Autonomous vehicle company gets huge investment

Oxbotica, a key player in bringing autonomous vehicles to the masses, has been awarded £14 million investment to support the next stage of its growth.

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This includes further research and development into technology for farm machinery to operate autonomously in any terrain, regardless of external factors such as the reliance on a GPS signal.

The company’s control system, Selenium, allows farm machinery to sense the surroundings they are in, while a secondary software, Caesium, gives farmers control of multiple vehicles across large farming areas.

The Oxford-based company has already had its software installed by Heathrow Airport and Ocado, and the additional funding is intended to boost its presence across Europe and the rest of the world.