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The world’s first Assisted Driving Grading system

Story from Thatcham Research. By putting today's Assisted Driving systems through their paces Thatcham Research, alongside Euro NCAP, can independently assess their strengths and weaknesses. The aim is to demystify the technology, encouraging widespread adoption and safe use. Automated Driving...

StreetWise reveals consumer confidence in autonomous vehicles

Consumer confidence in autonomous driving technologies is high - this was the major result from a commuter trial in London led by the UK's self-driving technology firm, Five, in a project partnership called StreetWise, alongside TRL and Direct Line Group. 96% of all participants rated their...

Automated Lane Keeping System call for evidence

The UK Government has launched a consultation on an automated system capable of taking vehicle control to make driving safer and easier. This could lead to the introduction of cars with Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities by next year. The Call for Evidence will look at the Automated Lane...

Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar Lidar technology.

Story from Newspress. Volvo Cars , ​​​​​​a global leader in automotive safety, is setting new safety and technology standards by partnering with tech firm Luminar to provide their industry-leading LiDAR and perception technology for Volvo's next generation cars. The partnership will deliver...

TNB takes a look into the CAM future of commercial vehicles

This week TNB caught up with Dr Richard Porter, Technology and Innovation Director at Zenzic - the organisation at the forefront of the UK's drive to a CAM future - and asked for his thoughts on the subject. What's the general picture in terms of CAM development across the UK? Over the last...

Why Dead Sonos Speakers Mean You'll Never Own a Driverless Car

Why the tech inside a Tesla changes everything. Until the rise of Tesla, end-of-support woes have never really been a problem for the auto industry, where support traditionally ended when you drove the car off the lot. This changes radically with the arrival of automated vehicles, and it's why...

Remote tyre pressure monitoring system to improve CAV safety

Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has developed a solution to remotely monitor the tyre pressure of an unoccupied vehicle in preparation for the widespread deployment of self-driving mobility services. In a crucial step towards ensuring the safety of connected and...

Velodyne develops its most advanced lidar sensor

Supplier of sensing systems for the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry, Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has launched the new Alpha Prime next-generation lidar (light detection and ranging) sensor that aims to be the most advanced unit currently available Using Velodyne’s patented surround view technology,...

Automated vehicles bring new challenges for data access and insurance

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released two policy papers on the future regulation of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia. The papers consider the coverage of motor accident injury insurance for AV crashes and government access to Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)...

Cost, safety and collaboration: the key trends in AV development

Issues such as regulatory uncertainty and compliance with safety certification standards will pose a significant challenge to autonomous vehicle (AV) developers, as well as a handful of more immediate concerns around the technology itself. Automakers have poured investment into R&D, but lofty...

Top 10 jobs the UK needs for the self-driving vehicle revolution

Story from Zenzic. Groundbreaking study with organisations such as Highways England and the Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) plots the UK’s CAV ‘Roadmap to 2030’ including the skills critical for a self-driving future. Zenzic (formerly Meridian), the organisation dedicated to...

StreetDrone announces e-NV200 Autonomous-Ready Minivan

Story from StreetDrone. StreetDrone, a self-driving systems provider to autonomous businesses has today announced its latest addition to its open interface, autonomous-ready vehicle range. Building on its successful deployments of the Renault Twizy (for organisations such as Wayve, HKPC,...

New app warns UK drivers about upcoming accident blackspots

Story from Traffic Technology Today. A new application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assess the road ahead in real-time and warn drivers of potential accident hotspots has been released in the UK. Developed by Safescape Intelligent Systems and based on information provided by the...

Why lidar technology is the way forward

Dr Mircea Gradu, senior vice president for quality and validation at Velodyne LiDAR, sheds some light on the development process of an automotive-grade lidar sensor and explains the role they could play in automotive safety. Catch Mircea’s presentation Lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles –...

Autonomous Vehicle Symposium

The Autonomous Vehicle Symposium conference will be held between the 21st and 23rd May in Messe Stuttgart, Germany. It will concentrate on advanced technologies for autonomous vehicle development. There will be around 80 expert speakers, who will showcase the essential building blocks and...

EU agrees on provisional deal on new vehicle safety standards for 2022

This week the EU agreed a provisional deal on new vehicle safety standards for 2022. One of the new requirements is to fit an overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) system as standard. The ISA will support drivers to drive within the speed limit and is part of a package of vehicle safety...

The future of autonomous cars: A guide to current self-driving projects

Story from Autonomous Vehicle International. Self-driving vehicle technology has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. The primary goal of the numerous technological and automotive entities involved in developing advanced driver-assistance systems and self-driving vehicle...

2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index reveals UK's policy successes and areas for improvement

Story written by: Author: Dr. Sarah Owen-Vandersluis – Partner, Head of Public Sector Mobility Strategy, KPMG UK LLP. Co-Author: Malini Bose – Assistant Manager, Infrastructure and Government Strategic Advisory, KPMG UK LLP. World over, the buzz around driverless cars is growing. As science...

Smart pedestrian crosswalk uses V2X to help save pedestrian lives

Story from Autonomous Vehicle International. Connected infrastructure will prove vital for the safe mass roll-out of self-driving vehicles, which is why a smart pedestrian crosswalk has been developed that will alert vehicles to people crossing the road so it can take appropriate...

Smart Mobility Living Lab London: new podcasts.

In Smart Mobility Living Lab London's new podcast series, they'll be posing the big questions facing the future of mobility – and, more specifically, investigating the life-changing journey that road-bound transportation is just embarking on itself. But they're not just asking questions –...

Reliable data will underpin safety of autonomous vehicles.

Story from The Engineer. Miranda Sharp, Innovation Director at Ordnance Survey, explains why reliable data will be the operational bedrock for tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles. The debate concerning the safety of autonomous vehicles has persisted since their inception, largely surrounding the...

Dubai World Congress: For Self-Driving Transport

The RTA, would like to invite you to the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport, which will take place in the Za’abeel Halls at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre between the 14th and 15th October 2019 The Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport is part of...

Cars that talk and take decisive action will save lives on our motorways

Andrew Green, Programme Manager, Transport Systems Catapult. In late 2019, a technology demonstration which only a few years ago would have been written off as impossible will take place. The MuCCA (Multi-Car Collision Avoidance) project , led by IDIADA UK and with financial support from...

Autonomous driving: are we there yet?

Jack Creasey writes for 2025 AD. In the first part of this user opinion series, written by Jack Creasy, we will find out how far we're already down the road of autonomous driving and if we are even close to large scale production release. Popular press continues to present the availability of...

Lack of understanding about automated driving is keeping Brits in the slow lane

New research shows two thirds of Brits are sceptical about automated driving, and so Bosch is planning to build trust in order to make the UK a leader in automated driving technology. Bosch’s research found that, despite significant progress made in the technology, two third of Brits remain...

Automated Driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers, study reveals

Research launched today shows that 71% of drivers around the world believe they can purchase a self-driving car right now. The astonishing finding is just one of many worrying perceptions uncovered by the study, which also showed that one in 10 drivers would be tempted to have a nap while using...