Autonomous Vehicles

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

Autonomy to have profound effect on insurance industry

Volvo and Thatcham Research are discussing the effects of autonomous driving technology on the motor vehicle insurance industry in the next two decades. A high level discussion is taking place today in the UK headed by Volvo Cars and Thatcham …

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Volvo plans China autonomous car experiment

Up to 100 Volvo autonomous cars could soon by being driven on Chinese roads as part of a safe driving experiment being planned by the Swedish manufacturer. The most advanced autonomous driving experiment ever undertaken in China is being planned …

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Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go function

Ford extends the function of its adaptive cruise control on the 2017 Fusion models with stop and go technology for use in congested city traffic. Helping drivers to overcome the stress and wasted time of sitting in congested traffic, Ford …

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Autonomous drive mapping extended in USA

Further High Definition maps including RoadDNA physical feature mapping extended to further highways in Nevada and California to support autonomous vehicle testing. TomTom has launched its High Definition (HD) Map and RoadDNA products covering all interstates and highways in Nevada …

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Swedish parliament takes part in driverless car seminar

Autoliv joins other Drive Me project participants in make seminar presentations on cross-sector autonomous vehicle collaboration. Autoliv will speak to the Swedish parliament on how cross-sector collaboration in automotive, traffic and infrastructure development can spur both safety and innovation. The …

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Engineering body encourages vehicle autonomy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has issued a report calling for more encouragement for driverless cars and vehicle autonomy usage. Within the report headed by Philippa Oldham, the Head of Transport at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the …

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Vehicle fleet gathers data for autonomous vehicle research

A fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in the London Borough of Greenwich will be equipped with sensors to gather driving behaviour data for automation research. As part of the “MOVE-UK” project involving a consortium led by Bosch and …

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Driverless technology trial receives financial boost

The MOVE_UK autonomous vehicle project led by TRL has received £5.5 million in funding to test driverless technology in real world conditions. As announced by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the …

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Heathrow pods to take to Greenwich streets

Autonomous shuttle pods from Heathrow terminal 5 will be adapted for use in autonomous vehicle trials taking place in the London Borough of Greenwich this summer. Three British companies are working in collaboration to develop new iconic automated pods for …

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Bosch extends autonomous testing to Japan

Unique driving conditions in Japan will help Bosch to take the development of autonomous driving technology to the next level. With testing of driverless vehicles on public roads already taking place in Germany and the USA, Bosch has now taken …

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