Autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica has partnered with Goggo Network to bring its operating system for autonomy to its fleet of of on-road autonomous electric vehicles across Europe.
As part of the collaboration, Goggo Network will begin by deploying Oxfordshire-based Oxbotica’s autonomous driving software in Spain, across its growing middle-mile operations.
The success of these tests will be a key building block for Goggo to include Oxbotica within its wider mobility network across cities in Europe including those in France.
Oxbotica’s autonomous driving software is capable of driving both on and off road, in various weather conditions, low light and darkness, and able to adapt to any location.
It uses advanced AI to accurately sense and predict changes to the environment the vehicle is in, whilst learning from previous journeys, which is key to continually improving the safety and efficiency of the technology.
The announcement comes at a time of high fuel costs and a shortage of drivers across Europe, but ever increasing demand for services as online shopping skyrockets.
By 2026, across Europe, driver shortage is expected to triple, with the total topping two million. Goggo and Oxbotica’s collaboration will help tackle these challenges and address the urgent need to move goods from A to B safely and efficiently.
“We are thrilled to be working with Goggo to enable businesses in Europe to deploy autonomous vehicle technology sooner for safer and more efficient operations,” said Gavin Jackson, CEO at Oxbotica.
“We look forward to deploying our unique autonomy solution into their mobility network. From Goggo benefitting their fleets being driven by Oxbotica to our ground-breaking virtual testing environment and suite of cloud-based management tools – we can help Goggo get the most value from their autonomous fleets.”
Goggo plans to start operating with safety drivers to oversee its entire Autonomous Mobility Network in 2023, and once the respective safety validations have been completed and regulatory clearance obtained, it will make the transition to full autonomy.