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20th September 2022

Darwin at the University of Glasgow Future of Transport workshop

Darwin at the University of Glasgow Future of Transport workshop

On 9 September, the University of Glasgow held a workshop about the future of transport. The workshop took place at Inverness Campus, but people were also welcome to take part online.

The discussion focused on the current issues with transport and how these could be improved. In this post, we’ve recapped some of the problems and potential solutions that the workshop touched on.

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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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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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22nd February 2022

The evolution of transport

The evolution of transport

Last week, we talked a bit about our namesake, Charles Darwin, and his theory of evolution. In this post we’re going to look at a different type of evolution: the evolution of transport.

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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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