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Futuristic driverless delivery bot hits UK roads

Kar-go self-driving delivery vehicle

An electric vehicle that can drive itself is set to transform the parcel delivery industry. The state-of-the-art Kar-go is the UK’s first autonomous delivery bot. Built by Academy of Robotics, it uses artificial intelligence and a specially developed package management system to provide contact-free delivery. Thanks to its unique vision …

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Autonomous driving hype ‘confusing’ drivers

Volvo's autonomous driving vision

New research suggests that 71% of drivers around the world believe they can purchase a self-driving car immediately. The #TestingAutomation study, commissioned by Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global NCAP, discovered potentially dangerous false impressions around the apparent self-driving capability of new cars and the safe usage of highway assist …

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Hyundai showcases first autonomous hydrogen cars

NEXO Autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Showcase

South Korean car giant Hyundai has successfully tested what it claims are the world’s first self-driving hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. A fleet of next generation Hyundai FCEVs completed a self-driven, high-speed, 118-mile test drive from Seoul to Pyeongchang. Until now, autonomous driving has only been demonstrated on selected sections …

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Negative vibes for driverless cars

Driverless cars - the road to nowhere

Motorists are struggling to see the benefits of autonomous vehicles, according to a new study. In the research for Continental Tyres, the top six issues brought up by drivers were negative. When asked about what benefits will be delivered, the second most popular response was ‘none’ as more than a …

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Concept crazy: BMW’s birthday bonanza

BMW 100

The BMW Group has marked its centenary with more concepts, giving a hint of what its cars of the future might look like. Under the motto “The next 100 years”, BMW unveiled radical designs for two more of its brands – Rolls-Royce and MINI. Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 and MINI …

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Concerns over driverless cars

Driverless cars

Three in five UK motorists are worried about the safety of fully autonomous cars, according to a new study. The research for Continental Tyres also revealed that 40% of people simply mistrust the concept of a self-driving car, while a fifth say it scares them. A further half said they …

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Do you want a self-driving car?

Audi RS7 driverless concept

Less than a third of UK motorists would choose a driverless car, according to a new survey. Most British motorists prefer to keep their current car, rather than have a self-driving car – with safety being the main reason for concern. With car manufacturers and companies like Google currently hard …

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Remote-control Range Rover Sport

Remote-control Range Rover Sport

Land Rover has created a car that can be controlled by a driver outside using a smartphone. It may sound like something out of a James Bond movie, but that’s exactly what the boffins at Land Rover have done. It’s just one of the prototype technologies that its UK-based research …

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