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19th October 2021

How does LiDAR work?

How does LiDAR work?

We talk a lot about autonomous vehicles at Darwin; they’re a fascinating subject, after all. In our posts about autonomy levels and autonomous convoys, though, we haven’t addressed one of the most interesting autonomy questions: how do autonomous vehicles work?

This is a broad topic, so it makes sense to take it one step at a time. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about LiDAR sensors, and how self-driving cars use them to make sense of their surroundings.

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5th October 2021

Blue Peter and the Science Minister on the Darwin Autonomous Shuttle

Blue Peter and the Science Minister on the Darwin Autonomous Shuttle

We had some special guests on the Darwin Autonomous Shuttle last week! It was a pleasure to welcome Blue Peter and the UK’s new science minister to Harwell Science and Innovation Campus on 27 September.

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21st September 2021

Autonomous convoys: the future of the road?

Autonomous convoys: the future of the road?

We’ve touched on the subject of autonomous vehicle convoys a couple of times in previous articles. Convoying is a broad topic that’s brimming with possibility, though, so it’s worth taking a more in-depth look at it. In today’s post, we’re talking about the possibilities of autonomous vehicle convoys.

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2nd September 2021

Aviva and Darwin announce the registration of a passenger shuttle designed for use in an autonomous vehicle trial

Aviva and Darwin announce the registration of a passenger shuttle designed for use in an autonomous vehicle trial

Aviva and Darwin have announced a milestone in their five-year strategic partnership with the registration of a passenger shuttle for use in autonomous vehicle trials. The shuttle, created by Navya, will be used to demonstrate the potential of self-driving cars and gather information about their operation.

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