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Sir Herbert Leon Students Get Involved in a Driverless Future

posted 30 Jun 2017, 06:20 by Dan Butler   [ updated 30 Jun 2017, 06:28 ]
Sir Herbert Leon students saw into the future during a visit to Catapult Transport systems in Milton Keynes to experience what the future holds in terms of Intelligent Mobility. The aim of the event was to inspire students to take STEM subjects at GCSE and it certainly inspired the students involved.

Catapult Transport Systems is one of 11 research and innovation centres set up by the government. They work with the government, industry and universities to enable the modernisation of transport, with the intention is to make the UK a global leader in the industry and grow jobs and companies in this field.

Throughout the day students were able to meet the programme director and take part in a variety of interactive events while competing to win an overall prize.

The students were able to find out about driver-less cars, the prototypes of which were driven round Milton Keynes recently. They learned how they worked and saw them in action and had first-hand experience of virtual reality systems. In addition they got involved in thinking and planning how transportation works in the future.

At the end of the day, students were able to meet several members of the development team and ask questions around their roles and qualifications.

The day was rounded off with a prize giving. Marks were given on students’ performance in each workshop along with answering a quiz. Sir Herbert Leon students demonstrated their understanding well and thoroughly deserved to win the first prize of a model of the driver-less pods presented by the CEO of the company.