Autonomous Vehicle Project Reaches Landmark With First Public Demonstration

Driven, a group researching autonomous vehicles, launched its first public demonstration involving two cars driving on their own at its headquarters at the Culham Science Centre in Abingdon. The two vehicles used their cameras, computers and sensors to navigate the track which included basic traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.

The Driven group is comprised of a number of companies, including XL Catlin, who is developing a risk assessment tool that will enable the users of autonomous vehicles to make decisions about what level of autonomy and speed is appropriate for what driving conditions, and a new insurance plan for these vehicles.

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