Autonomous vehicles at Science Museum Late

Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. 

On Wednesday 28 August, the University of Leicester’s DriverLeics Team will be part of the Science Museum Late session, which runs from 6.45pm to 10.00pm.

In the not too distant future, any of us could be sitting as passengers in a self-driving car – so safety and trustworthiness is paramount. At the University of Leicester our research concerns the quality of the software for autonomous vehicles from the model-based development and automated testing perspectives.

The DriverLeics Team develops algorithms for autonomous vehicles in complex urban scenarios which test the full capabilities of a simulated autonomous model against an autonomous agent. The challenges include accurate self-localisation, detection and classification of pedestrians against cyclists and vehicles and the safe completion of driving routes.

At Science Museum Late the DriverLeics Team will demonstrate a 1:8 scale track with autonomous vehicles plus:
  • A demo of a 1:8 self-driving car, in which you can control a pedestrian crossing the road
  • A chance to test your abilities against AI in difficult driving situations
  • An evolving self-driving AI trained by visitors
Admission to Science Museum Late is free, but tickets are required. Over-18s only.