demonstrations and trials

20th May 2022

Darwin: innovation in the use of 5G for connected mobility services

Darwin: innovation in the use of 5G for connected mobility services

Rodrigo Barreto, Darwin’s lead architect, has written this overview of Darwin’s inspiration, achievements and plans for the future.

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1st February 2022

5G terrestrial and satellite network integration in action: over-the-air testing

5G terrestrial and satellite network integration in action: over-the-air testing

In November 2021, Darwin and ESA collaborated on a connectivity test at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. We spoke to Darwin’s Rodrigo Barreto and ESA’s Antonio Franchi to get some insight into this test.

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18th January 2022

The outcome of Darwin’s ubiquitous communications demonstration in Cornwall

The outcome of Darwin’s ubiquitous communications demonstration in Cornwall

In July 2021, Darwin performed a live demonstration of its ubiquitous communications technology in Cornwall. By switching seamlessly between satellite and terrestrial networks, this technology enables devices or vehicles to stay connected even in areas with variable coverage.

In this post, Rodrigo Barreto, Darwin’s lead architect, gives some background on the demonstration and talks about what we learnt from it.

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29th November 2021

All aboard: Darwin launches trial autonomous passenger shuttle service in Oxfordshire

All aboard: Darwin launches trial autonomous passenger shuttle service in Oxfordshire

A fully autonomous passenger shuttle service begins trials on UK roads today, Science Minister George Freeman has announced.

The new service is being trialled by Darwin Innovation Group, with support from ESA and the UK Space Agency. An autonomous shuttle will transport passengers around Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, which is home to some of the UK’s most innovative companies and research organisations.

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1st November 2021

Measuring vehicle emissions to analyse air quality: the Air Quality Platform

Measuring vehicle emissions to analyse air quality: the Air Quality Platform

Air quality is an issue for countless people, particularly those living in urban areas, and climate change is an issue for everyone. In the fight against the pollutants behind these issues, information is essential.

In collaboration with ESA and AWS, Darwin has been working on the Air Quality Unit, a device that measures the pollutants emitted by vehicles, and the Air Quality Platform, an online platform that gathers and processes this information. We spoke to Darwin’s CEO, Milos Petrovic, about how this air quality analysis works and why it matters.

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