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25th January 2023

Darwin to bring second autonomous vehicle to UK in partnership with Auve Tech

Darwin to bring second autonomous vehicle to UK in partnership with Auve Tech

The Darwin Autonomous Shuttle service began in late 2021, making it the longest-running autonomous passenger service in the UK. Throughout the service, the shuttle has been looked after by Darwin’s trained and dedicated safety operators. Darwin’s operators have now expanded their range of expertise by completing their training to operate Iseauto, a self-driving shuttle developed by Auve Tech.

Auve is an Estonian developer of self-driving vehicles, and its shuttles have already been deployed in countries such as Finland and Greece. Its modern, compact autonomous shuttle will be operated alongside the existing Darwin Autonomous Shuttle at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

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17th January 2023

Darwin patents its vehicle communications technology

Darwin patents its vehicle communications technology

Darwin was founded with the goal of combining terrestrial and satellite communications. We’ve made huge strides in the intervening time, and we’re pleased to report a new landmark: we’ve been granted a patent for our vehicle communications technology.

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4th October 2022

Darwin Autonomous Shuttle trialled in Oxford

Darwin Autonomous Shuttle trialled in Oxford

Residents of Oxford may have spotted something unusual this September: a self-driving vehicle on the city’s streets. The Darwin Autonomous Shuttle usually operates at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, but it spent ten days in Oxford to demonstrate how autonomous public transport can coexist with live traffic in a busy city.

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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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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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