The firm’s Project INSIGHT is one of eight projects awarded fudning fromthe government’s £100m Intelligent Mobility Fund, to develop driverless shuttles with advances sensors and control systems.
The project will focus on improving the accessibility of transport for people who have difficulty travelling independently, as well as on the safety, reliability and integration of autonomous vehicles into an urban environment.
The vehicles will feature the world’s first four-dimensional tactile display which will provide continuous sensory feedback for blind users over the course of their journeys.
Advanced indoor and outdoor positioning systems will allow blind users to know their exact locations using a smartphone app and will link to a cloud-based system which will allow nearby vehicles to be virtually requested or ‘hailed’.
Prem Moti, technical director at Conigital Group, said: “We are thrilled to be part of the INSIGHT project and to have received this funding from the Intelligent Mobility Fund.
“This will be a great opportunity for us to showcase our accessibility technology and to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles.”
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