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Register for 4 August briefing: £20 million competition to support improved vehicle connectivity, autonomy and interactivity

The government has announced (on 19 July 2015) the launch of a £20 million competitive fund for collaborative research and development into driverless vehicles , along with a code of practice for testing plus formation of a new policy unit to co-ordinate government policy on driverless cars and connected technology. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is to invest...
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Volvo unveils technology behind first large scale testing of driverless cars testing on city highways to take place in 2017

  20 February 2015 - Volvo yesterday held an online press conference in which it unveiled the technology behind its Drive Me programme , which it claims will be the first large scale, real world testing of autonomous vehicles, using real cars, with regular drivers in normal city traffic. The Swedish manufacture has partnered with the Gothenburg city authorities,...
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Ford offers a peak into plans for driverless cars as part of a re-imagined future

5 February 2015 - Coinciding with an announcement yesterday of a two-year study into new personal mobility models in partnership with with Aachen University, Ford Motor Company President and CEO Mark Fields has outlined some brief details of his company’s contribution to the UK Autodrive driverless cars initiative. In early December 2014, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne...
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Department of Transport announces a study into consumer attitudes and behaviours concerning driverless cars

In a speech yesterday at the PACTS Driverless Vehicles Conference at Thatcham , Claire Perry MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Member of Parliament for Devizes) pre-announced the commissioning of a further study on to subject of driverless cars - of consumers to “reassure the public that we are careful of the risk” while “recognising the...
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CityMobil2 driverless bus project demonstration has teething issues ‘sul lungomare’

Dr. Alexander Hars, of German software company Inventivio GmbH , has reported in his blog Driverless car market watch that on the a webinar update on 4 September given by the CityMobil2 project at the end of two month trial of a driverless bus service, hat reported ‘mixed results’ in a real life road tests. Two autonomous electric buses supplied by French company Robosoft carried...
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Ford and Renault reveal contrasting blueprints for future vehicle automation

Ford has publicised some details of how it plans to develop its Blueprint for Mobility by publicising some details of an automated version of its Ford Fusion Hybrid . Ford's Blueprint for Mobility concept, as espoused by its executive chairman Bill Ford, envisions autonomous functionality and advanced technologies after 2025 to reduce congestion and its knock-on damaging environmental...
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Government updates timing of the proposed trials of autonomous vehicles on UK roads and promises a £10m million prize to incentive research

9 December 2013 - Alongside the government's Spending Review back in June, the then Secretary of State for Transport presented the report outlying its strategy for roads Action for Roads - A network for the 21st century that included a promise to work to encourage the development and introduction of autonomous vehicles on UK roads. It also stated there would be a scoping study to look at...
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Register for 4 August briefing: £20 million competition to support improved vehicle connectivity, autonomy and interactivity

The government has announced (on 19 July 2015) the launch of a £20 million competitive fund...

Ford offers a peak into plans for driverless cars as part of a re-imagined future

5 February 2015 - Coinciding with an announcement yesterday of a two-year study into new...

Department of Transport announces a study into consumer attitudes and behaviours concerning driverless cars

In a speech yesterday at the PACTS Driverless Vehicles Conference at Thatcham , Claire...

CityMobil2 driverless bus project demonstration has teething issues ‘sul lungomare’

Dr. Alexander Hars, of German software company Inventivio GmbH , has reported in his blog ...

Ford and Renault reveal contrasting blueprints for future vehicle automation

Ford has publicised some details of how it plans to develop its Blueprint for Mobility by...