Riderless Taxis – The Transport Of The Future
A vast amount of effort is currently being committed to developing autonomous cars. One of the first and most profitable applications for these will be as driverless taxis, however, the huge motorcycle-dominated cities, like Ho Chi Minh, will require Riderless Taxis – motorcycle taxis – AutoRD intends to be the first to offer the world such a vehicle.
Autonomous Motorcycle Trials
AutoRD are the first to successfully trial carrying a passenger on an autonomous motorcycle.
- We have developed the foundation control technology (and are busy protecting our IP).
- We have studied the market opportunity, put together robust product and business development plans and instigated manufacturing and route to market partnerships discussions.
- We are now working on the details, including refining our concept vehicle design and developing our own AI based autonomy software, targeting the taxi application.
Of course, motorcycle taxis won’t just be used in south-east Asia – as congestion continues to increase, and autonomous systems make roads safer and safer, the number of travellers wanting to use these road-space and energy efficient vehicles to beat the traffic will grow rapidly in cities everywhere.
Autonomous Motorcycles – A Bike Without A Rider
We have already developed the basic technology to allow a bike to drive without a rider. The core of this is also directly applicable to human-controlled motorcycles. Together with elements of our autonomy system, it will enable radical advances in both design and functionality:
- Hand-of-God like rider assistance that will let you explore the full performance envelope without fear of crashing, and save you if you get it wrong.
- Radical new styling directions and even greater handling capabilities.
- Even bikes you can summon when the sun comes out.
Licence Our Technology
We plan to license our technology to motorcycle constructors but we are also seriously considering building a limited production run of very specials motorcycle to demonstrate it. Let us know if you are interested!
Developing Autonomous Technology – Our Plans
AutoRD are committed to developing SAE level 4+ autonomous technology specifically adapted to motorcycles – such that a motorcycle can drive with no-one on board, or with a rider or passenger who cannot, or does not wish to, control the bike. The technology will also be applied to human-controlled bikes, to make them faster, safer and easier to control.
AutoRD – About US – Company Background
AutoRD launched as a business in April 2016 and is a leading independent autonomous motorcycle technology developer. The business and the team is based in Somerset, UK. It is focused on the development and deployment of advanced rider assistance and autonomous motorcycle technology to radically improve motorcycle performance, usefulness, and safety.
AutoRD – Past Experience & Credentials – Why Invest In Us?
AutoRD has recently successfully completed its first major project, a one-year programme to develop and demonstrate an autonomous motorcycle platform.
Founder and CEO, Torquil has over 17 years of autonomous vehicle development experience and 25 years of complex automotive systems development experience, and a wide range of industry and government connections. He has worked for Ricardo Consultancy Engineering, Toyota Racing Development in the USA, and led Tata Motors European Technical Centre’s autonomous driving and advanced assistance development activities in the UK. As Advanced Transport Systems Ltd’s Head of Vehicle Engineering and later, ULTraGlobal’s Head of R&D, he created and lead the team that designed the autonomous vehicles for the widely acclaimed Heathrow Terminal 5 Pod System. As a member of the Automotive Council’s Intelligent Mobility Committee, he has been influential in shaping government thinking in regarding autonomous vehicles and transport innovation.
He has worked for Ricardo Consultancy Engineering, Toyota Racing Development in the USA, and led Tata Motors European Technical Centre’s autonomous driving and advanced assistance development activities in the UK.
As Advanced Transport Systems Ltd’s Head of Vehicle Engineering and later, ULTraGlobal’s Head of R&D, he created and lead the team that designed the autonomous vehicles for the widely acclaimed Heathrow Terminal 5 Pod System. As a member of the Automotive Council’s Intelligent Mobility Committee, he has been influential in shaping government thinking in regarding autonomous vehicles and transport innovation.
Our Mission Statement:
To discover dynamic and safer ways of transportation, and help lead the way in educating others about the benefits of autonomous mobility. AutoRD are experts in the field of autonomous vehicles and will make themselves available to the public, press, and partners to answer any questions regarding autonomous vehicles. We are honest, transparent and approachable. When you call AutorD you will speak to the CEO direct – not many companies can say that!
Safer dynamic transport for everyone.
We are a small UK based company, who are passionate about motorcycles and autonomy. We aim to get to market with our riderless taxi and hyper-dynamic motorcycle and fly the flag for Britain in the autonomous transportation race.
AutoRD Corporate Objectives
- To grow the company to become a leader in Autonomous Motorcycle Technology Development.
- To successfully bring to market Autonomous Motorcycle Technology enabled products, including motorcycle-based autonomous taxis and hyper-dynamic motorcycles.
- To win funding to grow the company and continue technology development.
- To form beneficial strategic partnerships within the industry.
Autonomous Riderless Taxis are the transport of the future.
If you want to talk to AutoRD direct about this project please call Torquil on ++4 (0)7730 090997
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