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The UK self-driving vehicles startups on cusp of transport revolution

14 April 2021

Akansha Srivastava writes for UKtech.

''At the CES technology conference in January 2021, Transport Minister Rachel Maclean outlined that the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) market in the UK could be worth £41.7 billion by 2035.

These developments could, in turn, create nearly 40,000 skilled jobs in the CAV technology area. Simultaneously, the Britain government has already invested £200 million into CAV research and development, helping British startups develop their tech for use both in the UK and internationally.

CAV technologies have the potential to revolutionise transport. Designed in the right way, a system of connected autonomous vehicles could make the transport network more accessible, safer, more efficient and better for the environment. 

Several government-backed CAV trials have also successfully demonstrated world-leading capabilities in recent years, such as the Streetwise project in London in 2019, which saw self-driving vehicles carrying commuters to and from work. With that in mind, this artilce takes a look at the most ambitious startups in the UK, all set to hit the roads with their greener and robust technologies including:

  • Five
  • Oxbotica
  • StreetDrone
  • Wayve
  • Flourish
  • Zenzic.''

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