A hundred members of the public are being given the chance to ride in an autonomous car as part of the conclusion of the Oxbotica demo initiative that has been taking place in Oxford, Birmingham and London.
Working with partners DG Cities, Oxbotica has been surveying confidence and trust in the technology to analyse perception of autonomous vehicle safety. Now they’re opening the car doors to the public.
The project is designed to accelerate the deployment of autonomous vehicle services across the UK by creating a flexible, scalable model that will make the deployment process quicker, easier, and more efficient.
A fleet of six Ford Mondeo vehicles have been deployed during the demonstration to replicate how an autonomous mobility service may operate in an urban environment. The vehicles, integrated with Oxbotica’s world-leading autonomy software platform, are completing a five-mile urban route around Greenwich’s busy streets in South East London, giving partners the opportunity to model the complex and busy network and exposing the vehicle to varied traffic and weather conditions.
Trevor Dorling, MD of DG Cities, said: “The London demonstration concludes the on-road trials phase of Project Endeavour. We are also excited that we are able to offer the public the opportunity to ride in one of the Project Endeavour autonomous vehicles during our trials in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Their feedback will give us valuable insights on how we need to keep adapting both the technology and its deployment in cities in years to come.”
Interested in being one of the 100 guinea pigs? Drop them a line here Contact — Project Endeavour