Autonomous Transport Pods begin UK public trials

Driverless, autonomous transport pods that use radar and sensors to navigate crowded areas, begin UK public trials.

The Capri consortium’s driverless pods will be transporting members of the public adjacent to The Mall, enabling them to experience connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and understand how they might operate in the future.

This trial at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, will run between the 20th and 26th of January. Shoppers will be given the opportunity to experience autonomous vehicles and learn more about the technology that has been used.

The aim of Capri is to build passenger, regulatory and market trust in autonomous pods as a practical, safe and affordable way to travel. Capri is a pilot project that includes the design, development and testing of connected and autonomous pods, culminating in on-road public trials at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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source Capri Mobility