Coventry-based driverless vehicle technology firm receives $1 million cash boost - The Coventry Observer

7th Aug, 2022

Coventry-based driverless vehicle technology firm receives $1 million cash boost

A LEADING vehicle designer will benefit from a $1million grant from the South Australian Government to proceed with trials of its revolutionary technology.

RDM Group, which employs 65 people at its headquarters in Coventry, has been awarded the grant through the government’s $10million Future Mobility Lab Fund.

The company has developed driverless vehicle technology which can run at speeds of 24kph for eight hours with full wheelchair access and air conditioning.

Last year, the company moved to Adelaide following a successful showcase of the ‘Pod Zero’ at the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne.

Roger van der Lee, RDM Group’s programme director, said the funding would be used to further establish the Coventry-based company’s progress ‘down under’.

He said: “With global interest in autonomous freight and passenger transport systems growing rapidly, we want to make sure we are at the forefront of this cutting-edge new industry.”

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