The Royal Borough of Greenwich is asking its residents, businesses, commuters, students and visitors to share their views on driverless vehicles as part of a series of public engagement activities for the £8m GATEway research project to investigate the use, perception and acceptance of automated vehicles in the UK.
The London council is using an online heat map designed to track any changes in public attitude towards driverless vehicles during the two-year project. Contributors will be able to revisit the site as many times as they like, adding multiple comments. As well as assessing people’s attitudes towards driverless vehicles, contributors will also be asked where they think such vehicles would and wouldn’t work within the area.
Councillor Sizwe James, Royal Borough of Greenwich explains, “This is a chance for members of the public to provide feedback on how driverless vehicles might impact life in and around Greenwich. This is going to be one of the most significant transformations in our transport system and we’re putting local people right at the centre of exciting transformation.”
Anyone wishing to take part can sign up at: https://gateway.commonplace.is/comment