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Oxbotica, Addison Lee plot to beat Waymo in UK taxi race

Oxford university spinout Oxbotica has struck its first significant coup in a deal with London-wide taxi firm Addison Lee to develop a fleet of self-driving cars. This gained the firm national publicity and endorsement for one of its product lines, the Selenium software suite, integrating data from vehicle sensors for autonomous driving. Addison Lee was attracted by early experience of the software in a trial called Driven, which tested six autonomous cars in urban roads and motorways around Oxford, to culminate in an end to end journey from London to Oxford. This 30-month project is currently running and due to end towards the end of 2019, while the Addison Lee development gets underway. With £8.6 million public funding from Innovate…

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