Autonomous vehicle specialist Aurrigo has announced that it has recorded an international boom after securing over £1.5m of orders from across the world.
The company said it has seen demand for its driverless pods soar following the successful completion of major trials in the UK and Australia proved that its technology can deliver safe and efficient first and last mile transport solutions.
Sales have come from customers in Australia, Canada, Finland, Singapore and the US, with the latest deal seeing one of its ‘Pod Zeros’ heading to China, a potential landmark moment for the Coventry-based business.
David Keene chief executive of Aurrigo said, “Our Pod Zeros have been in development for several years and, thanks to trials with UK Autodrive, Blind Veterans UK and Elliot Gardens in Australia, we have been able to refine the autonomous technology on real world applications.”
“This has helped us prove to potential customers across the globe that we offer a viable, safe and cost-effective solution for ‘first and last mile’ transport issues and our pods are now in operation at Universities, Airports and Innovation Districts. There has even been talk about putting one of them into a shopping centre in the Middle East.”
“We have really invested in our global presence, creating offices in Houston, Ottawa and in Adelaide, whilst the current strategy is to build our network of distributors. This is proving extremely successful, with deals already agreed in Japan, South Korea and Vietnam,” concluded Keene.
The company’s ‘Pod Zero’ seats four people and travels at a maximum speed of 15mph off road and will run for 60 miles on a single charge.