UK’s first driverless car trial in Milton Keynes

This short of the Lutz Pathfinder autonomous vehicle was versioned for social media platforms. We spent all day with the world’s media outside Milton Keynes Central Station to get our slot but it was well worth it. Unlike other systems, the Pathfinder is not dependent on GPS but instead uses a combination cameras and lasers to […]

This short of the Lutz Pathfinder autonomous vehicle was versioned for social media platforms. We spent all day with the world’s media outside Milton Keynes Central Station to get our slot but it was well worth it.

Look no hands! The Pathfinder started life as a humble Renault Twizy.

Look no hands! The Pathfinder started life as a humble Renault Twizy.

Unlike other systems, the Pathfinder is not dependent on GPS but instead uses a combination cameras and lasers to find its way and negotiate obstacles.  The software has been developed by Paul Newman (Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford) who EPSRC have funded for more than ten years. A good example of how long term funding pays back with world leading innovation for the UK.

The Patherfinder was tested on a 1km route in Milton Keynes.

The Patherfinder was tested on a 1km route in Milton Keynes.