Aurrigo signs UK local authority contract for its Auto-Shuttle technology

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Aurrigo, which designs, develops and builds a host of autonomous vehicles at its Advanced Engineering Centre in Coventry, UK, has supplied a £250,000 (US$339,000) fully autonomous and electric shuttle to Solihull council, as part of a passenger trials currently being delivered at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre).

Carrying up to eight passengers, the vehicle uses a suite of sensors to understand its surroundings, allowing it to move around safely and interact with with live traffic with little or no operator input.

Testing at the NEC will see the vehicle operate autonomously along a one-mile pre-mapped section of Pendigo Way between the center’s Hall 5 and the Resorts World commerce area, and it is expected to cater for more than 1,000 people during the four-week test period.

Once complete, Aurrigo suggests that the Auto-Shuttle could then be used to support other first- and last-mile transportation opportunities in and around Solihull, including possibly being used at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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