Driverless vehicles improving urban services

Amey – a UK subsidiary of Ferrovial Services – along with robotics company, RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments), has received funding from Innovate UK to build an autonomous vehicle prototype to improve the quality of urban services and transport infrastructure.

The driverless vehicle aims to intelligently perform tasks such as grass cutting and street cleaning. Sensors that help it perform these duties safely will also provide real time data on assets such as the condition of street furniture, bridges and road surface.

The Challenge

Utilise modern technology to improve urban services and asset maintenance.

The Innovation

Creating a prototype for a driverless vehicle that not only performs helpful tasks, it assesses the condition of its surrounds.

The Outcome

When this prototype is successfully trialled, it will be swiftly rolled out so multiple municipalities can experience the benefits.