Visitors of the Cribbs Causeway Shopping Centre in Gloucestershire, UK, will be able to evaluate the capabilities of offline transport modules designed to transport passengers between shopping rows and through public pedestrian zones this week. They will run daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cribbs Causeway Shopping Centre in Gloucestershire, UK.
The project is called CAPRI. It is the result of a joint development by a consortium of businesses and scientific institutions, which aims at mass introduction of this type of transport on the UK roads.
However, according to George Lant, Technical Director of AESOM Infrastructure Company, “in order to fully implement this idea, it is very important that potential passengers have the opportunity to experience the advantages of such a transport service that can completely change the way they travel”.
Modules are equipped with sensors, radars and a video processing system for navigation in pedestrian zones, even if they have baby strollers and bicycles. Along with the technical tests, researchers will also study people’s reactions to autonomous transport in order to continue testing on urban roads at the end of 2020.