Queen’s Speech introduces an Electric Vehicles Bill

New Bill unveiled in Queen’s Speech to require charging points to be fitted at services and fuel stations, support driverless cars and keep insurance claims simple Motorway services and petrol stations may be forced to install electric charging points as part of Government plans to ensure the UK “remains a world leader in new industries”.

Passenger economy will develop as autonomous vehicles take to roads

Technology company Intel has released a study into the creation of a new ‘passenger economy’ when autonomous vehicles become commonplace on roads around the world. The company believes that this new opportunity will be more than twice the size of the ‘sharing economy’, and will develop to support the idle time when drivers become passengers

Lyft and nuTonomy are deploying a fleet of self-driving electric cars in the US

The ride-sharing platform Lyft has been quite active through partnerships in the self-driving space. It took an important $500 million from GM to work with them on the deployment of autonomous cars in their fleet. They also announced a similar deal with Alphabet’s Waymo last month. Now they announce another partnership with a self-driving car

Electric Car Interview Podcast on UK Health Radio

I was lucky enough to be invited by Mike Dilke of Relaxback UK to be interviewed for his regular podcast on UK Health Radio. We discussed the implications of electric cars for people suffering back pain and looked into some of the possible implications of truly autonomous electric cars in the near future. (… now

EV Robotic Charger by PowerHydrant

PowerHydrant is an early stage startup focused on applying the “smartphone dividend” to deliver 3D sensor based conductive autonomous fast-charging for Autonomous Vehicles and eMobility. Based in Boston’s Innovation District, PowerHydrant is a member of the MIT Startup Exchange and part of Autodesk’s inaugural Startups-in-Residence (STIR) group. Read more: Electric Vehicles Research

Uk Aims To Be “World Number One” In Driverless Cars

With a new “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Hub”, the UK government is streamlining its efforts to become the leading nation in driverless mobility. The administration’s bold vision will intensify international competition. The day before petitioning for divorce from the EU, the UK government outlined its vision for a national autonomous vehicle testing infrastructure, offering to

Self-Driving and Electric Cars Are Going to Have Tons of Strange Effects on Society

Electric cars will be good for the planet and autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of road accidents. That much we know. But what other impacts will the coming automobile revolution provide? First, a bit of managing expectations: without regulatory incentives, America’s electric car adoption looks like it will be slow to grow, and the