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About Us

Oxbotica was founded in 2014 by Oxford professors, Paul Newman and Ingmar Posner. Since then, we have grown from a start-up through to one of the world’s leading autonomous driving software companies. We build software for real-world application, drawing on principles of physics, robotics, maths, AI and a dedicated team to perfect our technology.

Our autonomous vehicle software is deployed across multiple sectors, bringing the benefits of autonomy to businesses globally. We’re working to build an eco-system that supports the adoption of autonomous vehicles, building partnerships to accelerate the deployment of Universal Autonomy.

What We Do

Oxbotica Timeline

  1. 2014

    Founded by Oxford University professors Paul Newman & Ingmar Posner

  2. 2015

    Named by Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 10 tech companies to watch

  3. 2016

    Launch of Selenium & Caesium, autonomous software

    Frost & Sullivan Award, Technology Leadership for Autonomous Driving Software

    First company to test self-driving vehicle in public in the UK

  4. 2017

    Launch of Oxbotica software in Greenwich GATEway shuttle project

    Partnership with Ocado to run an autonomous delivery service in London

    Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award

    Frost & Sullivan Award, Autonomous Driving Software Industry - Europe

    Launch of the DRIVEN consortium

    Barclays award for innovation

  5. 2018

    Driverless shuttle trials at Gatwick Airport

    Driverless CargoPod trials at Heathrow

    Oxbotica raise £14m in first funding round

    Partnership with Addison Lee announced

    Oxbotica & Addison Lee complete 3D street mapping in Canary Wharf

    Mapping of Hounslow for Level 4 Autonomy with DRIVEN consortium

  6. 2019

    Universal Autonomy launched

    Ozgur Tohumcu announced as CEO

    Paul Newman wins the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

  7. 2019

    Completion of DRIVEN, a first of its kind autonomous vehicle fleet trial on the streets of London

    Collaboration agreement with ZF to create autonomous driving solution

  8. 2020

    Partnership with Navtech on the joint development of an integrated radar-based navigation & perception system

    Partnership with Cisco to solve autonomous vehicle data challenge with pioneering OpenRoaming platform

    Partnership with Wenco to develop first-ever Open Autonomy solution for mining industry

Our Executive Team

  • Ozgur Tohumcu

    Ozgur Tohumcu


  • Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Founder & CTO

  • Clive Scrivener

    Clive Scrivener


  • Graeme Smith

    Graeme Smith

    Senior VP of External Affairs

  • Marta Ostroumoff

    Marta Ostroumoff

    Financial Director

  • Richard Jinks

    Richard Jinks

    VP of Commercial

  • Ben Upcroft

    Ben Upcroft

    VP of Technology

We are powered by our people.

At Oxbotica we take great pride in our team. We are creating a space where everyone is welcome, heard, and celebrated for their strengths. We’re driven by challenge and a commitment to make our employees experience as dynamic and rewarding as we can.