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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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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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Intelligent assistants for helping people interact with autonomous cars

While Google works on a prototype driverless car with no user operable pedals or brakes , companies that currently sell cars will be less keen to present such complete ceding of control to machines by its market as a positive view of the future. The step-by-step process of automation of driving tasks is underway , but  manufacturers may continue to flatter the driver to perceive...
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Google Maps claims comprehensive public transport coverage across Great Britain thanks to partnership with ITO World

ITO World , an Ipswich-based transport data company supported in its early days with funding from  The Intelligent Transport Systems and Services Innovation Platform   (a programme underway as the Technology Strategy Board  was itself being formed) , yesterday announced the fruits of a new partnership with Google , that, for the first time, enables Google Maps to...
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Cross-platform development seen as the main roadblock for $25BN in-vehicle apps prize

Contrary to some  reports suggesting Apple's new iPad mini fails to include GPS functionality , the cellular connectivity version of Apple's newly announced iOS device  available from 2 November - with smaller 200mm form factor of similar size to console displays in Mercedes Benz, BMW and Ford and other vehicles - will, in fact,  include location awareness . ...
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Self-driving cars likely to cause disruption to the 'automotive ecosystem'

KPMG kpmg.com and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) have produced a report suggesting that the implications of developments in self-driving cars will be "profoundly disruptive for almost every stakeholder in the automotive ecosystem" . As one industry executive put it, "Everything, from how we move goods to how we move ourselves around, is ripe for...
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Driverless car bill is signed in California at Google headquarters

As reported last week, California State Governor Jerry Brown duly signed legislation to establish safety and performance regulations to test and operate autonomous vehicles on roads across the state . The bill was signed at the headquarters of Google, which has been testing autonomous computer-controlled vehicles for several years.  The bill requires the California Department...
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Jerry Brown to sign Bill at Google to make autonomous vehicles road legal

The California State Governor's Press Office have announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will be joined by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and local elected officials today at Google Headquarters, in Mountain View, where he will give remarks and sign legislation. plans to sign the recently-passed 'Google robot car bill' . According to Chris O'Brien, business and...
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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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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...

Intelligent assistants for helping people interact with autonomous cars

While Google works on a prototype driverless car with no user operable pedals or brakes ,...

Google Maps claims comprehensive public transport coverage across Great Britain thanks to partnership with ITO World

ITO World , an Ipswich-based transport data company supported in its early days with funding...

Cross-platform development seen as the main roadblock for $25BN in-vehicle apps prize

Contrary to some  reports suggesting Apple's new iPad mini fails to include GPS...

Self-driving cars likely to cause disruption to the 'automotive ecosystem'

KPMG kpmg.com and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) have produced a report...

Driverless car bill is signed in California at Google headquarters

As reported last week, California State Governor Jerry Brown duly signed legislation to...

Jerry Brown to sign Bill at Google to make autonomous vehicles road legal

The California State Governor's Press Office have announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown...