UK pod trials to test public acceptance of driverless vehicles

In the latest phase of a world-leading driverless car study autonomous pods begin operating along a 2km route around the Greenwich Peninsula in south- east London.   Developed through the so-called GATEway Project (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment), the vehicles will use advanced sensors and autonomy software to detect and avoid obstacles whilst carrying members of the public participating in the study. The initiative, which is led by TRL and funded by government and industry, aims to demonstrate the use of automated vehicles for ‘last mile’ mobility, seamlessly connecting existing transport hubs with residential and commercial areas using a zero emission, low noise transport system. Research findings from the project will guide the wider roll out of auto

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