Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, Boris Johnson recently visited award-winning UK technology start-up Aidrivers Ltd at its headquarters in Uxbridge.
Aidrives provides artificial intelligence-enabled solutions for retrofitting into new and existing vehicles including trucks and cranes so they can be operated autonomously in mixed traffic environments without any infrastructure upgrade. The company has offices in London, Singapore, India, China and Turkey, as well as joint ventures with vehicle and logistics organisations in Europe and Asia Pacific.
During the visit, Boris met Aidrivers’ founder Dr Rafiq Swash and was shown how the technology works. He also tried the technology, operating simulated autonomous port vehicles using Aidrivers’ digital twin. Founded in 2018, Aidrivers today employs 60 people, with the majority working from London. It expects to continue to grow rapidly in response to market need.
The Government recently published its National AI Strategy which builds on the UK’s strengths but also represents the start of a step-change for AI in the UK, recognising the power of AI to increase resilience, productivity, growth and innovation across the private and public sectors.