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AI-powered anti-skid system has mettle tested on Guildford Ice Rink

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Credit: University of Surrey
30 November 2023
Credit: University of Surrey

A Guildford ice rink looked more like the Daytona Speedway this week as researchers from the University of Surrey used the Guildford Spectrum to test a new anti-skidding feature with their autonomous car. 

Research was carried out over a 90 minute test, which was a huge success – gathering more data than the researchers expected.  

The team is using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a unique way of preventing skidding in icy or wet conditions. The system senses when one of the wheels is spinning too quickly and adjusts the power to that wheel accordingly.  

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The technology was tested on the University’s ZEBRA car – which stands for Zero Emission test Bed for Research on Autonomous driving. By using its driverless function, the researchers were able to more accurately control the vehicle’s acceleration, enabling more precise, consistent tests.  

Carmine Caponio, a researcher in automotive engineering at the University of Surrey, said:  “We were delighted with what we were able to achieve in under two hours on the ice. Our system appeared to work very well, and we must now analyse our data and prepare for further tests.  

“It is highly unusual to be able to test technology on ice like this outside of large industrial companies – so to have a facility like the Spectrum available to us is a real privilege, and we are enormously grateful to its staff for making us feel so welcome.” 

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Tom Kilkelly started working as a freelance journalist for The Business Magazine following his graduation from UCL in 2022.

During his studies Tom became very interested in the works of Irish authors including Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan).

His current role as a freelance business reporter is his first exposure to the world of business journalism. Working at TBM has given Tom the chance to really get to grips with the goings-on in the business hive that is the South East.

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