New project aims to work out how autonomous car tech can make cities better

A new research project is looking to see how the very latest autonomous vehicle technology can be incorporated into city environments.

ServCity is being funded by the government’s Intelligent Mobility fund, which is then delivered by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

Backed by five partners – Nissan, the Connected Places Catapult, TRL, Hitachi and the University of Nottingham – the project will look at how autonomous vehicles can be best used in cities throughout the UK…

It looks to build on the experience gained from the recent HumanDrive project, which saw autonomous vehicles tested on country lanes where road markings are seldom used.

A lack of any real marking on the road is one of the key challenges for autonomous vehicles, which often use these to plot their path forward.

ServCity will follow a similar path, albeit in cities rather than rural areas.