Solihull Council has become the first local authority in the UK to purchase a fully electric autonomous shuttle and begin passenger trials.
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Mark Cracknell, Head of Technology at Zenzic, assesses the state of play in the UK’s connected and autonomous mobility (CAM) market and expresses optimism that 2021 could be a year filled with progress for the sector.
With this new guidance, Zenzic and Aurrigo hope to lay the foundations for the development of an industry-wide set of official design guidelines to cater for the needs of vulnerable users in the creation of shared use self-driving vehicles.
Jesse Norman, Future of Mobility Minister, has stated that new transport technology must consider older people and those with mobility issues.
Via has been focused on building solutions that will enable AVs to function in real-world situations as part of optimised, shared transportation systems.