolution in the UK.Smart Mobility Living Lab