Majority of public ‘support idea of safe driverless vehicles’

People also want reassurance the autonomous vehicles are resistant to cyber attacks, research finds

Budget 2017: Hammond pledges £540m for EVs and charging infrastructure

  Philip Hammond has announced a £400 million fund for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure projects across the UK. As part of his 2017 Budget announcement, the Chancellor also pledged to invest an extra £100 million to help people buy EVs and £40 million will go towards charging research and development. He believes there is […]

UK fuel stations must provide EV charge points

Motorway services and large fuel stations will be required to install charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) under plans announced by the UK Government. All charge points will have to be “smart”, which means they can interact with the grid in order to manage demand for power across the country. It is one of the […]

UK provides £25m for driverless vehicle tech

The third research and development competition for connected and autonomous vehicles has been launched. Up to £23 million is being made available for collaborative research and development projects and up to a further £2 million for feasibility studies. Innovate UK said the projects need to come up with technical solutions for connected and autonomous vehicle […]

Robots take the wheel at new driverless test centre

A nuclear and robotics centre in the UK is to become a test site for driverless cars. The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) facility at the Culham Science Centre will be host to a number of major projects to get autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. The most notable […]

British insurers want data from driverless cars

British vehicle insurers want better access to driverless car data. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says it is becoming increasingly important that road laws account for the presence of driverless car drivers. The UN body that sets international vehicle safety regulations is due to update the rules in 2019 and the ABI hopes to influence […]

Robocar: The first electric, driverless race car

The designs of the first driverless and electric race car have been unveiled. Dubbed ‘Robocar’, it is part of the newly launched motorsport championship Roborace – the first global championship for driverless cars. It has been designed by newly appointed Chief Design Officer Daniel Simon who previously created cars for Hollywood Sci-Fi blockbusters such as Tron: Legacy […]