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The road to an autonomous future: within reach, or a tantalizing mirage?

Story by Kevin Roberts for Automative World. The rapid rate of innovation on technologies such as artificial intelligence has shifted the narrative regarding autonomous vehicles (AVs) from whether such vehicles are even possible, to how fast companies can bring commercially viable AVs to...

BSI sets the standard for CAV test safety

BSI has released a new specification setting out minimum requirements for managing safety during development testing and when trialling automated vehicles both on and off public roads. The organsisation produced the specification PAS 1881 Assuring Safety of Automated Vehicle Trials and Testing...

AI Self-Driving Cars Need To Cope With Human Drivers On The Roadways, Including Drivers With Dementia

Do you know someone that seems to be progressively forgetting things and their mind cannot remain focused on matters at-hand? Typically, regrettably, as we get older, humans tend to genuinely have a kind of mental decay and their brains sadly begin to deteriorate. There are an estimated 5...

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...

Conditions needed to make autonomous fleets safer

The excitement around the prospect of safe, self-driving vehicle fleets soon appearing on our roads is rising. Many large organisations such as Tesla and Ford are taking interest in making autonomous fleets safer, and the worldwide autonomous vehicle market is estimated to be worth around US$54...

Evaluation of the driVR young road user education intervention

While students enjoy using VR and find it engaging, limited or one-off exposure to road safety education is unlikely to bring about ‘meaningful changes in attitudes’, according to evaluation of a Scottish road safety programme. driVR is a 50-minute classroom intervention, aimed at 16-18 year...

DfT seeks to capitalise on its 'autonomous ready' vision.

Story by Domnic Browne. The Department for Transport (DfT) is working on plans to provide local authorities with more financial flexibility on capital and revenue spending, as it seeks to make local roads 'autonomous vehicle ready'. Speaking at a session of the Transport Select Committee,...

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...

Debunking the myths of driverless cars

Story by David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab for techradar.pro. The Department for Transport claimed it wants to see fully autonomous cars tested on UK roads by 2021 . Astonishingly, this expectation was set out after several fatal crashes in Arizona, outlining a very real...

How effective curb-side management can help cities solve challenges

Intelligent Transport spoke with Adam Warnes, Khristian Gutierrez and Anil Mahendra from Passport to learn how cities can address wider policy goals, like tackling congestion and poor air quality, by better managing their curb-side operations. Click here to find out more.

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...

Road to Zero Update

2018 has been an extremely busy year for OLEV so far, with publication of the Government’s Road to Zero strategy in July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act passing into the statute book, and the UK’s International Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in September. To read the full update on...

Automated Driving Systems: Understanding Future Collision Patterns

This study considered a scenario where traditional and autonomous vehicles coexist on UK roads – looking specifically at one and two vehicle collisions. It concluded 22% of collisions – in which one of the vehicles was replaced by a ‘level 4’ automated vehicle – could be avoided. This type of...