Project Synergy

Project Synergy is a £5 million Innovate UK funded project. The aim of this project is to further develop innovative technologies for connected autonomous vehicles to accelerate adoption of driverless vehicles and allied technologies in the UK. This project will introduce innovative technologies to operate connected autonomous cars in a platoon formation from Stockport directly to the arrivals terminal at Manchester Airport. Concurrently, a platoon of three pods will transit passengers to and from a car park in the airport to the passenger terminals. Project Synergy will facilitate inclusive accessible transport for the aged and the visually impaired. Innovations include:

Rapid battery charging using graphene supercapacitors enabling power sharing between vehicles.

An Artificial Intelligence system will provide natural conversation concierge service to users.

Development of control strategies and sensor technologies to facilitate platooning.

Design of secure connectivity solutions for real-time communications of the platoon convoy within urban infrastructure.

Deployment of resource sharing such as audio and video between the vehicles during platooning operation.

Development of series of resource competition models and route optimisation models for connected autonomous vehicles in Manchester.


This project will lead to the formation of new business models to improve mobility and the environment whilst providing economic growth through new job and business creation.


Posts | April 19, 2018 3:36 pm