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28th June 2022

‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ children’s book launches at Harwell

‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ children’s book launches at Harwell

On Tuesday 7 June, our children’s picture book ‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ had its official launch at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus!

The book was created by a mother-and-daughter team: Darwin’s Harriet Evans wrote the story, and her mum, Alison Evans, illustrated it by hand. For the launch, the Darwin team visited the on-campus Bright Horizons and Little Stars nurseries, where Harriet and Alison read to the children.

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1st June 2022

‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’, a children’s book about self-driving vehicles, is out now

‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’, a children’s book about self-driving vehicles, is out now

A new children’s picture book puts a fresh spin on Thomas the Tank Engine and brings it up to date with the modern age.

‘Darwin the Shuttle Runs Away’ (published by Darwin Innovation) is inspired by a real-life autonomous shuttle bus recently launched by Darwin Innovation Group, a hi-tech company based in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

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20th May 2022

Darwin: innovation in the use of 5G for connected mobility services

Darwin: innovation in the use of 5G for connected mobility services

Rodrigo Barreto, Darwin’s lead architect, has written this overview of Darwin’s inspiration, achievements and plans for the future.

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12th April 2022

What’s it like to operate an autonomous passenger vehicle?

What’s it like to operate an autonomous passenger vehicle?

It can seem strange to talk about ‘operating’ an autonomous vehicle; after all, autonomous vehicles operate themselves. At the moment, though, UK law requires a safety driver or operator to be present for any autonomous vehicle trial. The operator can be inside the vehicle or monitoring it from elsewhere, but they must be ready to take control of the vehicle at any point if necessary.

Paul Proteasa and Peter Antal have been serving as safety operators aboard the Darwin Autonomous Shuttle, an autonomous public transport service supported by ESA, for several months now. We spoke to them about what it’s like to operate the shuttle, and how it differs from their past experience with driving buses.

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25th January 2022

Darwin and Telefónica meet the mayor to propose autonomous transport in Málaga

Darwin and Telefónica meet the mayor to propose autonomous transport in Málaga

In December 2021, Darwin opened a Spanish office at the Technology Park of Andalusia, also known as Málaga TechPark. We’re delighted to have a presence at a powerfully innovative technology park in such a beautiful location.

In the same month, we had the honour of meeting Francisco de la Torre, the mayor of Málaga. Our co-founder, Daniela, visited Andalusia to speak to the mayor about establishing an autonomous passenger service in Málaga.

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