The UK Autodrive programme got underway in November 2015 and is set to run for three years. There will be several major milestones throughout the project, including the start of the vehicle trials – currently scheduled for autumn 2016, following completion of the preparation, safety and development work. In the last year of the programme, autonomous cars and pods will become a regular sight on the streets and pavements of Coventry and Milton Keynes.
Key information and findings from the UK Autodrive programme will be made readily available to the public, both via the media and directly on the UK Autodrive website. In addition, we are planning to hold regular stakeholder workshops in the two host cities as well as distributing a free-subscription online newsletter. UK Autodrive representatives will also be attending and speaking at major conferences and events on connected and autonomous vehicles and related topics.