Driverless vehicles in the here-and-now with Scott Belcher on Highways Voices

This week on Highways Voices, we talk about real world here-and-now driverless solutions. We’re joined by the former President and CEO of ITS America, Scott Belcher who is now Executive Director of ACES Mobility, a group looking to boost last mile Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared journeys with a new American initiative. Subscribe to Highways Voices […]

Cruise accused of “misleding” regulators over San Francisco crash

General Motors’ driverless susidiary Cruise is being accused of covering up the severity of a crash involving one of its driverless cars. The Guardian reports the California Public Utilities Commission has summoned the company to a hearing in February that could lead to a $1.5m (£1.2m) fine on top of the current suspension to its […]

Former Tesla employee alleges safety issues

Its reported a former Tesla employee is claiming the company’s self-driving vehicle technology is not safe enough to be used on public roads. The BBC has spoken to Lukasz Krupski, who leaked data including customer complaints about Tesla’s braking and self-driving software, to a German newspaper in the summer after claiming his attempts to highlight […]

Car drives round ice rink to test AI-powered anti-skid system

Researchers into driverless vehicle technology have used an ice rink to test a new anti-skidding feature with their autonomous car.  The University of Surrey says its 90-minute test at the Guildford Spectrum rink was a huge success – gathering more data than the researchers expected.   Carmine Caponio, a researcher in automotive engineering at Surrey, […]

GM reported to be cutting driverless subsidiary’s budget

General Motors is reported to be planning to reduce the amount it spends on its driverless vehicle division, Cruise. The Financial Times reports it announce a cut in the budget after it suspended testing of its driverless taxis following a crash involving a pedestrian in San Francisco. It says GM currently spends about $700 million […]

Tesla delivering driverless software update to employees

Tesla has started releasing an update to vehicles driven by its employees which is understood to be a step towards achieving its self-driving goal. The website Electrek says the FSD v12 (Full Self Driving) software update is thought to mean vehicle controls are taken over by neural nets rather than being hardcoded by engineers. It […]

Government rejects claims driverless safety rules are “too weak and too vague”

The Government has responded to a Commons Transport Committee report into driverless cars, by insisting “safety is a priority” for its rules around the technology. In the report, the Committee had commented: “While it is widely assumed that self-driving vehicles will prove safer than human drivers, this is not a given. Optimistic predictions are often […]

Cruise planning staged driverless relaunch

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary, Cruise, is reported to be planning to relaunch in an as-yet unspecified American city. The company has ceased all operations, both fully driverless and those with a safety driver, after a crash involving a pedestrian who had already been hit by another, human-driven, vehicle in San Francisco which led to California’s […]

Nick Reed wins research prize at Self-Driving Industry Awards

Leading UK expert on driverless vehicles, Prof Nick Reed has won the hashtag#Research category at the inaugural Self-Driving Industry Awards, organised by Cars Of The Future. This recognition of his Rees Jeffreys Road Fund-supported project through his company Reed Mobility, entitled “Self-Driving But Guided By People: How to make automated vehicles ethical”. The report highlights […]

EasyMile introduces driverless port lorry

The autonomous vehicle technology company EasyMile has partnered with terminal tractor maker Terberg Special Vehicles to deliver an autonomous vehicle for ports, which is being deployed in roll-on/roll-off operations at the DFDS terminal in Rotterdam. The autonomous terminal tractor successfully completed a series of complex tasks including driverless trailer transfer, shunting from point A to […]


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