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IIHS: New studies highlight driver confusion about automated systems

Vehicles are getting increasingly sophisticated, with more and more of them able to stay in a lane and maintain a set speed and following distance with minimal driver input. But this kind of automation has limitations that can be tricky for drivers to grasp, and two new IIHS studies highlight...

Seizing the self-driving vehicle opportunity

Story from Autonomous Vehicle International. Self-driving vehicles are poised to trigger huge social, industrial and economic benefits. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), this market could be worth £51bn (US$61bn) a year to the UK economy by 2030, and will...

Future of mobility: urban strategy

The ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy’ Moving Britain Ahead outlines the UK government’s approach to maximising the benefits from transport innovation in cities and towns. It sets out the principles that will guide government’s response to emerging transport technologies and business models....

Smart Transport Conference: key topics and conclusions.

The Smart Transport Conference which took place last month, brought together industry leaders from both the private and public sector to discuss key issues facing UK transport. The event, which featured an expert panel of speakers, allowed crucial developments and innovative solutions to be...

IRF addresses automation in transport at UN Inland Transport Committee

Story from the International Road Federation. Automation in transport was the theme of the high-level segment that opened the 81th session on the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva last month. IRF was invited to share its view with...

The Smart Transport Conference: 18th September 2019

Smart Transport is pleased to announce its conference, the only event dedicated to developing greater partnerships amongst the public and private sector, will return on 18th September 2019 at Birmingham ICC. The conference is the most exclusive and important meeting driving progress in the UK’s...

New European vehicle safety rules will save 25,000 lives, says TRL

New European vehicle safety regulations which will mandate installation of driver assistance systems will save 25,000 lives, says RoadSafe partner TRL. The regulations, developed by TRL , have been approved by the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection ,...

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...