Tag: driverless vehicles

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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Delphi partners TomTom on driverless technology

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Delphi Technologies PLC has announced a collaboration with TomTom, known for its satnav products. According to the two companies, the partners will collaborate on “electronic and software applications designed to further optimize vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions through the use of real-time mapping data”.

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Continental celebrates 50 years of tyre tests with driverless vehicles

Continental celebrates 50 years of tyre tests with driverless vehicles

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Driverless cars? Continental had those 50 years ago…It is exactly half a century today since the tyre maker demonstrated its first electronically controlled driverless car at its Contidrom facility in Germany. In those days a car cruising the Contidrom circuit without someone behind the wheel was a novel sight, to say the least, and Continental recalls that more than 400 newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television channels reported on the events of 11 September 1968.

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Bridgestone aiming for driver-free tyre noise testing

Bridgestone aiming for driver-free tyre noise testing

18th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Together with autonomous driving specialist ZMP Inc., Bridgestone Corporation has launched a development project to utilise automated driving technology in tyre noise tests. By removing the driver from the process, the Japanese firms aim to increase the accuracy and efficiency of this particular tyre test.

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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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Electric city shuttle buses coming to London, with Acorus technology

Electric city shuttle buses coming to London, with Acorus technology

5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Last September, Michelin and Maxion Wheels jointly presented a flexible wheel solution that features the tyre maker’s Acorus Technology. This solution has been adopted by French driverless vehicle specialist Navya for its autonomous electric shuttle bus, which is already on the roads in five cities around the world. The electric city shuttle is now making its debut in London.

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Driverless cars on UK roads by 2021 says chancellor

27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under Government plans to invest in the sector. In his budget, chancellor Philip Hammond announced that driverless cars will be able to be tested without any human operator inside or outside the car, and without the legal constraints and rules that apply in many other EU nations, and much of the US.

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Goodyear opens office in Silicon Valley

1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has opened its first office in the Silicon Valley in a bid to develop relations with automakers, suppliers and mobility-related startups working on the next generations of vehicles and service models.

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Driverless lorries to be trialled next year

31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be trialled on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced. A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle “platoons”.

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Automated driving solution three years away – Continental

Automated driving solution three years away – Continental

13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the future of driving, your Cruising Chauffeur awaits. That’s the name Continental has given its eagerly-awaited automated driving technology, and regardless of how it rolls off the tongue, Cruising Chauffeur represents something that will significantly change our driving experience. Continental plans to bring Cruising Chauffeur into production in 2020.

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Continental acquires share in driverless mobility firm EasyMile

Continental acquires share in driverless mobility firm EasyMile

5th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Technology company and tyre maker Continental has agreed to acquire a minority share participation in French autonomous driving company EasyMile SAS, a firm currently focusing on the development of driverless electric shuttles. In addition to the equity investment, the companies plan close cooperation in the fields of environmental sensors, braking systems and driving safety technologies. The transaction’s completion is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

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Driverless refuse truck starts trials in Sweden

5th June 2017 | 0 Comments

A Swedish waste and recycling company has begun trials of a fully autonomous dustbin lorry, which it claims will increase the safety and environmental benefits of weekly waste collections. The truck, which is being tested in Gothenburg by waste and recycling operator Renova, attains autonomy by first being driven on a refuse collection route manually and then ‘remembering’ the route.

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Engineers respond to driverless shuttle bus launch

7th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Philippa Oldham, Head of Manufacturing and Transport at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said in response to news of the launch of a new driverless shuttle bus in Greenwich:

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Tesloop and Goodyear planning digital tyre future

6th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has signed a technology agreement with California-based Tesloop Inc. to model tyre performance based on data generated by the city-to-city mobility service. Tesloop operates a fleet of semi-autonomous Tesla vehicles, providing a shared passenger transportation service for distances between 50 and 300 miles.

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Lords committee visit driverless vehicle research project

6th December 2016 | 0 Comments

As part of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into autonomous vehicles, the Committee have today visited the GATEway Project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of the research development programmes for self-driving vehicles in the UK.

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