GATEway Driverless Vehicle Now Being Tested in London
Meet Harry. Harry is a vehicle called a pod – in other words, something like a car. But Harry has no steering wheel or brake pedal. Harry does not even have a driver.
Yet Harry is carrying passengers around London for the next few weeks.
Harry is part of an experiment called GATEway that is testing how people react to driverless vehicles. The name GATEway is short for Greenwich Automated Transport Environment. The experiment aims to help cities prepare for the future of transportation.
The GATEway experiment does not test new technology. Instead, it tests the way existing technology can work in society.
The pod operates in an area of London called Greenwich, home of time and navigation museums. Other places where pods will be tested are Coventry, Milton, Keynes and Bristol.
The pods navigate using sensors and a 3D map of the area. A safety operator rides along to take control in case of an emergency.
GATEway is intended to see how pedestrians and cyclists may adapt to driverless vehicles. Harry holds up to four people (three passengers and a safety operator) and can travel at speeds up to 16kmh. It is being tested in Greenwich on pedestrian paths, but not on roads with other vehicles.
Other planned trials include pods delivering packages and pods being used on roads with other vehicles.
This video shows the pod being tested in Greenwich:
If you are in Greenwich during the next few weeks you may see Harry, but you cannot ride in it during the trial. Over 5000 people applied to be a passenger in Harry but only about 100 were chosen.
You can, however, ride in a similar pod at Heathrow Airport in London. The Heathrow pods run on tracks so are not being tested with pedestrians, cyclists or other drivers.
If the trials are successful, the first pods could be operational on the roads of the UK in 2019.
Learn more and get involved
You can learn more about the experiment at the GATEway website. There you can add your views about where you would like to see the pod travel and share your thoughts about driverless public transportation.
You can also read comments to see what others think of driverless pods.
I'm Kelly Jean Kelly.
1.public transportation 公共交通
Campuses are usually accessible by public transportation.
2.get involved 介入；卷入
The police are very reluctant to get involved in this sort of thing.
3.pedestrian path 人行道
Protesters then plan to march across the Brooklyn Bridge's pedestrian path.
4.speed up 加速
You notice that your breathing has speeded up a bit.
1.Meet Harry. Harry is a vehicle called a pod – in other words, something like a car.
in other words 换句话说
In other words, the system broke.
In other words, we have to build different corporate cultures and ways of working.
2.A safety operator rides along to take control in case of an emergency.
in case of an emergency 在紧急情况下
They actually leave the chest cavity open for48 hours in case of an emergency.
My husband gave it to me in case of an emergency.
为大家介绍一下哈利（Harry）——一辆豆荚车（Pod） 。不过，这种车没有方向盘和刹车系统 。甚至不需要驾驶司机 。
哈利属于GATEway试验项目，该项目旨在测试大众对无人驾驶汽车的反应 。GATEway是格林威治自动化交通环境的简称 。该试验致力于为未来城市的交通做准备 。
GATEway试验项目并非为了测试新技术 。而是测试现有技术在社会中的实用性 。
豆荚车将在伦敦格林威治进行试行，这里有时间和导航博物馆 。豆荚车还将在考文垂、米尔顿、凯因斯和布里斯托尔地区进行测试 。
豆荚车利用传感器和3D地图进行导航 。随行的还有一名安全驾驶员，以便在紧急状况下操控汽车 。
GATEway打算研究行人和骑自行车者如何适应无人驾驶汽车 。哈利可搭载4人（3名乘客和1名安全操作员），以最快16公里的时速行驶 。该路测将在格林威治的人行通道进行，并不与其他车辆并行测试 。
如果未来几周你在格林威治，也许能看到哈利，但不能在测试期间搭乘哈利 。申请搭乘哈利的乘客超5000人，只有100位乘客有幸搭乘 。
不过，你可以在伦敦希斯罗机场搭乘类似的豆荚车 。该豆荚车在轨道上行驶，所以无需在有行人、自行车或其他车辆的路况中测试 。
登陆GATEway网站上可以查看更多相关信息 。你还可以发表评论，如想在哪里看到豆荚车并表达你对无人驾驶公共交通的看法 。