Vehicle software company Oxbotica is the first business to move into Culham Science Centre’s (Abingdon, UK) connected and autonomous vehicle building.
Oxbotica has signed a 10-year lease for one of Pit Lane’s bespoke workspaces with offices above to provide engineers with the opportunity to work on vehicles in the garage while analyzing the huge quantities of data generated.
The software company has already formed a strategic alliance with Culham Science Centre’s owner, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, having worked together on the DRIVEN consortium to use the site’s 10km of private road networks to test autonomous passenger vehicles.
Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO of Oxbotica said, “Working on-road, off-road, down mines, in warehouses, around runways and across the world, we strongly believe that the world will be transformed beyond recognition by autonomous vehicles, and we are confident that our Universal Autonomy software is engineered to drive this change – working to make roads safer, environments cleaner, industries more efficient and the world that little bit more accessible.”
Lizzie Wells, facilities manager of Oxbotica added: “We first set up a workshop at the Culham Science Centre back in 2016 and over the years have benefited greatly from the innovative culture of the site and private road network access for both our on-road and off-road trials. It was therefore important for us to maintain access to these benefits as we began looking for larger premises, and the new Pit Lane offices offered us just that.”