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IIHS creates safeguard ratings for partial automation

20 January 2022 – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is developing a new ratings program that evaluates the safeguards that vehicles with partial automation employ to help drivers stay focused on the road.

What Car? Innovation Award 2022

11 January 2022 – "Thatcham Research is a strong supporter of innovations that improve the driving experience or make our roads safer. We are therefore proud to back the What Car? Innovation Award for a third year in 2022. "The last two years have been extremely challenging for all industry sectors – including automotive and tech. With that in mind, it’s impressive that our 2022 nominees have not only managed to forge ahead with their innovations and break new ground, but have done so safely and responsibly.”

Volvo Cars to debut autonomous driving Ride Pilot feature in California

7 January 2022 – Volvo Cars customers in the state of California will be the first to be able to take advantage of its unsupervised autonomous driving feature, Ride Pilot, following the completion of an extensive testing program.

Automated technology rather than driverless cars is Government priority

16 December 2021 – The Government is increasingly using the term automated technology rather than full driverless cars when referring to the options for use on public roads,

How driverless cars will change our world

6 December 2021 – Self-driving vehicles are steadily becoming a reality despite the many hurdles still to be overcome – and they could change our world in some unexpected ways.

Ford and DP World trials show how driverless vehicles could benefit large worksites

3 December 2021 – Ford and DP World London Gateway have conducted a trial with a simulated autonomous vehicle to demonstrate how such future technology could be used to advantage at large worksites such as ports.

Intelligent Speed Assistance specifications officially published

2 December 2021 – The world’s first regulatory standard for Intelligent Speed Assistance technology has been published in the official journal of the European Union, the final legal step before mandatory fitment in new types of vehicle from next July.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions provide critical insights on the impact of ADAS on the topic of loss cost

23 November 2021 – Independent research has shown that ADAS features can be linked to a reduction in collisions. Accordingly the insurance industry has shown keen interest in understanding their impact as a ‘loss cost’. Research findings from LexisNexis Risk Solutions provide critical insights on the impact of ADAS on the topic of loss cost

Connected cars: The race for the car of the future

22 November 2021 – For Intelligent Transport, Osborne Clarke’s Arty Rajendra and Matthew White consider how connected technologies are disrupting the automotive industry and discuss what the future of car connectivity may look like, as well as outline the legal challenges that are being faced by the sector in this field.

European Space Agency car platooning project to begin live trials in 2022

19 November 2021 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed its passenger car platooning project will move into a live trials phase in Q1 2022, in collaboration with European automotive engineering consultancy, Horiba Mira and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) pinoeers GMV NSL (Nottingham Scientific Limited).