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Tata Group confirms plans to build gigafactory for batteries in the UK

The company says the £4bn investment will create up to 4,000 new direct jobs and thousands more in the wider supply chain. The owner of Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to build an electric car battery factory in the UK. Tata Group says it’s planning to invest more than £4bn, with Prime Minister Rishi

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Remote autonomous car-hailing trial now live in Milton Keynes

British start-up Imperium Drive has started its Fetch trial in Milton Keynes that will see remote-controlled driverless vehicles used as a car-hailing service. The technology enables users to summon an unmanned vehicle via a smartphone app, which is driven by a remote driver to their location. The customer then drives the car normally to their

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Nissan Leaf breaks UK record for longest self-driving car journey

Autonomous model completes complex 230-mile trip from Bedfordshire to Sunderland A self-navigating car has successfully driven itself for 230 miles, the longest and most complex journey undertaken so far on UK roads by an autonomous vehicle. The Nissan Leaf, fitted with GPS, radar, Lidar laser measurement technology and cameras, travelled from Nissan’s technical centre in

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Nothing To See Here, Just An Autonomous Renault Zoe With A Lambo Door

Renault and several partners have started “The Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab” project which aims to make self-driving transportation a reality in France. The project aims to develop new mobility services using dedicated lane and public and campus streets to supplement the existing Saclay Plateau transportation systems. Made possible by Renault’s collaboration with the Transdev Group, IRT

Electric car with A.I. to undertake 745 mile Australian ‘road trip’

An electric vehicle with artificial intelligence (AI) sensors and computers is set to embark on a 1,200 kilometer (745 mile), three-month journey in Queensland, Australia. The zero-emissions Renault ZOE will be used to map roads in the state, which is in the northeast of the country. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), which

BMW and FCA alliance to develop autonomous cars

BMW GROUP and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have formed an alliance, along with technology company Intel and advanced driver assistance systems company Mobileye, to develop self-driving vehicles. The four companies signed a memorandum of understanding in order to allow them to work together on a new ‘world-leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform’. Under the arrangement, each organisation

Apple’s autonomous programme reportedly ‘where Google was three years ago’

Apple’s development of autonomous driving technology, following a major refocussing and scaling back of its auto project last year, is way behind its main competitors, a source familiar with autonomous vehicle technology and who has seen their tech told Business Insider. They say that Apple’s autonomous technology, a field CEO Tim Cook described as the ‘mother