Tag: autonomous vehicles

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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ABI and Thatcham call for better clarity over ‘autonomous’ vehicles

12th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Thatcham Research are today (12 June) issuing an urgent call to carmakers and legislators for greater clarity around the capability of vehicles sold with technology that does more and more driving on behalf of motorists.

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Wendy Williamson delivers keynote speech at Automechanika Birmingham

Wendy Williamson delivers keynote speech at Automechanika Birmingham

12th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Wendy Williamson, chief executive of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), has provided an extensive insight into the future of the automotive aftermarket in a speech delivered to a packed audience at the Aftermarket Theatre, Automechanika Birmingham 2018.

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New driverless cars milestone achieved as Driven shows vehicles interacting

23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday 18 April the Driven consortium demonstrated publicly for the first time the capabilities of its fleet of autonomous vehicles to interact and ‘talk’ to each other. From its headquarters at the RACE Building at the Culham Science Centre in Abingdon, Driven set two of its vehicles, a white and blue 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium hybrid and a 2017 Ford Mondeo hybrid on the roads to show assembled media the latest milestone in the project.

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8 million autonomous vehicles by 2025

17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

OEMs are driving the rapid deployment of autonomous vehicles and the growth of sensor types that underpin the technology. With this in mind, ABI Research analysts recently forecast that there will be 8 million consumer vehicles shipping in 2025 that feature SAE Level 3 and 4 technologies (where drivers will still be necessary but are able to completely shift safety-critical functions to the vehicle under certain conditions) and SAE Level 5 technology (where no driver will be required at all).  This, in turn, will help drive the shipments of vital Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors that underpin the technology. As many as 36 million LiDAR units are expected to ship in 2025, corresponding to a market value of $7.2 billion.

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Autonomous snowploughs at airports aim to reduce delays

Autonomous snowploughs at airports aim to reduce delays

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

The answer to the question ‘how does the guy who drives the snowplough get to work?’ could soon have an answer, as snowploughs at airports may soon be autonomous.

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Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

Volvo to develop autonomous electric buses for Singapore

11th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development programme for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. For Volvo Group this will be the first autonomous application in public transportation. Volvo Group has also presented an autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier.

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The year of disruption?

9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

At the start of a new year it is customary to take stock of the previous year and look forward to the next 12 months. This was something we at Tyres & Accessories did with online readership figures in January and found that our you love tyre test coverage first and foremost. But this wasn’t the only subject being read. Coverage of various countries’ decisions to ban combustion engines during the next decade or two was a top story on tyrepress.com last year, and it was also talk of the wider automotive industry.

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