Transport and logistics 2015

UK Autodrive

Coventry, UK


UK Government


Autonomous vehicles and associated technology

UK Autodrive was the largest of three separate consortia trialling automated vehicle technology as part of a government-backed competition to support the introduction of self-driving vehicles into the UK. The testbed is one of the functions.

What was tested

Autonomous vehicle technology

Testbed purpose

Combination of private test-tracks, field trials and policy research. It operates as a project, not a long-term operation.


Real-world testing in Coventry and Milton Keynes

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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