Hermes to use hidden drivers to trial new autonomous vans


 

Hermes is taking part in a trial to find out how other road users interact with an apparently driverless van, in order to discover if autonomous vehicles might help their business. The two-week early stage trial involves a specially adapted Ford CV featuring sensors that mimic the look of an actual self-driving vehicle, while a ‘hidden’ Hermes driver controls the vehicle. Hermes said the driver will play a passive role, simply driving the vehicle while ‘pedestrian couriers’ support the van, […]