I saw my first autonomous electric pod in Milton Keynes today while taking a lunchtime walk. Although I’ve followed the development of the Lutz Pathfinder for a few years, this was the first time I’ve seen one ‘in the flesh’. It appeared to be undergoing testing on undeveloped land on the eastern side of the
India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.
Nitin Gadkari said the government would “not allow any technology that takes away jobs”. He said India needed to recruit about 22,000 more commercial drivers and would be opening 100 training facilities to address the need. India’s road system and sometimes chaotic traffic makes it a difficult place to develop the technology. The Hindustan Times
A fully electric version of the Mini will be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW has said. The carmaker said the model would go into production in 2019, with Oxford the main “production location” for the Mini three-door model. However, the electric motor will be built in Germany before being shipped to Cowley