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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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RoSPA urges people not to call drivers on their phones

In a campaign against distracted driving in the UK, callers are being urged to delay placing calls to people they know are driving until the journey’s end. During this week, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) in the UK is …

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Android app warns drivers of blocked roads ahead

A new app for the Android platform from TomTom warns of traffic jams and delays on the road ahead to prepare drivers for the unexpected. In an effort to better inform drivers of what lies ahead and thereby avoid any …

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High investment in powertrain and crash testing facilities

Millbrook has made considerable investments into its powertrain and crash testing facilities as well as its winter proving grounds in Finland. UK based vehicle test and engineering group, Millbrook, is attending the Automotive Testing Expo which will run in Germany’s …

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Canary Wharf integrates ANPR into security management

Genetec has supplied AutoVu ANPR as part of its video management system controlling security and vehicular access control at Canary Wharf in London. After running an analogue, DVR-based video surveillance system for many years, the Canary Wharf district of East …

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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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Annual school road safety event to take place in June

Road safety charity Brake is organisating its annual Giant Walk event involving school children to promote road safety and a healthy lifestyle. Following on from previous successful events, Brake is once again organising its Giant Walk event across the country. …

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Full vehicle cyber security testing

HORIBA MIRA is now able to offer full vehicle cyber-security testing to military standards in its large vehicle chamber. Vehicle engineering research organisation, HORIBA MIRA has entered a partnership with CPTAS (CESG Platform TEMPEST Accreditation Scheme) accredited Secure Systems and …

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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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