When I was working for the UK Autodrive project I was invited to take pictures of the automated vehicles using during this research. Examples above show my pictures of the vehicles inside the simulator and also within real-world test settings.
These vehicles are short range, low speed highly automated ‘pods’, manufactured by Aurrigo / RDM. They are designed to provide transportation on the first and last miles of journeys, e.g. from a train station to a town centre, or from offices to car parks. We used these vehicles in numerous experiments with users, measuring their trust and acceptance. Studies had passengers in these vehicles and also participants evaluating the point of view of pedestrians when interacting with these vehicles.