Objectives:

First fully integrated autonomous control systems platform for on-demand, insurance-driven, SAE Level 4 operation of a connected autonomous vehicle.

Fleet of autonomous vehicles operating multiple journeys between Oxford and London.

Connected risk management to optimise overall autonomous fleet safety and operation

Secure, distributed data sharing.

Challenges:

Reliable and robust communication across a fleet of autonomous vehicles given bandwidth constraints.

Keeping costs viable without any loss in performance.

Integrating cybersecurity, insurance and data sharing into one system.

Target Outcomes:

Deploy a fleet of autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in multiple end-to-end journeys between Ox=ford and London.

Deliver a robust and secure system build with insurance-in-the-loop, and allowing distributed data sharing.

Milestones:

July 2017 – Project initiation

August 2017 – Finalised OS platform design

January 2018 – Completion of V2X development

June 2018 – Vehicle commissioning complete

March 2019 – Trial planning complete

June 2019 – Finalised connected risk approach

June 2019 – Completion of data gathering

June 2019 – Completion of vehicle trials

October 2019 – Finalised L20L4 Selenium development

November 2019 – Final trial complete

December 2019 – Project completion

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