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Aurrigo International PLC
19 September 2023
 

19 September 2023

 

Aurrigo International plc

 

EU grant for Auto-Shuttle participation in driverless public transport initiative

 

Key role in EIT-funded Living Lab for Autonomous Public Transport Project

 

Aurrigo International plc (AIM: AURR, the "Company" or "Aurrigo"), a leading international provider of transport technology solutions, has been awarded a €275,820 grant from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for its participation in the Living Lab for Autonomous Public Transport Project ("LivingLAPT").

 

The project will see Aurrigo's Auto-Shuttle autonomous passenger transport vehicle running in Prague, Brno and Milton Keynes, initially with a safety driver on board, while transitioning towards the goal of remote supervision. The Aurrigo Auto-Shuttles will be deployed from 19 September.

 

University College London is the academic partner for this project which aims to build trust in autonomous driving, through a robust international safety framework as well as promoting user acceptance, in close collaboration with citizens, cities, transport operators, industry, and policy makers.

 

By working with multiple cities across two countries, the participants will gain a varied experience from different street layouts, road conditions and public attitudes to autonomous technology. It will also examine potential integration with trip planning applications used in those cities.

 

David Keene, CEO of Aurrigo, commented:

 

"This project is an exciting opportunity to bring autonomous public transport to European cities. Testing Auto-Shuttle's capabilities in challenging environments such as the cobbled streets of Prague will be a great demonstration of the capabilities of our autonomous technology."

 

Bani Anvari, Professor of Intelligent Mobility at University College London, added:

 

"Driverless shuttle vehicles have great potential for reducing emissions and improving road safety within our cities, and we need to build a regulatory and safety framework for their operation. The LivingLAPT project will be important to build trust and acceptance of these new technologies to help overcome the current barriers to adoption."

 

Enquiries:


Aurrigo International plc

David Keene, Chief Executive Officer

Ian Grubb, Chief Financial Officer 

 

+44 (0)2476 635818

 

Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser and Sole Broker)

Phil Davies, Rick Thompson, Jalini Kalaravy

+44 (0)20 7496 3000

 

 


Instinctif Partners (Financial Communications)

Rozi Morris, Tim McCall, Isadora Pegler

+44 (0)20 7457 2020

aurrigo@instinctif.com

 

About Aurrigo

Aurrigo is a leading international provider of transport technology solutions. Headquartered in Coventry, UK, it designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies autonomous vehicles and OEM products to the automotive and transport industries, particularly focusing on aviation. It is highly regarded as a specialist in autonomous and semi-autonomous technology solutions for the aviation, ground handling and cargo industries. Aurrigo has developed six types of autonomous vehicle to date, which can be utilised to reduce costs, resolve operational issues and tackle labour shortages, whilst also improving sustainability. Aurrigo has three divisions, Automotive Technology, Autonomous Technology and Aviation Technology. For more information, see www.aurrigo.com

 

About EIT

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is Europe's largest innovation network, strengthening innovation since 2008.

 

Its mission is to create jobs and deliver sustainable and smart growth. It is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

 

The EIT is a unique body in that its method for driving innovation involves bringing together organisations across business, education and research. The goal of these partnerships is to find and commercialise solutions to pressing global challenges. For each global challenge, there is an ecosystem of partnerships called Knowledge and Innovation Communities.

 

To face these global challenges, our community of partners offers a wide range of education courses, business creation and acceleration services and innovation-drive research projects.

www.eit.europe.eu

 

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