Autodrive UK Car Trials
Autodrive has successfully concluded the world’s first multiple driverless car trial.
13:37 11 October 2018
Autodrive, a consortium of UK automotive players, has just announced the successful completion of its driverless car trial involving multiple vehicles -- a world’s first. The £20million project, which has been noted to push the limits of driverless technology, aims to prepare the UK for autonomous cars and establish it as a world leader in the arena.
Partners in the UK Autodrive consortium include Arup, Milton Keynes Council, Coventry City Council, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, RDM Group, HORIBA-MIRA, AXA, Gowling WLG, Thales, Transport Systems Catapult, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and the Open University.
Jesse Norman, Future of Mobility Minister, said: “The move to automated cars, vans and trucks could bring huge benefits to people across the UK. And with the global market for CAV technologies expected to be worth over £900bn by 2035, it presents huge potential economic opportunities as well.”
“The government is leading the way, with significant investment, and new regulations designed to balance innovation with safety.”
“This country is in the early stages of an exciting and profound change. UK Autodrive is one of the organisations helping to put us at the forefront of that change.”
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