Digital future for UK roads network focus of new Commission study

Harnessing the potential of digitally connected autonomous cars and commercial vehicles to increase road safety, tackle congestion and improve the accessibility of transport services will be the focus of a new National Infrastructure Commission study on connected and autonomous mobility (CAM). The government has this week published the terms of reference for the study, first announced in […]

New self-driving cars legislation to make roads safer and boost growth, House of Lords hears

A new legal framework for self-driving cars provides an “unprecedented opportunity” to improve safety and connectivity on UK roads, as well as boost the economy, Parliament has heard. The Automated Vehicles Bill, which is set to introduce regulation for self-driving road vehicles, was welcomed by peers in Westminster during its second reading, reports Yahoo News. […]

New laws to safely roll out self-driving vehicles across British roads

New laws introduced into Parliament yesterday (8 November 2023) will put safety at the heart of the roll-out of self-driving vehicle technology and position the UK as world-leaders of this exciting £42 billion industry. As announced in the King’s Speech on Tuesday 7 November, the government’s new Automated Vehicles (AV) Bill will deliver one of the most […]

Driverless buses and lorries could be on the road network by the end of the decade

The Automated Vehicle Bill, that was confirmed in yesterday’s Kings Speech could mean driverless buses and lorries could be on the road network by the end of the decade. The King unveiled plans for an Automated Vehicle Bill that will ease restrictions on new computer-controlled vehicles where humans are mere passengers.  It will seek to […]

Driverless’ public transport under consideration amid Northumberland development

Innovate UK has awarded £160k for a study to determine the feasibility of an autonomous, ‘driverless’ public transport system between Seaton Delaval Station and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH) in Cramlington. The initiative, led by developer Dysart, in collaboration with Newcastle University, Milestone Transport Planning, Dromos, and Pegasus Group holds the promise of […]

Oxbotica and Google Cloud Unite to accelerate adoption of autonomous driving solutions

Oxbotica, the British-based autonomous vehicle software developer, has announced a new strategic collaboration with Google Cloud that will help accelerate the deployment of its autonomous software platform to customers around the world. The partnership will combine Google Cloud’s expertise in cloud infrastructure with Oxbotica’s market-leading autonomous vehicle software to create scalable, safe, and reliable autonomous […]

UK’s first driverless electric bus opens to public in Oxfordshire

Members of the travelling public in Oxfordshire can now take a free ride on the UK’s first self-driving electric bus service at Milton Park science park. The current route shuttles passengers around the site near Didcot which is home to 250 companies and 9,000 employees. It runs from the Park’s flexible workspace, the Bee House, to its […]

Autonomous vehicles to be tested on Ohio rural roads

Drivers may soon see automated vehicles on rural roadways in central and southeast Ohio as DriveOhio’s Rural Automated Driving Systems (ADS) project begins two deployments to gather data that will help define future technology needs. Automated vehicle technology is revolutionizing the transportation industry, including the way that goods move, and people travel. While most automated […]

Self-driving cars could nearly double road congestion, says Government report

Driverless cars could add to more congestion on UK roads, a new Government report has warned. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) Traffic Projections for England and Wales report says delays could rise up to 85% from 2025 and 2060 in driverless cars are using the network. The analysis is based on connected and autonomous vehicles […]

New rules to improve road safety and enable fully driverless vehicles in the EU

The new Vehicle General Safety Regulation starts applying today. It introduces a range of mandatory advanced driver assistant systems to improve road safety and establishes the legal framework for the approval of automated and fully driverless vehicles in the EU. The new safety measures will help to better protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists across the EU, expectedly […]

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