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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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Car safety framework would prevent EU falling behind USA

Thatcham Research adds its backing to a call for regulatory reform to ensure the standard fitment of AEB technology on new vehicles within Europe. Responding to the European Transport Safety Council’s (ETSC) call for an overhaul of the European car …

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FBI warns of cyber threats to connected vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the FBI have issued a joint bulletin on the risks of cyber threats to increasingly connected cars. After high profile successful hacks on the Jeep Cherokee, BMW and the Chevrolet Volt, the issue …

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About Jonathan Newell

Studied Engineering at Loughborough University and now involved in broadcast and technical journalism. Jonathan is based in London and Almaty.
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Risk factors for teenage drivers

Geico has issued a guide to parents of novice drivers on what factors most influence the chances of teenagers being involved in serious collisions. US insurance company, Geico, has issued advice to the parents of teenage drivers to enable them …

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US DoT unveils safer and cleaner transport budget

Nearly 100 billion dollars will be pumped into the US transport network during 2017 as part of the country’s “Beyond Traffic” integrated transport programme. The US Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx has provided details of the 2017 budget, which amounts to …

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Industry support for US autonomy initiative

Bosch joins industrial supporters of recent US government announcements to improve autonomous vehicle development and crash testing in the country. Robert Bosch has applauded recent decisions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Department of Transportation …

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US Government commits to enabling vehicle autonomy

The Department of Transportation has committed to working with the NHTSA on developing guidance and tools that smooth the way to autonomous vehicle development. In his last State of the Union address, President Obama made known his intent to invest …

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NHTSA introduces improved crash test programme

The USA is planning to catch up with other international crash test programmes with the introduction of testing techniques already well established in Europe and Australia. The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has proposed high-tech changes to the National Highway …

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Suit simulates effects of drugs on driving

Ford has developed a drug driving suit similar to its drink driving suit to show young drivers the effects of using illegal drugs before driving. Developed as part of its “Driving Skills for Life” course, which has been operational since …

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UK researcher receives vehicle and road safety award

The US government award for Safety Engineering Excellence has been given to the Transport Research Laboratory’s biomechanics and injury prevention expert, Dr David Hynd. Dr David Hynd, Head of Biomechanics and Injury Prevention and Senior Academy Fellow at TRL (the …

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