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Earlier this year, Coventry, UK-based autonomous vehicle specialist Aurrigo launched Auto-Dolly, an autonomous electric transport platform for on-airport work. Available as either a baggage dolly or a cargo dolly able to move pallets or unit load devices (ULDs), Aurrigo believes it offers significant operational benefits alongside much-wanted cost savings Aurrigo claims that the Auto-Dolly could …

Autonomous transport company Aurrigo has begun trials of the Auto-Shuttle, a self-driving bus, today in Cambridge.

Aurrigo begins autonomous shuttle trials on Cambridge roads | Autocar

Autonomous transport company Aurrigo has begun trials of the Auto-Shuttle, a self-driving bus, today in Cambridge. The Auto-Shuttle, which was revealed last year, is able to seat 10 people (when not social distancing) and will drive on roads surrounded by other traffic, including cars, lorries, vans, bikes and pedestrians.

Self-driving electric shuttles capable of carrying up to ten passengers are set to be trialled in Cambridge, England.

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Self-driving electric shuttles capable of carrying up to ten passengers are set to be trialled in Cambridge, England. The vehicles, known as ‘Auto-Shuttles’, will hit the streets alongside regular traffic this month, and can travel at 20mph (32km/h) with a range of 100 miles (161km) between charges.

Aurrigo secures UK first as its Auto-Shuttle takes to the road in Cambridge

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Aurrigo will claim another UK milestone in autonomous technology today when its Auto-Shuttles officially begin trials in Cambridge. 

The company, which has been hugely instrumental in the development of ‘first and last mile’ transport solutions, will become the first firm in the country to undertake testing of a custom-made autonomous vehicle capable of carrying passengers on a main road surrounded by other traffic, including cars, lorries, vans, bikes and pedestrians. 

Able to seat 10 people outside of social distancing restrictions, the three shuttles will take passengers from the Madingley Road Park and Ride site to and around the University of Cambridge’s West Campus. 

The trial is part of an Innovate UK and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)-backed project, led by Aurrigo with Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) and Smart Cambridge all working together to explore how autonomous technology could be used on the public transport network. 

It is anticipated that passengers recruited for the project will be able to use an Aurrigo App that will allow them to be picked-up at a number of locations across the 2-mile route. 

“This is another major milestone in the journey towards making autonomous vehicles a reality on our roads,” explained David Keene, Chief Executive Officer of Aurrigo. 

“We’ve completed successful trials in city centres, in retirement complexes and at major golf tournaments, but this is the first time these vehicles will be sharing the route with everyday traffic. 

“The shuttles, which have been designed and manufactured at our Advanced Engineering Centre in Coventry, will operate the 20-minute journey around the West Cambridge route. They will run autonomously for the majority of the route using our in-house developed Auto-Stack™ driving software and the latest LIDAR and camera technology to identify potential hazards as they move around.” 

He continued: “Our technology will help provide new transport solutions for city centres, shopping and care facilities, airports and heritage sites. The trial in Cambridge is the next step in proving it.” 

Boasting a range of over 120 miles, the Aurrigo Auto-Shuttle™ is the world’s first conventionally driven electric and autonomous purpose-built vehicle, with its lightweight composite frame powered by a 22kW electric motor. 

The striking external design is replicated inside, creating a safe environment for up to 10 people to sit once Covid-19 social distancing is relaxed. This includes space for wheelchair users that can access the vehicle via an automatically deployed ramp. 

Trials in Cambridge had been halted by the pandemic, but with mapping now complete, it will be left to Rachel Maclean, Minister for the Future of Transport, to officially mark the start of public testing by taking the first official journey later today. 

“Self-driving vehicles present a number of opportunities for the UK, from providing safer, greener and more reliable transport services to creating tens of thousands of well-paid and skilled jobs across the nation,” commented Rachel Maclean MP. 

“This project is hugely exciting and is an example of how self-driving vehicles could make it easier for people to travel on the UK’s future public transport network.” 

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The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) and Smart Cambridge-led trials will support research into potential driverless shuttle services to link the city’s other research campuses with the rail stations and Park & Ride sites. 

They will also further explore how smart technology can be used to cut congestion and improve public transport, especially for shift workers, weekend shoppers and revellers. 

Claire Ruskin, Director of Cambridge Network and business representative on the GCP Executive Board, added her support: 

“It is very exciting to see these vehicles working on real roads here as another first in Cambridge. These shuttles could be used on demand all day and night, every day of the year – which is unaffordable with our existing public transport. 

“They are flexible and make good use of resources without needing significant infrastructure. As employment around Cambridge is 24/7 for many organisations – including our hospitals, emergency services, and many of our labs – we have been anticipating this new technology to see how real operation will help people get around.” 

She concluded: “This trial is part of wider plans by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to help the area work sustainably as it continues to deliver world-leading innovation for the UK.” 

For further information, please visit www.aurrigo.com, www.smartcambridge.org or www.greatercambridge.org.uk 

 

 

Aurrigo Autonomous Shuttle trials begin in Cambridge

Autonomous vehicle trials under way in Cambridge

Engineering trials of an autonomous shuttle have started in Cambridge. The first Aurrigo Autonomous Shuttle arrived in the city at the end of October, with a second delivered last week. Following the team’s return to site after lockdown, work has started on engineering trials by mapping the test route from Madingley Road Park & Ride around the University of Cambridge’s West Cambridge campus.

Aurrigo Driverless Shuttle in action
Aurrigo Driverless Shuttle in action

Aurrigo takes off with global launch of new autonomous luggage and cargo transport platform for the aviation sector

Aurrigo takes off with global launch of new autonomous luggage and cargo transport platform for the aviation sector | MTDMFG

A new autonomous luggage and cargo system has been launched that promises to offer a host of operational and financial savings to the aviation sector. Aurrigo, one of the world’s leading autonomous vehicle specialists, has officially unveiled the Auto-DollyÒ, which will give airports the opportunity to move luggage and cargo around indoor and outdoor settings […]

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