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Royal Mail goes electric with Peugeot 0

The Royal Mail is to buy 100 electric Peugeot vans and install charging infrastructure across its network, the organisation has announced. The vans in question, Peugeot Partner L2 Electric vans are 100% electric and are to be used by the Royal Mail to deliver letters and parcels from its national delivery offices. The postal service(…)

Save national grid – charge electric cars smartly says minister 0

The UK’s national grid is coming under increasing pressure as the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads grows. With this in mind, it’s vital that motorists learn to recharge their cars at the right time of day, a minister has said. Transport minister, John Hayes, said that it was imperative that battery powered vehicles(…)

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(…)