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Self-driving revolution to boost economy and improve road safety

New plan for self-driving vehicles plus a consultation on a safety ambition. UK roads could see self-driving vehicles rolled out by 2025 thanks to new government plans - backed by £100 million - which prioritise safety through new laws and create thousands of new jobs in the industry. Some...

https://www.wired.com/story/advanced-driver-assistance-system-safety-tesla-autopilot/

Source: No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are No One Knows How Safe New Driver-Assistance Systems Really Are Tesla's Autopilot and other automotive safety features are involved in plenty of car crashes. But thanks to spotty data, it's still not clear how many, or...

Legal reforms to allow safe introduction of automated vehicles announced

The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions) have today (26 January 2022) published their joint report, making recommendations for the safe and responsible introduction of self-driving vehicles. The report recommends introducing a new Automated...

Automated technology rather than driverless cars is Government priority

Fleet News reports: The Government is increasingly using the term automated technology rather than full driverless cars when referring to the options for use on public roads, according to Isobel Pastor, head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) at the Department for...

Intelligent Speed Assistance specifications officially published

Source: European Transport Safety Council 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. ETSC is calling...

New recommendations for a safe and ethical transition towards driverless mobility

Source: European Commission Article: New recommendations for a safe and ethical transition towards driverless mobility New recommendations for a safe and ethical transition towards driverless mobility The European Commission has published today a report by an independent group of experts on...

France takes a lead on allowing automated driving on public roads

France has become the first European country that adapted its road and traffic regulations to allow the operation of fully-automated vehicles on public rods with the decree that has been published by the French government on 1 July 2021. The decree amends road regulations to authorise testing of...

Communications Technologies and Road Safety in the 2020s - A Positioning Paper

TERMINOLOGY 3G, 4G, 5G - third, fourth, fifth generation mobile communications networks  ADAS - advanced driver assistance systems  CAM - connected and automated mobility  CAV - connected and automated vehicle  CCAV - UK government Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles  V2V, V2I,...

Project Endeavour autonomous vehicle trial heads to Birmingham

Source: Intelligent Transport Project Endeavour arrives in Birmingham this week, with the UK's second largest city hosting the next phase of autonomous vehicle trials on public roads. The trials offer the Project Endeavour partners the opportunity to refine local deployment approaches as well...

Government to allow use of “self-driving” tech on UK roads this year

Source: https://www.roadsafe.com/resources/website/?link=governmenttoallowuseofselfdrivingtechonukroadsthisyear&version=current The Government has confirmed it will legalise the use of 'self-driving' driver assistance systems before the end of the year. Under the new proposals, drivers of...

A Regulatory Framework for Automated Driving

The 5th meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on AI for autonomous and assisted driving (FG-AI4AD) will begin with a joint webinar held in partnership with the Law Commission (England & Wales) and Scottish Law Commission who were asked by the UK Government Centre for Connected and Autonomous...

Connected and autonomous vehicle projects in the UK

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Innovate UK have published a series of case studies of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) projects in the UK. They include case studies detailing: Europe's first full-sized autonomous bus. Nissan LEAF completes self-navigated 230 mile...

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...