Autonomous trial underway in Cambridge

As lockdown eases, a trial of autonomous pods can get underway at last in Cambridge, with two vehicles now beginning operations in the city.

The Cambridge Independent reports that Aurrigo engineers are mapping the test route from Madingley Road Park & Ride around the University of Cambridge’s West Cambridge campus. Selected passengers will be invited on board next month.

The trial is part of a government-funded project led by Smart Cambridge, a workstream of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, and engineering firm Aurrigo Driverless Technology. It is designed to look at how autonomous technology could be used on the public transport network.

The report adds that if successful, the GCP will have evidence to consider when planning future transport schemes – which may mean self-driving vehicles could be rolled out elsewhere around Greater Cambridge in the future.

(Picture – Aurrigo)


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