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

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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

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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

Could fully driverless cars hit UK roads this year?

New advanced trials could remove the need for a dedicated driver to be present

Picture of a fleet of autonomous cars with banners on the background.
London and Edinburgh to trial self-driving buses and taxis

They will assess technical performance as well as explore how driverless technology can seamlessly integrate into society

Tesla rival Nikola Motor unveils hydrogen-powered truck

It will be aimed at the European market and is expected to start production in 2022/23