Cambridge is on track to be the first city in the UK to have a ground-breaking autonomous shuttle service as part of its public transport network, after a successful bid for £3.2milllion of Government funding to develop trial vehicles.

Smart Cambridge and the Greater Cambridge Partnership have secured the multi-million grant from the Centre of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), delivered by Innovate UK, the Government’s innovation agency.

The successful bid came as a result of pioneering feasibility studies commissioned and funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership working with the University of Cambridge, as part of the GCP’s mission to find innovative solutions to improve the area’s transport networks.
The autonomous vehicles will be developed by Coventry-based engineering firm Aurrigo, the autonomous vehicle division of RDM Group, which, at the GCP and Smart Cambridge’s invitation, ran a trial autonomous two-seater ‘pod’ in Cambridge last year.

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