100km of autonomous driving completed in Greenwich

By 19th August 2016News

Oxbotica’s Selenium autonomy software has successfully completed 100km of autonomous driving in Greenwich, ahead of GATEway driverless vehicle trials later this year.

The milestone was completed during a visit from Stephen Mullighan MP, South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister, to TRL’s UK Smart Mobility Living Lab @ Greenwich. The visit, which was arranged to enable the South Australian Minister to learn more about UK innovations in connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), saw Mr Mullighan and his supporting delegation welcomed to the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab by Rob Wallis, CEO of TRL, alongside representatives from the UK’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Living Lab partners Royal Borough of Greenwich, Oxbotica and Royal Sun Alliance.

The Minister was given presentations on several UK CAV projects, including GATEway, followed by a live demonstration of Oxbotica’s Selenium autonomy software, which will be used in the GATEway vehicle trials in Greenwich starting later this year. The software successfully navigated a purpose built concept vehicle around the Greenwich Peninsula, with Mr Mullighan and his delegation given a chance to ride on the vehicle.

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Stephen Mullighan, Transport and Infrastructure Minister South Australia commented: “It was fantastic to see such a collection of very credible companies coming together in an open and creative, real-life way. It’s clear the UK is really opening up its markets for such innovative programmes of research and through initiatives like the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab, is encouraging a level of cross sector collaboration that is truly inspirational.”

Rob Wallis, CEO at TRL added “It’s great to see international enthusiasm for the driverless vehicle projects taking place in the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab. The fact that other countries are looking to the UK for guidance demonstrates the pivotal role the UK now plays in this innovative and globally disrupting marketplace.”

Based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London and supported by UK government, the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab @ Greenwich helps organisations bring solutions to market faster by enabling them to be trialled and validated in a real-life environment. Vehicle manufacturers, OEMs and tech organisations like Oxbotica can use the ‘Living Lab’ to assist with research and development, concept testing and validation, launching new technology or services, and understanding how new technology is perceived in a real world environment.

For more information about the UK Smart Mobility Living Lab visit: www.uklivinglab.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

The vehicle shown in the video is a purpose built vehicle called Geni, commissioned by Oxbotica. It is not one of the GATEway vehicles that will be used in the GATEway shuttle trials, starting later this year.