City street cleaner creating 3D maps
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Oxford street cleaner creating 3D maps for driverless cars

A new 3D street mapping project has been launched in Oxford to pave the way for driverless vehicles.

Sensors have been attached to a street cleaner in the city centre to create maps over the next few months.

The scheme is also hoping to collect data on air quality, litter and fly-tipping, parked vehicles, broken streetlights, and heat loss from buildings.

It is a collaboration between Oxford City Council and Oxford University's Robotics Institute.

  • 11 Apr 2017