Autonomous vehicle developer Oxbotica wins innovation award

Oxbotica, the developer leading a consortium that plans to complete a fully autonomous vehicle journey between London and Oxford in 2019, has been recognised with an innovation award.

With this sort of celebration of innovation, Oxford will continue to be a growing hub not just for autonomous vehicles, but for science and technology at large.
— Graeme Smith, CEO, Oxbotica

Company CEO Graeme Smith, who received the Barclays Award for Innovation from the Oxford Trust at a gala in the city, said: “It’s fantastic to be receiving this award for innovation in our home city of Oxford – this is where it all began a few years back, as a company of just 4 people.



”We now have 3 offices across Oxfordshire, a fleet of 6 autonomous vehicles, and have just been awarded funding to lead a £13 million project, DRIVEN, that will see a fleet of autonomous vehicles driving between Oxford and London.“

The awards recognise innovative companies in Oxfordshire whose technologies benefit society and the regional economy.

“Thank you Barclays and The Oxford Trust for recognising us – with this sort of celebration of innovation, Oxford will continue to be a growing hub not just for autonomous vehicles, but for science and technology at large,” continued Smith.