self-driving

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)