One of Coventry’s leading manufacturers will showcase its latest autonomous technology at the Global Investment Summit taking place in London tomorrow.
Aurrigo, which employs 70 people at its Advanced Engineering Centre on the Bilton Industrial Estate, is part of a ‘green dozen’ that have been selected due to their ability to drive the UK’s sustainable future.
The company will have its electric-powered 4-seater ‘Auto-Pod’ and ‘Auto-Dolly’ luggage and cargo solution on display to more than 200 potential investors who are expected to arrive ahead of COP26.
Selection comes just a few weeks after it announced its best-ever month of autonomous sales, with £500,000 of new deals in place with local authorities, universities and other commercial partners.
“Our vehicles are revolutionising the aviation, transport and logistics sectors, helping our customers achieve greener and more sustainable operations,” explained David Keene, CEO of Aurrigo.
“Whether it’s our Auto-Shuttle, Auto-Pod or our aviation first Auto-Dolly, all our autonomous technology is built on electric-powered vehicles, designed and developed by us, which deliver advanced performance and environmental improvements for our customers and their end users.
He continued: “The Global Investment Summit is a perfect platform to promote Aurrigo and our game-changing technologies to the world.”
Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family, the Global Investment Summit will demonstrate Britain’s commitment to green industrial revolution in the UK and abroad ahead of COP26, and promote the UK as a top destination for foreign investment.
Attendees will see the latest cutting-edge innovation that is helping deliver key areas of the Prime Minister’s Ten-Point Plan, helping cement the UK’s position as a science superpower and the world’s number one centre for green technology.
The country’s pioneering work in this space will be vital in helping reduce emissions and limit the rise in global temperatures.
Minister for Investment Gerry Grimstone said: “Our Global Investment Summit will put UK innovation on the map and demonstrate how we can use investment to nurture technological developments and propel our economy towards a more prosperous, exciting future.
“Aurrigo and the other businesses show why the UK is a global hub for green technology – from major advances in tidal turbines and fusion energy, to electric vehicle development and zero emission aircrafts.
“These industries of the future will not only help ensure a cleaner, greener planet but also create high-value jobs across the UK.”
Aurrigo recently supplied its £250,000 fully autonomous and electric Auto-Shuttle as part of ground-breaking passenger trials currently being delivered at the NEC.
Carrying up to eight passengers, the vehicle uses a suite of sensors to understand its surroundings, allowing it to move around safely, interacting with live traffic with little or no operator input.
The testing at the NEC, backed by funds from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), sees it operate autonomously along a 1-mile pre-mapped section of Pendigo Way between Hall 5 and Resorts World and expects to cater for more than 1000 people during the four-week period.
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The UK’s leading authority on autonomous transport has secured a ‘local authority’ first after
it sold an Auto-Shuttle® to Solihull Council.
Aurrigo, which designs, develops and builds a host of autonomous vehicles at its Advanced
Engineering Centre in Coventry, has supplied the £250,000 fully autonomous and electric
shuttle as part of ground-breaking passenger trials currently being delivered at the NEC.
Carrying up to eight passengers, the vehicle uses a suite of sensors to understand its
surroundings, allowing it to move around safely, interacting with live traffic with little or no
The testing at the NEC, backed by funds from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local
Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), sees it operate autonomously along a 1-mile pre-mapped
section of Pendigo Way between Hall 5 and Resorts World and expects to cater for more
than 1000 people during the four-week period.
Once complete, the Auto-Shuttle® could then be used to support other ‘first and last mile’
transport opportunities in and around Solihull, including possibly being used at the
Commonwealth Games 2022.
“This is another important milestone in our journey, with the first Auto-Shuttle® successfully
sold to a local authority in the UK,” explained Miles Garner, Sales & Marketing Director at
“Solihull Council is at the forefront of developing new transport solutions in a bid to leverage
its unique location in the heart of the country and connected autonomous vehicles are seen
as a major priority.”
He continued: “The trials at the NEC have generated significant interest and the
overwhelming reaction from event-goers, workers and the general public has been very
“2021 is set to be our best-ever year with orders coming in from across the UK and overseas
for our Auto-Shuttle®, our 4-seater Auto-Pod® and the autonomous Auto-Dolly® for use in
carrying luggage and cargo around airports.”
Cllr Ken Hawkins, Environment & Infrastructure Portfolio at Solihull Council, added his
support: “Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology has the potential to
revolutionise the way we get around our towns, cities and rural areas as well as transport
goods. This trial is all about looking at how we can practically and safely start to incorporate
autonomous vehicles into our future transport infrastructure.
“Already one of the best-connected destinations in the UK and Europe, the NEC is the
perfect place to trial the Auto-Shuttle®, and look at how it can be used to improve first and
last mile passenger experience.
“Alongside the obvious environmental benefits, this is an excellent example of how smart
technology could be used to cut congestion and improve public transport.
“The results of our trials will provide learning on future mobility services and highway
infrastructure design across all future development sites within Solihull and the wider region,
including integration with the HS2 Interchange and Hub.”
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The £250,000 Aurrigo autonomous electric shuttle sold to Solihull.