A driverless delivery vehicle which can travel at road speeds has been approved for trial in Britain.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has approved Kar-go’s design and agreed it is roadworthy, has appropriate insurance and a driver or operator – in or out of the vehicle – able to resume control if required.
The trials will now begin with a safety driver on board just in case, while the agree of autonomy is increased.
Kargo’s design, which was showcased at Transport Scotland’s CAV Scotland event in November 1999 in Glasgow, is a lightweight electric vehicle invented by the Academy of Robotics.
William Sachiti, Founder and CEO of Academy of Robotics, the team behind Kar-go commented, “We believe that all other autonomous vehicle trials on UK roads have been carried out in modified versions of previously approved vehicle types. So, Kar-go Delivery Bot will be the first vehicle designed for autonomous delivery to have been approved by the DVSA.”
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