self-driving

Volvo to sell thousands of cars to Uber 0

Uber and Volvo have come to an agreement which will see the Chinese owned Swedish car maker supply the ride-hailing firm with thousands of cars. Uber will add its inhouse developed autonomous driving tech to the vehicles. The agreement, which is not exclusive, will see Volvo provide Uber with thousands of ‘base-vehicles’ between 2019 and(…)

Driverless cars to be on UK roads by 2021 says Hammond 0

Driverless cars could be on UK roads as early as 2021 if government plans to invest in the sector come to fruition. Chancellor Philip Hammond said in an interview with the BBC that the aim was to have “fully driverless cars” without the need for a safety operator in use by 2021. “Some would say(…)

Toyota’s self-driving car has two steering wheels to stop robot joyriding 0

Toyota has released images of its new self-driving car. The first thing that strikes you from the pictures is that it has two steering wheels. The reason for this apparently is to better transfer control from human to robot.   The vehicle being used for the tests is a Lexus LS 600hL and is equipped(…)

Will autonomous cars pave the way for younger drivers and newer tests? 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive Jacqueline Gordon Autonomous cars – the latest stage in the evolution of the automobile. Able to drive themselves, take control, reduce road-traffic accidents and ensure we stick within the speed limit. The self-driving, four-wheeled runarounds will have minds of their own and could potentially save(…)

Peugeot concept reveals brand’s vision for the future 0

Peugeot has revealed its vision of the car of the future and it more closely resembles a smartphone rather than a car. Even the name ‘car’ has been ditched for ‘device’, as the new Instinct concept is far more than just a method of transportation. The snazzy new concept revealed at the recent Frankfurt Motor(…)

Samsung gets self-driving permit 0

The state of California has granted Samsung a permit to start public road trials of its self-driving vehicles. Samsung doesn’t intend to build the autonomous cars itself, but is developing the technology required to allow the vehicles to self-drive. This follows a similar decision by the South Korean Government to allow Samsung to begin testing(…)

UK Government gears up to trial self-driving lorries on motorways 0

This is a guest blog by Servicing Stop PR Executive – Jacqueline Gordon When autonomous cars hit our roads sometime in the next few years, they will be truly revolutionary. Delivery firms, cab companies and motorists alike are expected to embrace the self-driving vehicles as a convenient alternative to a human driver. But is there(…)

Want to know what cars will be like when you’re fifty (or older)? 0

The development of vehicle technology seems to have accelerated in recent years. Okay,  we’re yet to crack flying cars but surely it’s only a matter of time. Autonomous, self driving cars – the idea of which would have sounded ridiculous not so long ago – are already on the not so distant horizon, and a(…)

Toyota team up with major players towards automotive tech 0

Toyota has teamed up with a cluster of the tech industry’s major players to develop software that will help support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. The companies involved in the collaboration with Toyota are Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT Docomo. The collective are to be called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium and have(…)

Will autonomous cars render the driving license obsolete? 0

They’re not yet a familiar sight on the nation’s roads, but the experts are predicting that it’s only a matter of time. As autonomous driving tech continues to evolve and driverless cars begin tests in areas of the UK, how far away are we from road travel being largely automated? Will we still need a(…)