Success ‘Down Under’ for RDM Group

Posted on 30 Jan 2018 and read 564 times
Success ‘Down Under’ for RDM GroupCoventry-based RDM ( is helping to pioneer driverless-vehicle technology in Australia after it began trials on a new ‘last mile’ transport solution.

Its autonomous-vehicle division — Aurrigo — is testing its Pod Zero on a network of routes at the Tonsley Innovation District in South Australia, delivering cargo around the technology precinct (two more pods will be sent over as the trials pick up pace).

The Pod Zero has a top speed of 24kph and multiple battery options allowing it to operate for up to 8hr or 80km. If not carrying cargo, it can be fitted out to seat four people.

It operates autonomously through multiple sensor technologies, including stereo cameras, laser-based light detection and ranging sensors, odometry and ultrasonics.

Roger van der Lee, Aurrigo director for Australia and Asia Pacific, said: “Australia is well placed in the global race to introduce driverless vehicles to the road network, and our pods offer the opportunity for the public to experience this transport technology.

“We showcased our capabilities to the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative back in 2016 and have been working with them since then to establish our Adelaide operation and set up trials in Australia.

“The initiative at Tonsley Innovation District is the direct result of funding from the South Australian Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund.

“We’re proud to be involved in one of the first projects and delighted to see UK technology being used over 10,000 miles away.”

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