Conigital relocates to work on £2m driverless vehicle project
A TECHNOLOGY company at the forefront of a pioneering project to develop autonomous vehicles has relocated to new premises in Coventry. Conigital Group has opened the office in University of Warwick Science Park’s Venture Centre after the consortium the company is part of secured £2.2m for its project to bring driverless cars to the streets of Birmingham.
Project INSIGHT will develop the technology for hi-tech driverless shuttles to improve transport access in cities for the blind, visually impaired or those with mobility problems. Conigital will bring its expertise in developing innovative sensors to improve accessibility and create smart inclusive cities.
Two hi-tech shuttles will arrive in the region next year which will be tested over the course of a pilot period. They will be built by modifying existing Heathrow Ultra-pod vehicles to incorporate state-of-the-art 3D imaging and innovative sensors for navigation and safety of not only the passengers but also pedestrians, road users and other vehicles.