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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(…)

Clever cars calling time of drunk driving 0

Certain cars are now sporting features so hi-tech that they can alert police if they are being driven by a drunk driver. The first reported case of a car ‘dobbing in’ its owner, occurred recently in County Antrim when police were summoned to a crash site by the vehicle in question. After the tipsy driver(…)

Nio knocks Lamborghini off the top spot 0

A new benchmark has been set when it come to the title of fastest road vehicles. The Chinese Nio EP9 has taken the title previously held by the Lamborghini Huracan, after a sizzling performance at the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. According to Nio, the supercar lapped the challenging 20.6km circuit in 6:45.9 minutes, significantly(…)

Samsung start trialling self-driving cars in South Korea 0

Samsung has been given approval to start testing its self-driving technology on public roads in South Korea. A customised Hyundai is being used for the trials, a report in the Korea Herald has revealed. Bosses at the tech giant have rebuffed any suggestion that the company has any intention of manufacturing the vehicles themselves. “The(…)

Elon Musk plans traffic alleviating city tunnel system 0

Tesla supremo, Elon Musk, has revealed his company’s plans to ease traffic congestion in cities by transporting cars through networks of underground tunnels on high-speed skates, capable of travelling up to 130 miles per hour. The forward thinking entrepreneur and founder of Tesla laid out his plans for The Boring Company – accompanied with a(…)

New technology not trusted by large portion of UK drivers 0

Motorists do not trust new developments in the automotive industry, according to a new survey. In an ongoing move to eliminate fossil-fuel emissions, switch to electric, increase intelligence in cars and cut the cost of drivers – the automotive industry is moving at a pace that motorists cannot keep up with and it is making(…)

Driverless cars will start UK motorway trials in 2019 0

A consortium of UK companies has announced plans to begin autonomous vehicle testing on UK roads and motorways in 2019. The partnership, known as the ‘Driven’ group also intends to trial a fleet of driverless cars between London and Oxford. The vehicles will be able to communicate with each other about potential hazards on the(…)

Apple to start testing self-driving cars 0

Apple is set to join the growing roster of companies testing self-driving technology, after securing a permit to begin trials in California. The permit will allow Apple to start self-driving tests with three vehicles and six drivers, who will act in a supervisory role should the technology malfunction. The cars to be used for the(…)

Disability vehicles to be taken away from thousands 0

Over 50,000 UK people with disabilities have had their specially modified vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits were introduced in 2013. The ‘Motability’ enterprise allowed people with disabilities to hire a car, scooter or powered wheelchair adapted specifically to their needs. The scheme has revealed that 51,000 people have had their vehicles reclaimed(…)