Self-driving vehicles equipped with Oxford-developed autonomy software have been tested successfully in public for the first time in the UK. The demonstration in Milton Keynes was coordinated by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) and marked the conclusion of the LUTZ Pathfinder project, which has been running for the past 18 months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doLUXzQ1OeA
We are really looking forward to delivery of the first LUTZ Pod. After initial delivery to us in late 2015, it went back to RDM in Jan 2016 for some design, software and manufacturing fixes. Delivery of a working base vehicle will be a great milestone in this project, which is a collaboration between MRG, RDM, who make the base [...]
A ground-breaking research programme which will trial three self-driving vehicles on pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes has won this year’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Automotive Award for Innovation. The LUTZ Pathfinder project saw off competition from four other shortlisted contenders to pick up the prestigious trophy at the 99th SMMT Annual Dinner. [...]
The LUTZ project will see Pods deployed in the streets of Milton Keynes in 2016 running the complete autonomy system we refer to as "Selenium."