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Driverless car to feature at LCV 2015

The Transport Systems Catapult-led LUTZ Pathfinder project will represent the future of motoring at the UK’s premium low carbon vehicle event in September. In order to demonstrate how low carbon technologies will find a natural bedfellow with autonomous vehicles – which can be programmed to optimize energy usage – the Catapult will showcase the LUTZ Pathfinder project, which will be […]

UK does not want driverless cars

A survey by OSV Ltd shows that although the car industry is heading towards an autonomous car revolution, a whopping 75% of the UK population do not want a driverless car. The survey also showed that the English were most against driverless cars, with 82% stating that they did not want one.  This week the government announced plans to put […]

Impact of Driverless Cars presentation

A discussion on the ‘Impact of Driverless Cars on Logistics and Insurance’, plus new Business Models and related case studies will be presented during the second edition of Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2015, in Monaco on 23 October 2015. Disrupting unsustainable business models is the only way to survive and thrive in the current economy. Many companies are at a […]

Bosch and TomTom design autonomous maps

Bosch and traffic information provider TomTom, have agreed to collaborate in the area of maps for highly automated driving. Under this agreement, TomTom is designing the necessary maps, while Bosch, on the basis of its systems engineering work, is defining the specifications these maps have to meet. At this moment, the maps are already being used in the automated vehicles Bosch […]

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 […]

Virtual reality to revolutionize UK transport

New facilities in Milton Keynes will see virtual worlds used to help solve problems and test innovative technology for the UK’s transport network, such as driverless cars. Elite technology innovation center, Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), has announced the opening of a ‘Visualisation laboratory’ at its headquarters in Milton Keynes. The laboratory will allow designers and engineers to use cutting edge […]

Horiba acquire UK group Mira

A Japanese industrial group has swooped on Mira, the British automotive company that is a pivotal player in the future of driverless cars. Horiba announced on Tuesday that it had acquired the former Motor Industry Research Association for an undisclosed sum. Mira began life in 1945 as a government-funded test track operator and the Nuneaton-based company now operates one of […]

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