Could driverless vehicles become the norm in UK streets from 2021?

The UK Government is seeking views about a system which can control all of a vehicle’s movements without the driver having to do anything

Driverless Nissan LEAF completes 230 mile-journey across UK

The car, which is equipped with technologies such as GPS, radar, LIDAR and video cameras, drove from Bedfordshire to Sunderland

Majority of Brits’ appetite for driverless cars hits the slow lane

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling for more driverless car trials on UK roads so people can see the vehicles in action and experience them

Major global carmakers invest in $100m Israeli mobility fund

Investors include BMW, Hyundai and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance

Crawling robots ‘could soon be the future of wind turbine maintenance’

Sandia National Laboratories in the US says autonomous machines could keep blades operational for longer and drive down the costs of wind energy

Autonomous self-powered boats ‘could create IoT of the ocean’

Angus Adventures says its solar and wind power vessels can monitor for oil spills, track animals and detect illegal fishermen

Tesla
Elon Musk expects Tesla ‘robotaxis’ to hit US roads next year

The CEO and Founder said Tesla owners would be able to send their car out to do taxi work while they are doing other tasks

Daimler Trucks North America CEO Roger Nielsen, left,, shakes hands with Torc CEO, Michael Fleming
Daimler Trucks to smarten up as firm buys driverless vehicle business

The Daimler subsidiary has acquired the majority stake in Torc Robotics for an undisclosed sum

Electric bus
All aboard the autonomous bus!

The driverless electric vehicle is to be trialled at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore

Half of small businesses expect electric fleets within a decade

In the UK, almost one in four agree while around 19% said they don’t expect their fleets to ever become fully electric