Aurrigo International, a Coventry-based company, is set to deploy its autonomous transport technology in mainland Europe for the first time as part of a funded city trial. The company’s Auto-Shuttle vehicle will be operating on the streets of Prague as part of the €275,820 EU-funded Living Lab for Autonomous Public Transport Project (LivingLAPT). Led by University College London (UCL), the project brings together industry, municipalities, and operators to test autonomous vehicles with a safety driver on board. The ultimate goal is to move towards the use of remote supervisor monitoring.
The project will begin in Prague and will also extend to Brno and Milton Keynes. Aurrigo International’s CEO, David Keene, expresses his excitement about working with such prestigious partners and emphasizes the importance of testing in multiple cities. The Auto-Shuttle vehicle is suited for the project as Aurrigo creates both the vehicle and the autonomous driving technology in-house, ensuring seamless integration.
Funded by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), the project aims to build trust in autonomous driving by developing a transnational safety framework and promoting user acceptance and collaboration between citizens, cities, operators, academia, industry, and policymakers. Bani Anvari, professor of intelligent mobility at UCL, highlights the potential of driverless shuttles in addressing challenges faced by cities, such as reducing emissions and improving safety and mobility. The LivingLAPT project aims to deliver sustainable driverless shuttle and logistics services across European cities by gradually phasing out the need for safety drivers and transitioning to remote operators.
This deployment of Aurrigo International’s autonomous technology in Prague marks an important step towards the widespread adoption of autonomous public transport in Europe.
Source: This content is based on an article from Future IoT
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