Tag Archives: autonomous cars

Accidents set to drop by 80%

The number of crashes is set to drop by 80% by 2035 according to a high-level panel discussion organised by Volvo Cars and Thatcham Research. The panel discussion will discuss how the multi-billion pound motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomous driving cars, with accident levels set to reduce and […]

KIA plans autonomous cars for 2020

In-line with other major vehicle manufacturers Kia Motors plans to introduce a range of partially-autonomous driving technologies to its model line-up by 2020, and is aiming to bring its first fully-autonomous car to market by 2030. The initial stage of investment by Kia – totalling US$2 billion by 2018 – will enable the company to develop the first of its […]

Lasers can stop driverless cars

A homemade gadget can disable the systems that allow self-driving cars to see where they are going, the BBC reports. Jonathan Petit, a security researcher, demonstrated how a modified, low-cost laser could create ghostlike objects in the path of autonomous cars. The cars slowed down to avoid hitting them and if enough ghost objects were created, the car would stop […]

Consumers concerned with driverless car safety

With the arrival of autonomous cars looming, OSV Ltd, a vehicle leasing company surveyed around 500 people in the UK to find out exactly what was concerning them most when it comes to driverless cars. The results from the survey carried out by OSV Ltd were overwhelming! 72% of the UK population admitted that they had concerns with driverless cars […]

Documents confirm Apple to build car?

Adding fuel to previous reports that tech giant Apple are to build an autonomous car, The Guardian newspaper has obtained correspondence between Apple engineer Frank Fearon and officials at GoMentum Station – a car testing facility not far from San Francisco. ‘We would … like to get an understanding of timing and availability for the space, and how we would need […]

Car makers in Nokia map deal

Germany’s premium car makers are close to signing a deal to buy Nokia’s HERE map business for between $2.74 billion to $3.29 billion, but a final agreement hinges on the question of who owns the patents which help self-driving cars talk to mobile networks, according to reports from Reuters. The purchase of HERE, is expected to be finalised by the […]

Driverless car trials to begin in Australia

Volvo will conduct the first on-road trials of driverless cars in the Southern Hemisphere in South Australia in November. The testing by Volvo will be held in conjunction with an international conference on driverless cars in Adelaide. Volvo will test the same vehicle being used in their ‘Drive Me’ project in Sweden. South Australia legalised the use of driverless cars on […]

Global automotive market awaits 5G

The world will soon see 5G emerge as a blend of pre-existing technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi to allow higher network coverage, availability and density. With its key differentiator being greater connectivity, 5G will act as an enabler for autonomous vehicles, machine-to-machine and machine-to-infrastructure services, and the Internet of Things. It will also penetrate the over-the-air (OTA) […]

£20m backing for driverless cars

The UK government has launched a £20m research and development fund dedicated to boosting driverless car developments. Funding will be awarded following a competition to find the bid with the most innovative approach to developing the technology. It is hoped the money will make Britain the best place to test the autonomous vehicles, in a market estimated to be worth […]

Audi race ahead with Autonomous RS7

Audi is racing ahead with autonomous car technology having unveiled a faster and lighter version of the RS7 Piloted Driving Concept. The autonomous RS7 has been dubbed ‘Robby’ and this latest version carries over all of the kit, including sensors, cameras and GPS radars, from the previous Audi RS7 Piloted Concept. However it has significantly shed 400kg in its latest form. This is […]

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