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Driverless Roborace car crashes during Buenos Aires 0

A pioneering race between two driverless cars has ended with a crash at the Roborace competition in Buenos Aires. The unfortunate vehicle misjudged a corner and crashed at high speed. Its competitor meanwhile successfully completed the race and clocked an impressive average speed of 116mph. “One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre,(…)

Drivers reject self-driving cars, even if they will save lives 0

Without doubt, autonomous cars are the current buzz-topic in the automotive industry. Self-driving vehicles will save time, money and even lives through their ability to prevent road-traffic accidents, stay within the speed limit and avoid any illegal manoeuvres. Safety features aside, there is another way autonomous vehicles can drive to the rescue, but their human(…)

UK driverless road tests get green light 0

A demonstration of autonomous cars and their current capabilities has taken place in Nuneaton and will be followed by full trials on public roads later in the year. Autodrive, which is a collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors – displayed how driverless cars communicate with each other during the demo. The display(…)

Garage network gear up to service electric vehicles 0

As electric vehicle development gathers momentum in the field with almost all of the major manufacturers, more motorists than ever before are considering waving goodbye to the more conventional petrol and diesels offerings and welcoming an electric vehicle. To keep up with this rapid new trend sweeping the globe, garages are taking steps to keep(…)

Apple reveals details of self driving project 0

Apple has revealed details about its autonomous car intentions, with chief executive Tim Cook describing the initiative as “the mother of all” AI projects. Cook went on to say that Apple was investing a huge amount of resources into technology that would be able to control driverless cars; he also pointed towards the possibility his(…)

Babies born this year may never have to drive 0

It may be that babies born this year will never need to take a driving test, Amanda Blanc, boss of UK insurance company, AXA, believes. The increasingly developments being made with regards to self-driving cars mean that it is highly likely that autonomous vehicles will render the human driver redundant. Ms Blanc did warn however(…)

Robots could soon be booking your car into be serviced 0

You can buy, trade, and sell your car online and while this isn’t a new phenomenon, a new study recently revealed that a fifth of cars will be bought online by 2027 – putting 27,000 dealership jobs at risk. The same thing is happening in the servicing sector. Motorists have the ability to book their(…)

Uber axes self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google 0

Transportation networking giants, Uber, have sacked the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner, Alphabet, after he did not assist in an investigation concerning the lawsuit. Anthony Levandowski, was previously employed by Alphabet’s self-driving division, Waymo. The accusation against Levandowski, is that he stole 14,000 confidential documents before leaving the company back in 2016. Uber(…)

UK roads not suitable for autonomous cars say experts 0

Experts from the fleet and technology industries have labelled the roads of the UK ‘unfit’ for autonomous cars in their current state. Poor road surfaces, highway furniture and the regularity of roadworks have been cited as the main current antagonists to wide-scale adoption. The CEO of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, Gerry Kearney,(…)

All hail autonomous! 0

Motorists are gearing up to offer a warm welcome to autonomous vehicles, hoping it’s the answer to all of our prayers. A new study by Servicing Stop, asked more than 1,600 motorists how they think British people will benefit from autonomous vehicles. More than 40% said that self-driving cars would offer improved mobility for the(…)