London’s first fully driverless cars have been delivered.
The automated pods are set to be adapted from the shuttles that currently run up and down tracks at Heathrow, driving out on the real streets of Greenwich later this summer.
Three British companies, Westfield Sportscars, Heathrow Enterprises and Oxbotica, have joined the GATEway project consortium to develop the pods using 100% British engineering and technology.
The $12 million GATEway project (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) has seen autonomous pods shuttle 1.5 million passengers over 3 million kilometres at the UK’s biggest and busiest airport for almost five years. It’s funded jointly by Innovate UK and industry.
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