Self-driving vehicles are being trialed in public for the first time in Britain. The landmark trial, which is being carried out by Transport Systems Catapult as part of the LUTZ Pathfinder project, is taking place around Milton Keynes’ train station and business district.
The vehicles operate entirely without human control, using data from cameras and lidars (a type of radar) to navigate their way around pedestrian areas.
The technology was originally developed by Oxbotica at Oxford University and has taken 18 months to complete.
A pod, like a small two-seater car, developed by a company spun out from Oxford University during testing in Milton Keynes. The government is encouraging companies to develop and test their autonomous driving technologies