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Are autonomous Citipods the future of transport?


By Ben Comber


Peter Dawe with the Rotavelo supplied by Cambridge Electric Transport Company. Picture: Keith Heppell
Peter Dawe with the Rotavelo supplied by Cambridge Electric Transport Company. Picture: Keith Heppell

A fleet of 150 ‘CitiPods’ – enclosed electric cycles – is being launched in Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes and Oxford by Cambridge Electric Transport (CET).

Peter Dawe with the Rotavelo supplied by Cambridge Electric Transport Company. Picture: Keith Heppell
Peter Dawe with the Rotavelo supplied by Cambridge Electric Transport Company. Picture: Keith Heppell

The company has now partnered with Robik AI to develop and test autonomous operation capabilities for lightweight vehicles.

Some of the 150-strong fleet will be fitted with Robik’s technology.

CET is developing the lightweight electric CitiPod as an urban transport solution to eliminate carbon emissions in cities and reduce congestion.

Robik specialises in developing autonomous driving software.

Announcing the partnership, Peter Dawe, CET co-founder and chairman, said: “The billions being poured into the development of electric cars, with or without autonomy, will not solve our urban transport problems. By focusing on low-cost, lightweight electric vehicles we will meet this challenge.”



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