£1.3m for UK driverless trials

Local Authorities and regional transport operators will study how self-driving vehicle technology can improve local transport in remote, rural, and urban areas, as they are awarded a share of £1.3 million in joint UK government and industry funding to study the feasibility of self-driving mass transit solutions across the UK. Six projects will study how […]

City Science awarded funding to explore Automated Vehicle technology on mass transit systems in Hertfordshire

Decarbonisation-focussed engineering company City Science has been awarded funding as part of CCAV’s Connected and Automated Mobility programme to investigate a segregated Mass Transit system in Hertfordshire. The project, Dedicated Driverless Spaces for Integrated Mass Transit, will be part of the Hertfordshire Essex Rapid Transit (HERT) initiative, which aims to create a sustainable passenger transport […]

High street retailer wilko invests in autonomous delivery company StreetDrone

High street retailer wilko has announced a major investment in the UK’s leading autonomous delivery company, StreetDrone. The £3 million investment will give the retailer a significant interest in the company, putting it at the forefront of investments in retail technology in the fast-growing autonomous vehicles industry. The investment, which is part of a wider […]

5G project works to make CAV logistics “commercially viable”

A new proof of concept project to deliver 5G-enabled connected and automated logistics could make driverless freight vehicles “a real commercially viable proposition,” according to one of the founders of a project partner. Mike Preston, co-founder of StreetDrone, was commenting on a new government funded logistics project he’s working on with partners including Sunderland City […]

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