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Aurrigo, the autonomous vehicle division of RDM Group, is working with Milton Keynes Council to test out a new first/last mile transport solution for local people, shoppers and visitors to the town.

Up to 40 pods – that can travel up to 15 miles per hour and will last up to 60 miles off one charge – will operate in the town centre from Central Station to Campbell Park and Silbury Boulevard to Avebury Boulevard.

UK Autodrive, which is funded by Innovate UK, is an ambitious three-year project that is trialling the use of connected and self-driving vehicles on the streets of Milton Keynes and Coventry.

We will have self-driving cars, delivery robots and Pods. The demonstrations are designed to test and evaluate the technology for its suitability, not least around safety, so the trials will be closely managed. It’s very exciting as we could be on the cusp of what might be a revolution in transport with the potential to provide increased mobility for all.

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