Transport and logistics 2016

TRL UK Smart Mobility Living Lab

London, UK


Innovate UK; Transport Research Laboratory; Insurance companies; BP; Honda R&D Europe


Intelligent transport

A £19 million joint investment from UK Government and industry in the establishment of a London connected test environment for future transport and mobility solutions. The Smart Mobility Living Lab have a real-life testbeds element with infrastructure and facilities to undertake real world trials to help develop more intelligent, safe, sustainable and joined up transport systems in a set of real-world test routes in and around the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

What was tested

User interaction with smart city technologies

Testbed purpose

Create valuable insights into the way transport is changing and its impact on business, cities and residents


Two real-life testing environments are provided for developers. Greenwich presents a "digital city" environment, the Olympic Park as a campus environment

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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