AECOM Launches £4.2 Million Driverless Car Trial

American multinational engineering giant AECOM is leading a consortium to explore ways autonomous vehicles can be used in the public space. The company, along with 20 partner organizations, has secured more than £4.2 million of funding from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), a joint policy unit formed by two government bodies, the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  The project involves the design, development and testing of new driverless, connected pods, culminating in trials at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.