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Connected infrastructure testing to begin in UK

HORIBA MIRA joins the UK CITE consortium and begins working on the first phase of testing autonomous and connected vehicles and infrastructure. A new project has now been started using money from the £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund released by …

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UK drivers harbour double standards in driver behaviour

A survey by a motoring assistance organisation reveals the UK motoring public have double standards concerning offences and enforcement. Results of a survey conducted by GEM Motoring Assist confirm we’re a nation guilty of double standards when it comes to …

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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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Concern over insurance disputes with driverless cars

SmartWitness survey shows the level of concern held by motorists on the dispute process over insurance claims involving autonomous vehicles. A survey undertaken by in-vehicle surveillance company, SmartWitness, has been gauging the public reaction to the advent of driverless cars …

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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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20mph speed limit encouragement from London Mayor

The new Mayor of London has said he will encourage the wider use of 20mph speed limits in the city boroughs to protect vulnerable road users. UK road safety charity, Brake says that the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, …

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Government funding for Australian crash test programme

The Australian government has committed to providing over 2 million dollars during the next two years in support of crash test assessments on new vehicles. As part of National Road Safety Week which is currently taking place in Australia, the …

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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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Clean air zones not the complete answer to pollution

The FTA has spoken out against inflexibility of Government proposed Clean Air Zones to combat city pollution problems. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has spoken in support of a report into air quality and transport that claims Government’s plans for …

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