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
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
The new CEO of Ford Motor Company, Jim Hackett, has suggested that there will be no ‘robot takeover’ when it comes to the introduction of autonomous vehicles on roads around the globe. Speaking at the manufacturer’s City of Tomorrow event, Hackett, who headed up Ford’s Smart Mobility subsidiary before taking over as CEO, predicted that
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
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
One of the leading on-demand ridesharing companies has committed to charging its forthcoming autonomous electric vehicle fleet with electricity from renewable sources. One of the promises of services such as Lyft and Uber (which are called ridesharing platforms but are more like dispatchers for freelance taxis) is that they will reduce the need for car