Self-driving pods take Midlands technology to Las Vegas

A Coventry technology specialist and a US-based automated mobility strategy team is teaming up with two global giants to showcase how self-driving pods can be used to deliver smart, on-demand, automated and zero carbon ‘last mile mobility’ solutions.

Aurrigo has been working with US firms Comet Mobility and Via to equip three ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from a leading multinational technology specialist.

The Comet Mobility Experience, which is being part-funded by the UK’s Department for International Trade, Meridian and the Advanced Propulsion Centre, was unveiled yesterday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

“This is the first time our autonomous pods have been equipped with the latest AI technology, which has been designed to learn more with less data,” said Miles Garner, sales and marketing director for Aurrigo, the autonomous vehicle division of RDM Group.

“Teaming up with Comet Mobility and aligning with Via is a major milestone for our business and highlights how far we have come with our autonomous pods and software platforms. CES is the biggest innovation show in the world and a fantastic showcase for this partnership.”

Three Pod Zeros have been built for use at CES, with one carrying the ‘GREAT’ Campaign branding to promote the UK and the other two carrying partner liveries.