Tag: autonomous vehicles

Goodyear and Halfords moves represent the virtualization of the tyre distribution chain

Goodyear and Halfords moves represent the virtualization of the tyre distribution chain

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The ongoing effects of import tariffs, Brexit uncertainty and structural changes in the distribution chain have all affected the tyre business this year. As well as featuring the latest motorsport news and covering market developments in our regular features, this month’s Tyres & Accessories focuses on a number of key examples of changes in the marketplace in our Review of the Year feature. But one trend stands out above the others – virtualization. In short, increasing moves towards electric and autonomous vehicles (complete with their inherent sensorisation tendencies), coupled with changes in vehicle (and tyre) ownership models such as MaaS (Mobility as a Service) are driving changes in the tyre market that are resulting in the virtualizing of parts of the distribution chain.

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End of UK road signs by 2027, says report

End of UK road signs by 2027, says report

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

A new report entitled UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030, proposes that improved vehicle connectivity will result in road signs and signals being decommissioned as early as 2027. The report by Zenzic, an organisation “dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK by uniting industry, government and academia”, states that emerging CAM (connected and automated mobility) technologies will eliminate the need for road signage, with UK drivers seeing “naked highways” by 2027.

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State funding will help UK become lead in driverless vehicle testing, not technology

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK government’s £300 million-odd funding for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) projects is unlikely to establish the country as a leader in CAV technology. However, it is well positioned to become a global hub for CAV testing and regulatory development, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Ricardo, EU assess impacts of autonomous driving on Europe’s automotive industry

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

The automotive industry is one of the key sectors of Europe’s economy and its largest manufacturing industry, providing over 12 million direct and indirect jobs and representing about 5.6 percent of the EU workforce. It is also a leading source of technology development, giving rise to innovations that benefit many other sectors.

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Semcon in new project for safer autonomous vehicles

Semcon in new project for safer autonomous vehicles

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Semcon is part of a new functional safety partnership with a global vehicle manufacturer. This project aims to use quality-assured system solutions to ensure that the autonomous vehicles of the future are reliable.

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Michelin to use autonomous trucks in France

Michelin to use autonomous trucks in France

12th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has selected to use autonomous trucks made by Einride within its supply chain. According to the company, roll-out will commence in 2020, initially with the deployment of Einride’s T-pod – an autonomous, electric truck – at Michelin sites in France.

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Self-driving truck trial evaluated following A14 trial

Self-driving truck trial evaluated following A14 trial

4th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Highways England and Blackwell, the earthworks contractor, have completed work on a short trial involving an autonomous dump truck (ADT) on the A14. The month-long project, which ended on May 1, was paid for with £150,000 from the Government’s Road Investment Strategy (RIS) innovation designation fund and took place on a section of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan has found that the UK could be set for a £62bn windfall from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) by 2030. The report, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, has found that the UK is in pole position in the global race to market for CAVs.

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Open fusion platform simplifies development of autonomous driving functions

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

A German research network incorporating research institutions, universities, IT companies and companies from the automotive industry, has developed a near-series fusion platform with open interfaces (Open Fusion Platform, abbreviated to OFP). It enables vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers to cost-effectively integrate highly and fully automated driver assistance functions for the purposes of automated driving. The […]

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Speed limiters head raft of safety rules due to be introduced from 2022

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

A range of new vehicle safety features, to be fitted as standard on all new cars, vans, lorries and buses sold in Europe from 2022, has moved a step closer after a provisional EU deal was reached in Strasbourg. The new rules include requirements for new technologies, such as Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) and over-ridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), to be fitted as standard for the first time.

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Hella presents strategic orientation toward electromobility

11th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Hella, the global automotive supplier, considers itself well positioned to continue its profitable growth path in the long term, the foundation for which is the consistent positioning of the company along the central automotive market trends of autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitalisation, as well as individualisation. At this year's Capital Markets Day, Hella gave investors and analysts a more detailed overview of its strategic orientation in the field of electromobility.

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Ricardo shows path to commercial success in the ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ revolution

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

The international automotive industry stands on the cusp of potentially the largest transformation since the dawn of mass production. This will be driven by several concurrent influences, notably electrification and connected and automated vehicle technologies – but perhaps the most profound changes will be in the manner of vehicle use.

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Continental considering delivery robots to accompany autonomous pods

Continental considering delivery robots to accompany autonomous pods

9th January 2019 | 0 Comments

During the CES 2019 technology show in Las Vegas, Continental is exhibiting how a driverless vehicle could be paired with a robotic delivery hound. No it’s not 1 April, but do think “deliverwoof”.

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Osram partners Joyson Safety Systems in ‘super cruise’ semi-autonomous driving system

7th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors and Joyson Safety Systems are equipping the new Cadillac CT6 with an innovative system for semi-autonomous driving. According to the two companies, ‘Super Cruise’ is the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology. Osram’s infrared and LED components, which are embedded in Joyson Safety Systems’ steering wheel for the Cadillac CT6, allow the system to monitor driver attentiveness by tracking his or her head position to ensure drivers are watching the road ahead while ‘Super Cruise’ is engaged.

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Insurers warn against ‘autonomous’ term – Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds

Insurers warn against ‘autonomous’ term – Institution of Mechanical Engineers responds

14th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Jenifer Baxter, head of engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, has responded to news that car insurers have warned carmakers against the use of the word “autonomous” in their marketing.

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