Humanising Autonomy is excited to announce that it is partnering with Transport for London’s FreightLab and freight operators such as UPS, DPD, Royal Mail, and others, as part of the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge. TfL and the Freight operators will now deploy Humanising Autonomy’s real time intent prediction product with their vehicles to tackle some of London’s most pressing freight safety problems.
The deployment is part of the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge, designed to address some of London’s greatest social and mobility challenges. As outlined in the Mayor’s Freight and Servicing Action Plan and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, the freight sector is a significant contributor to environmental, congestion, and safety risks across the city, and in collaboration with TfL, the FreightLab challenge was created to address these obstacles. This project will test how innovations can help to make the way goods and services move around London safer, cleaner and more efficient. The opportunity brings together London freight operators with tech companies to develop solutions to these pressing freight problems facing the city, delivered in partnership with Microsoft and the Social Tech Trust.
Humanising Autonomy will be working with TfL and ten leading industry partners on the challenge, who will be using their expertise in the sector to deploy the selected innovative solutions. The freight partners in this challenge are: UPS, DPD, Royal Mail, CEVA Logistics, GNEWT, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, John Lewis Partnership, Plexal, REEF Technology, Thames Water
CEO & Co-Founder, Humanising Autonomy
“We are delighted to be partnering with industry-leading freight operators to address vulnerable road user safety in London. This unique collaboration opportunity will enable Humanising Autonomy to deploy our technology in a growing mobility sector which faces unique challenges. We believe this challenge is a great example of London’s collaborative spirit, and the outcomes will make the city a cleaner and safer place to live for all”
Initially developed for autonomous vehicles, the software integrates with all levels of autonomy, including driver-assist features for human-driven vehicles such as Automated Emergency Brakes, front and near-side driver alerts, or rear-mirror camera monitoring systems. In this challenge, the software will be used to improve the efficiency of freight in Greater London by reducing accidents involving vulnerable road users, reduce liability costs for freight partners through accident prevention, and help comply with safety regulations for commercial vehicles.