Oxbotica and AppliedEV collaborate to develop fully autonomous, electric vehicle

Oxbotica and AppliedEV have announced a collaboration to develop a fully autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle capable of being deployed in a wide range of environments for a variety of commercial applications. The project will see Oxbotica integrate its world-leading autonomous vehicle software with AppliedEV’s programmable and configurable EV platform. The vehicle will be driverless, marking […]

TRL and Oxbotica working on off-road autonomous framework

Oxbotica and TRL have piloted the use of the first Code of Practice for the safe and cost-effective deployment of autonomous vehicles in unstructured off-highway environments, with a live trial conducted in a quarry using a number of off-road vehicles. The Innovate UK-funded consortium has developed and demonstrated capabilities to adapt and retrofit autonomy, using robust low-cost sensors, […]

Oxbotica and Navtech launch radar-based localisation system

Driverless vehicle developer Oxbotica and radar developer Navtech have launched what they say is the world’s first all-weather radar localisation solution for industrial autonomous vehicles, typically accurate to less than 10cm on any vehicle, in any environment. Combining Navtech’s patented FMCW radar sensor and Oxbotica’s autonomy software platform, Terran360 is an entirely new offering to […]

Navtech and Oxbotica launch radar solution

Radar manufacturer Navtech Radar and autonomous vehicle software developers Oxbotica have announced an event to launch their radar localised solution for Connected and Automated Vehicles. They say the new product will unlock the full potential of automation with “never-seen-before pinpoint-accurate localisation, everywhere, every time”, delivering accurate localisation for autonomous vehicles in all conditions, everywhere. The companies […]

Ocado takes £10m stake in Oxbotica

Grocery delivery business Ocado is investing £10 million in a commercial partnership with Oxford-based driverless vehicle technology company Oxbotica. The companies will collaborate on hardware and software interfaces for autonomous vehicles, which they say will enhance and integrate Oxbotica’s autonomy software platform into a variety of vehicles. The use cases range from vehicles that operate […]

Imperial highlights research “bringing self driving deployment closer”

Researchers at Imperial College London say they have simulated self-driving fleet impacts using real-world data, providing suggestions for their optimal deployment in cities. They say their simulations show the potential of fleets of autonomous vehicles (AV) on congestion, emissions, public transport and ride-sharing services. The Imperial team analysed tens of thousands of possible deployment scenarios […]

bp and Oxbotica complete industry-first autonomous vehicle trial at German refinery

The energy company bp has successfully completed an autonomous vehicle trial at its Lingen refinery in Germany, working with Oxford-based autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica. They say the trial was a world-first in the energy sector and the latest addition to the bp ventures technology portfolio. During the trial the vehicle travelled over 180km fully autonomously, safely […]

CAV developer admits driverless cars may never happen

The leader of a major driverless car trial says fully self-driving cars may be 10-15 years away from being a regular sight on British roads, or may never happen at all. The magazine Fleet News quotes Graeme Smith, Senior Vice President of Oxbotica and consortium leader for Project Endeavour as saying, “When most people think […]

Oxbotica secures $47m to fund global autonomous software deployment

Oxford-based autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica has completed a $47 million (£35.5 million) investment round to accelerate the commercial deployment of its autonomy software platform. It says the funding, secured by working with partners across the globe led by bp ventures, is an endorsement of its “go-to-market strategy, deploying its autonomy software in industrial use […]

Autonomous vehicles to be ready 2025-2030, says Volkswagen CEO

The Chief Executive of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess has said he expects autonomous vehicles to be ready for market between 2025 and 2030. In an interview with the German weekly Wirtschaftswoche, Mr Diess said the improving performance of technology in self-driving cars and AI is speeding up the process. “It is foreseeable that the systems will […]


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