The evolution of autonomous driving technology got a boost this week thanks to The Floow’s involvement in MOVE_UK, a consortium of several organisations who are united on a mission to consider a future where driverless vehicles are a reality.
Sam Chapman, founder and CIO of The Floow took part in a press event where we unveiled the results of phase 1 of the MOVE_UK project, alongside partners from Direct Line Group, Jaguar Land Rover, TRL, Bosch and London Borough of Greenwich.
Journalists were invited to drive a fleet of cars fitted out with telematics equipment, and we were able to monitor and score their driver behaviour. It’s journeys like these that are helping the MOVE_UK project understand how autonomous vehicles will need to be built and operated in the future via a process of connected validation.
MOVE_UK is a three year project, which started on last summer, and is primarily focussed on reducing the timescale and cost of validating Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The project involves the live trial of vehicles fitted with ADS in real world conditions on the roads of Greenwich, London. MOVE_UK is jointly funded by the UK government and industry. Government funding comes from the UK government’s £100m Intelligent Mobility fund, which is administered by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and delivered by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.
Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has validated the importance of the project: “Low carbon and self-driving vehicles are the future and the UK is determined to be one of the leaders in this technological revolution. Government investment, through our Intelligent Mobility Fund, in the MOVE_UK programme is helping deliver this pioneering research into the ‘real world’ application of this technology.”
More information about the project can be found here http://www.move-uk.com/news.
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