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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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Autonomous cars: cash boom predicted

Driverless car

Driverless cars are on course to generate €17 trillion for the European economy by 2050, according to new research. Fully ‘autonomous vehicles’ are predicted to be providing fully ‘hands-off’ door-to-door transport on the road within the decade. Nissan Europe polled 6,000 people in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Norway …

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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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Mercedes-Benz driverless concept

Mercedes-Benz F 015

World premiere for futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion driverless concept car at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Capable of being powered by hydrogen fuel cells, Mercedes says the stunner is a research vehicle and vision of the future of autonomous driving. Its body structure is extremely …

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Audi’s high-speed driverless stunt

Audi RS7 driverless concept

Audi RS7 laps Germany’s Hockenheim circuit in just over two minutes – with no-one behind the wheel. Watch the driverless Hockenheim lap! The RS7 Piloted Driving Concept used only computers and sensors to guide it as it took on the high-speed challenge which was a curtain-raiser to the German Touring …

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