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Peugeot begin autonomous car testing 0

The organisation that owns Peugeot, Citroen and more recently Vauxhall and Opel – the PSA Group – has announced a partnership with robotics start-up, nuTonomy, and plans to begin testing its self-driving cars in Singapore. The start-up company, which piped transportation network company, Uber, by launching the first public testing of a robot taxi service,(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Uber self-driving programme runs into problems 0

Uber’s self-driving car development program has temporarily hit the buffers after a crash in Arizona that resulted in one of its vehicles ending up on its side. The enterprising car-hire firm was forced to suspend its pilot commercial service over the weekend, after a further problem in a testing process that has already been plagued(…)

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,(…)

Uber admits problems with self driving car’s ability to deal with bike lanes 0

Car ride company Uber has revealed there is a “problem” with its autonomous vehicles’ ability to cross bike lanes, raising safety concerns for cyclists. This revelation comes days after the company announced it intended to defy Californian regulators ban on self driving vehicles. A spokesman for the company announced on Monday that its engineers were(…)

British insurers ask for driverless car data 0

Driverless car technology is becoming closer and closer to becoming an everyday reality; the changes necessary in the rules of the road however, still appear some way off. The insurance industry has issued a demand for more data from carmakers, regarding accidents involving driverless vehicles, with specific attention to whom or what was culpable. Insurers(…)

Driverless Lorries to be tested on UK roads 0

“Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry… Who’s driving that lorry?!” Autonomous lorries will hit UK roads later this year, it has been announced. Up to 10 lorries – driving just metres apart from each other – are to be tested on British motorways, signalling the start of driverless testing in the UK. The test is(…)

Google’s autonomous crash caused by attempts to humanize technology 0

Google tried to make their robotic driverless cars seem more ‘human’… and they immediately caused an accident. The crash, which took place in California in February, is the first in which the company’s autonomous technology is at least partially responsible for an accident. Engineers at Google have announced that software changes made that gave autonomous(…)

Microsoft and Volvo team up for driverless future 0

Microsoft and Volvo have announced they’re joining forces to reach the goal of autonomous vehicles. With the driverless car being the new go-to technology companies are investing in, these two heavyweights are hoping a joint venture will get them there faster. Not only are they working towards this innovative technology, but Microsoft is already lending(…)