‘Groundbreaking’ Driverless Car Trial to Trial Vehicles Between Oxford and London

Driverless cars are set to make ‘groundbreaking’ journeys between Oxford and London in just two years’ time. It will be the culmination of a 30-month programme, which Summertown-based Oxbotica today said was the most complex trial of autonomous vehicles ever undertaken. The cars will travel in both urban areas and on motorways, with closed-road demonstrations starting in Oxford from early next year. The consortium behind the project – DRIVEN – is being led by Oxbotica, based in Mayfield Road. It will aim to address key practical issues such as how a fleet of driverless vehicles should communicate with each other, the possible cyber security threats that poses and how they should be insured.