Through collaboration and a shared vision that’s about potential and possibilities, not profits, the FMCI is shifting Ireland into a new space of smarter, safer, more sustainable transport for people and goods – transforming not just industry, but the way we live, every day.
The FMCI is being developed to create and deliver future mobility testbed facilities – in real world, ‘live’ settings – giving technology companies, software developers and researchers the opportunity to test and enhance their innovations. We’re talking about a shared, COLLABORATIVE ECOSYSTEM that will bring expertise, minds, capability and advancements in future mobility – spanning Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) vehicles.
Located in the Limerick-Shannon metropolitan area at the Shannon Free Zone in County Clare, the FMCI will comprise a road network that is retro-fitted with inter-connected, state-of-the-art sensing and telecommunication technologies. Fully-accessible and controlled via a dedicated control centre, the FMCI will facilitate the test and validation of mobility innovations – on the road and in the air – so everyone involved, from researchers to multi-national corporations, can trial, test and innovate solutions in a ‘laboratory with real life conditions’.