22nd November 2018

Oxbotica-powered consortium wins Government funding to launch self-driving passenger services in London by 2021

Oxbotica is delighted to announce its winning bid for the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 4 (CAV4) competition in partnership with consortium members Addison Lee, Immense, Nominet, TRL and DG Cities.

The consortium, led by Addison Lee, has won £15 million to introduce 15 autonomous vehicles in the capital from 2021, designed to support areas which are poorly served by existing public transport. The service will be app-based, on demand and based on ride-sharing. The vehicles will be low-emission, designed with the pedestrian in mind and priced at a level to generate demand without impacting other public transport.

With its end-to-end service management and experience of completing 25 000 journeys a day in London, Addison Lee will provide the service wrapper for the project. As the UK’s leading self-driving vehicle software company, Oxbotica’s technology will underpin the consortium.

DG Cities will provide the urban blue print for the scheme, while Immense Simulations will take the data from the pilot and model impact on other London boroughs and UK cities. Nominet will provide cyber-security expertise to the platform.

Work on the project will begin immediately.