Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded with the sole purpose of creating and delivering future mobility testbed facilities for stimulating research, development and innovation in the area of Autonomous Connected Electric Shared Vehicles (ACES), including Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) in Ireland. The testbed is located in the Limerick-Shannon metropolitan area at Shannon Free Zone, Shannon, Co.Clare.
FMCI aims to deliver an ACES test facility located in real-world settings, providing technology companies and researchers the ability to test and enhance their innovations. The test facility consists of a road network that is retrofitted with interconnected state of the art sensing and telecommunication technologies. That are fully accessible and controlled via a dedicated control centre. The target users/customers of this facility include national and international automotive and technology providers that are interested in testing their innovations in real-world settings before the product release phase.
The testbed will be equipped with multiple sensors, located throughout the site, along with high accuracy location systems, a data management and control centre and two sensor equipped test vehicles. This setup will provide the facilities and expertise to harness valuable sensor data, simulate environments and trial new technologies. This project has been identified by industry as pivotal to raising national competitiveness in the area of transport and mobility.