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Open testing event for Driverless and Autonomous vehicle technology

Free test track time for Connected and Autonomous vehicles
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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition briefing - open to disruptive innovations

Encouraged by a potential boost from intelligent vehicles to the UK economy estimated to be worth £51 billion per year and 320,000 additional jobs by 2030, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is investing up to £20 million to support industry through Innovate UK’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition . Yesterday, at a briefing and networking event in...
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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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As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing as exhibited at Transport Systems Catapult’s Imagine Festival Tim Armitage , who is leading a trial of autonomous road-going cars and public transport in the Autodrive consortium, said he has been approached by at least two large global car manufacturers that want to conduct tests in the UK . ...
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Government OKs restricted driverless car tests and to issue Code of Practice, plus will review and amend regulations by summer 2017

12 February 2015 - The Department for Transport yesterday published its review of road legislation required to allow development of driverless car technology that gave approval for limited testing of driverless vehicles on public roads. The report The Pathway to Driverless Cars - Summary report and action plan concluded that driverless vehicles can already legally be tested on public...
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Register for the Driverless Cars Competition - Webinar Briefing

The Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, working in partnership with Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board), are to invest up to £10m in collaborative R&D projects to research further how driverless cars can be integrated into everyday life in the UK.   Further from the information and networking event on the 30 th ...
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Ministry publishes consultation on road rule changes and testing procedures for driverless cars - road testing will require backup driver controls

As announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable on launching the Introducing driverless cars to UK roads competition last week, the Department of Transport yesterday published the terms of its promised review into the various bits of legislation and rules impacted by testing driverless vehicles on the Queen’s highway. This includes an invitation to comment on issues to be addressed by...
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Nissan extends roadmap towards fully automated vehicles - more intelligence required

In a speech this month to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's outlined his company's roadmap towards what he calls Autonomous Drive vehicles, which Nissan aims to bring to market by 2020 . However, by outlining what he considers acheivable the message was to dampen expectation for what he described as “Self-driving cars” - that would not require human...
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£10 million Driverless Cars Challenge competition - hold the date Wed 30 July

Driverless car competition to launch shortly. Info day 30 July 2014
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Registration now open for the Driverless Cars Challenge briefing event on 30th July

Register now to attend on 30th July via webinar or in person
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Driverless car: Google awarded US patent for technology

A US patent for self-driving cars has been awarded to Google.  The intellectual property rights relate to a method to switch a vehicle from a human-controlled mode into the state where it takes charge of the wheel.  It explains how the car would know when to take control, where it is located and which direction to drive in. The application for  Transitioning a...
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Open testing event for Driverless and Autonomous vehicle technology

Free test track time for Connected and Autonomous vehicles

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition briefing - open to disruptive innovations

Encouraged by a potential boost from intelligent vehicles to the UK economy estimated to...

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...

As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing...

Register for the Driverless Cars Competition - Webinar Briefing

The Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and...

Nissan extends roadmap towards fully automated vehicles - more intelligence required

In a speech this month to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos...