VENTURER

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Project manager Matthew Cockburn
Venturer is a three-year £5.0 million project to develop Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) technologies and investigate the legal and social aspects of their adoption.
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July 2015 to June 2018

Venturer will:

  • Develop the sensing and decision-making technology required to allow highly autonomous vehicles to understand real world scenarios
  • Create a virtual Bristol in a simulator so that the decision making software can be tested thoroughly in a wide range of scenarios
  • Run a trial of a driverless pod in low speed campus type environments
  • Gain understanding of the legal and insurance implications of this type of technology
  • Manage a series of very careful trials of the technology in environments that match the maturity of the technology
  • Carry out wide ranging academic research into the public perceptions of driverless vehicles
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