Disruptive Innovation in UK Automotive: StreetDrone at CES2021 with the DIT

StreetDrone Twizy on a Los Angeles rooftop in Union Jack Livery, overlooking the city

It’s been a whole year since our StreetDrone Twizy completed its US tour, gracing both the rooftops of CoMotion LA, and the conference floors of CES in Las Vegas.  Last week, the latter conference looked a little different thanks to COVID, but StreetDrone founder, Mark Preston continued to contribute to the fully online event, Arrival’s […]

HAN University student successfully demonstrates ROS-based algorithms for Master’s Thesis

At StreetDrone, we are delighted when the next generation of self-driving engineers use our vehicles as part of the culmination of their degree. Our congratulations here go to Pawan Pawar of HAN University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) who developed both a motion planner and trajectory tracking controller, before demonstrating these in both simulation and in […]

StreetDrone congratulates Autonomous Valet Parking pioneers

Parkopedia's SD Twizy pictured with a phone displaying a summoning app in the foreground

Tech consortium using StreetDrone Twizy AV successfully completes a two-year proof-of-concept project. “AVP” project lead, and StreetDrone customer Parkopedia summarised their developments in a recent post. Imagine if you could drive to a parking facility and then, instead of spending 20 mins driving around trying to find a place to park, you tell your car […]

Coventry University boosts research capability with acquisition of new Autonomous Vehicles from StreetDrone

Coventry University’s Institute for Future Transport and Cities (IFTC) has taken delivery of two new self-driving vehicles, supplied by technology partner StreetDrone. The two electric Nissan e-NV200s boast a whole host of connectivity, sensing and monitoring technologies that will support IFTC’s Systems Security Group in maintaining its position as a leading authority in the area of secure connected […]

StreetDrone Unlocks Autonomous Vehicles with Ground-breaking Subscription Service

World-first subscription service means autonomous solutions no longer need to cost millions – thanks to a pioneering solution to remove cost barriers New cost-effective, subscription-based autonomous software Safety-first built-in solution runs in simulation and on vehicles out-of-the-box Supported by StreetDrone engineers, including full trials and autonomous deployment services Comprehensive training programme to enable knowledge in-housing […]

Formula Student – AI and the Power of Simulation

Back in April, university campuses were rapidly closing, with students having to leave the country or quarantine in the UK and timelines thrown into chaos as millions of expectations about summer 2020 had to quickly change. For the organisers and student teams of the Formula Student AI competition, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic brought a brand […]

CAV Logistics Project including StreetDrone, Nissan Manufacturing UK selected for 5G funding

Today, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced their next wave of government-funded research and development projects aiming to put Britain at the forefront of 5G technology. StreetDrone and partners Sunderland City Council, Newcastle University, Vantec, Coventry University, Connected Places Catapult, and Perform Green have secured funding for a 5G-enabled CAL (Connected […]

[Hello World] – Open-Source

In this continued series of fortnightly technical blogs, StreetDrone is going to lift the LiD(-AR) on one aspect of autonomous driving software development. Our “Hello World!” series is written by software engineer Efimia Panagiotaki, a tech-trotter with engineering experience ranging from the National Technical University of Athens to ETH Zurich to Williams Formula 1. Efimia […]

Open-Source Autonomy – A Security Threat or Shield?

With StreetDrone advocating an industry-wide change to open-source led urban autonomy, does it follow that cybersecurity will be weaker if it is based on publicly available code? StreetDrone, a leading full stack autonomous vehicle company based in the UK, has been a strident advocate for the benefits that a collaborative approach to autonomous mobility could […]