Autonomous vehicle developer Oxbotica has used a BP oil refinery in Germany to test its latest technology. The Oxbotica AV is able to operate fully autonomously without the need for any external maps or sensors. The refinery provided a challenging environment for the vehicle due to the unusual surroundings, surfaces and lack of regular road markings. The test was also able to take place at all hours of the day, in varied weather conditions, in the working, dynamic surroundings.
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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).