Tag: autonomous cars

UK motorists in love with driving, says survey

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A large number (46 per cent) of middle aged drivers admitted to using their cars for ‘me time’ to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. New consumer research from LeasePlan UK, one of the world’s largest vehicle management groups, shows Brits still have a love for driving and the freedom it gives them. The happiest of all drivers, still coming off the hype of passing their test, are the youngest motorists (26 per cent) compared to just 15 per cent of 45 to 54 year olds.

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Most new cars autonomous within 10 years – Tesla’s Elon Musk

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Tesla founder Elon Musk believes almost all new cars will be autonomous within a decade. Speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association, he said, “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous.”

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Motorists prioritise safety over vanity, says Goodyear

Motorists prioritise safety over vanity, says Goodyear

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Drivers chose safety (36 per cent) as the most important reason to have an innovative feature on a car, rather than whether the feature looks good (2 per cent) according to a survey from Goodyear Tyres.

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Volvo launches driverless vehicle trial in the UK

Volvo launches driverless vehicle trial in the UK

Monday 16th May 2016 | 0 Comments

On 3 May Volvo Cars announced that it is planning an autonomous driving (AD) trial in the UK next year. The company said it is pioneering the development of AD systems globally as part of its commitment that no one will be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo by the year 2020.

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Goodyear reveals spherical concept tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Goodyear reveals spherical concept tyre at Geneva Motor Show

Tuesday 1st March 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has unveiled its latest concept tyre, the Eagle-360, and it’s one of the more radical departures from traditional tyre design; it is a sphere. The 3-D printed model presents a long-term vision of future mobility, in which autonomous driving is expected to be more mainstream. Goodyear's video demonstrating its vision of the Eagle-360's place in the future of autonomous mobility is embedded in the full article.

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Cenex to host connected and autonomous vehicles conference

Thursday 18th February 2016 | 0 Comments

Cenex – on behalf of Drive West Midlands – has announced it will be hosting a free to attend event focused on developing the UK supply chain of connected and autonomous vehicles in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN), on Friday 11 March 2016 at Horiba Mira […]

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Autonomous vehicles ‘would save lives and benefit economy’ says report

Wednesday 17th February 2016 | 0 Comments

A new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling for urgent Government and industry action to encourage the greater use of autonomous and driverless vehicles. Philippa Oldham, head of transport at the Institution of the Mechanical Engineers and lead author of the report, said: “We need to urgently resolve legislative, technological and insurance […]

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