CAVForth is the world’s most ambitious autonomous vehicle trial, featuring full sized autonomous buses operating at level4 autonomy. Fusion is leading a consortium of partners to build, test and deliver a scheduled service over a 30 mile route with five autonomous buses.
Working closely with; Stagecoach Group, Alexander Dennis, Transport Scotland, Napier University and the Bristol Robotics Lab we are on track for the first test runs later this year.
Alexander Dennis have built five bespoke E200 43-seater buses, equipped with the latest Fusion Processing CAVstar sensor and control system which will provide true AV Level 4 autonomy to the vehicles.
As part of the CAVForth Project the partners are putting together a comprehensive safety case which includes the key domains: Autonomous Drive System, Vehicle, Infrastructure and Operation. The safety case takes account of the relevant standards including ISO26262 Functional Safety and ISO21448 Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF), PAS1880,1881,1882 and 1883 whilst also taking account of the latest developments in Cyber security and emerging standards relating to autonomous vehicles.