The first driverless cars approved for London will hit the city’s streets in July after the consortium behind the GATEway Project (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) was selected to test driverless vehicles in the city.
We hear the driverless cars will be similar to the autonomous shuttles in use at Heathrow Airport and the pods will be adapted for use on public roads.
The £8m GATEway Project was selected by Innovate UK to demonstrate through various public tests the value of self-driving cars to the public, industry and media.
These will include various public tests of fully automated passenger shuttle transport systems and autonomous valet parking for adapted cars.
The £8 million GATEway project will see three trials of different types of zero emission automated vehicles within an innovative, technology-agnostic testing environment set in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.