GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment)
GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment), an £8 million research project, was set up to try and understand how the technical, legal and societal challenges of autonomous vehicles might be tackled. The project is funded by Innovation UK and Industry, and led by Transport Research Laboratory. The RCA has been a key partner in Gateway; the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre led the project with support from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design to carry out a series of workshops, driverless vehicle trials and exhibitions to explore the public’s hopes and fears regarding London's driverless future. Here are some insights from that research:
- People are less
scared of the technology than the press imagine. They see opportunities in
- There is a high
expectation that mobility will become a service in the same way that we accept
data in mobile communication. Mobility will be intelligent, so it will work
around you and work for you.
participants thought that driverless vehicles
were the future of transport in the city, and the network of vehicles and
sensors would create an exciting, efficient and potentially revolutionary
transformation in how cities develop both spatially and economically.
For more information and an update on the project, please visit gateway-project.org.uk.