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WMG engineers unveil 3D simulation of electric Very Light Rail vehicle for Coventry

March 14, 2019 / The Engineer

Engineers at the WMG, University of Warwick have demonstrated a 3D simulation of an innovative Very Light Rail vehicle that they are developing for Coventry City Council. The battery-powered Very Light Rail vehicle, which will hold 50 passengers, is being developed in collaboration with Transport Design International, based in Stratford and Coventry firm RDM which plans to manufacture the first test-vehicle by the middle of 2020.
The ultimate aim of the project – which has received a total of almost £15m through The government’s Local Growth Fund the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Devolution Deal – is to introduce a fleet of autonomously operated vehicles to the streets of Coventry, which passengers will be able to hop on and off.