Autonomous Vehicles

News and features relating to partial or fully autonomous vehicles and driverless cars

Demonstration available of real-time localisation

TomTom is demonstrating its technology enabling vehicle localisation down to lane level for use in autonomous driving. TomTom has launched its Localisation Demonstrator, a new demonstration device that uses its HD Map and RoadDNA technology to provide lane-level localisation of …

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Over half of passengers opposed to driverless cars

A survey by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers gauges the reaction of people to being a passenger in a driverless car of the future. With increased activity in the development of autonomous or driverless cars as companies such as Google …

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UK autonomous vehicle development opportunities

The IMechE has commented on the inclusion of the Modern Transport Bill for autonomous and electric vehicles within the Queen’s annual speech. During her annual speech, HM the Queen stated “My ministers will ensure the United Kingdom is at the …

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Nissan plans staged introduction of autonomy

ProPilot will be the first stage of autonomous drive technology to be introduced in 2017 by Nissan on the new Qashqai. New legislation for insuring self-driving cars in the UK will have a significant role in the adoption and integration …

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The key stages of autonomous development

Thatcham Research provides details of each step in the development of fully autonomous vehicles and the expected timescale. In response to the Queen’s speech which took place on 18th May and which introduced the new Transport Bill, which includes acceleration …

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UK design students take autonomous interior challenge

Industrial design students from London are working with Renault on understanding the impact of autonomy on vehicle interior design. Renault has collaborated with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London to offer MA Industrial Design students the exclusive opportunity …

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German car maker invests in Artificial Intelligence

Volkswagen is taking a stake in scientific AI institution to expand its research into vehicle safety and automation. DFKI, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, has received investment from German vehicle manufacturer, Volkswaken, which hopes to benefit from the …

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Public invited to take part in automated vehicle trials

TRL is inviting members of the public to register to take part in driverless vehicle trials taking place this year in the London Borough of Greenwich. Registration is now open for members of the public wishing to take part in …

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Volvo demonstrates autonomous mining truck

A fully autonomous construction vehicle used in the mining industry is being demonstrated in Sweden by Volvo. Part of a wider research and development project into autonomous vehicles conducted by Volvo, a new heavy goods vehicle is being unveiled by …

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Collision avoidance system for Frankfurt trams

Trams in Frankfurt have received approval for an electronic driver assist system that automatically applies the brakes to prevent an imminent collision. Drawing on its extensive expertise in providing Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) for the automotive industry, Bosch is …

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