Reports and Findings

VENTURER Trial 3 Participant Experiments

The Trial 3 participant experiments investigated road user behaviour and participant trust when CAVs (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) form part of traffic in urban environments. The ability of CAVs to interact safely with a range of road users, particularly in…

VENTURER Trial 3 Bus Demonstration

In March, VENTURER undertook an on-road demonstration of a driverless car interacting with a bus. The innovative trial was the first of its kind and took place on Long Mead in South Gloucestershire, a 30mph bus only road that follows the…

Willingness to Share and Pay for Autonomous Vehicles

In the last months, the VENTURER social research team has undertaken and analysed a survey of South Gloucestershire and Bristol residents on the willingness to share and pay for autonomous vehicles. Survey respondents were using the different urban transport modes…

VENTURER Trial 1 Results: Planned Handover

The VENTURER consortium’s first trial, completed in the summer of 2016, explored how people interact with autonomous vehicle technology. The trial took place at Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) and on the roads at the University of the West of England…

VENTURER Economic Impact Briefing

We recently commissioned an Economic Impact Assessment of the VENTURER project to help us assess the scale of direct and indirect impacts, identify global market trends, determine the region’s strengths, estimate the aggregate economic impacts achieved (and potential for the…

Handover issues in autonomous driving: A literature review

The present review was undertaken to inform a work package of the VENTURER Project undertaking studies into the handover of control between a human driver and an autonomous road vehicle. Read full review here. Morgan, P., Alford, C. and Parkhurst, G….

VENTURER – AXA Annual Report 2016

AXA UK has released the first annual report on its partnership with the VENTURER project. The report looks at the changing nature of liability on the road, categorisation of insurance, as more grades of autonomous vehicles enter the market, and…