A driverless vehicle trial at a college campus in Inverness is being planned for the summer, as part of a wider European project helping cities plan their strategies.
The HITRANS regional transport partnership was planning to trial a shuttle between the new railway station at Inverness airport, the terminal and nearby the nearby hamlet of Tornagrain, but project timelines mean that no longer is viable.
HITRANS is now working on an alternative at Inverness Campus, with plans to test out technology earlier in Orkney.
The PAV – Planning for Autonomous Vehicles – project is working on spatial planning for autonomous vehicles, with they say is urgent as cities plan redevelopments for transport infrastructure for decades ahead.
HITRANS says progress has been delayed due to Covid-19, but pilot projects are expected to pick up later this year.
(Picture – European Union, Regional Development Fund)