£6.9m boost for driverless car companies in South Oxfordshire

NEWS that ground-breaking transport technology being pioneered in Oxfordshire has won a share of a £51m government prize has been welcomed by council leaders.

Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE), based at Culham Science Centre, is to receive £6.9m from the Department of Transport towards its £10m project to set up a range of driverless car test areas mimicking realistic city driving environments, where automated vehicles can be tested before being taken onto public roads.


South Oxfordshire District Council leader John Cotton added: “RACE is a fantastic organisation renowned for its excellence in robotic engineering. We are delighted they have received central government funding to develop and test their autonomous cars in our district.”