autonomous vehicles

Consumers do not like autonomous vehicle technology but will pay more for it, says IHS

Autonomous insurance rates, according to IHS Markit

Autonomous vehicle technology is not yet popular among a broad audience, according to analysts at IHS Markit. But, ironically, the same audience ranked it among the very features they would be willing to pay the most for in their next new vehicle purchase.

Blind spot detection ranked highest among the most desired features among all audiences, young and old, and propensity to pay for it varied by region, with the US respondents reporting they would be willing to pay significantly more for the technology than consumers in other regions.

Safety & Security: Road to better code

SAE J3016 levels

Frank van den Beuken from PRQA looks at the role of safety and security in the future for assisted and autonomous driving

Autonomous Vehicle: Humans versus computers


Davide Santo from NXP traces the road towards autonomous vehicles

With OEMs and governments throwing hundreds of millions of dollars into the development of autonomous technology, driverless vehicles are on the way to becoming a reality, and will be arriving soon.

Gateway driverless shuttle trials start in Greenwich

Driverless shuttle in Greenwich

Autonomous vehicles will be driving round the complex urban environment of Greenwich in London following the start this week of the latest phase of the Gateway Project, which is researching public acceptance of, and attitudes towards, driverless vehicles.

The trials are not about robotising existing forms of transport, such as the car, but examining ways to optimise mobility for the urban environment using new modes of transport enabled by automation.

Who pays when a driverless car crashes?

ABI and Thatcham Research tackle autonomous driving insurance

Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have put out a joint statement looking at the thorny question of insurance claims in the era of autonomous vehicles.

One of the key challenges for the future of automated driving will be determining where liability rests in the event of an accident with an automated car. A crucial part of making sure claims are settled fairly will be to understand who was in control of the vehicle at the time – the driver or the car?

Robots on wheels

Side view of autonomous electric car interior

Stan Schneider from Real-Time Innovations looks for the secret behind autonomous cars

Knorr-Bremse demonstrates autonomous manoeuvring at IAA

Knorr-Bremse demonstrates autonomous manoeuvring

Knorr-Bremse has built an autonomous semitrailer rig that can drive itself to the loading bay and back across the yard with no driver in the cab.

The company demonstrated this and other driver assistance systems from the future of highly automated commercial vehicles in a test lorry in the New Mobility World Live arena at last week’s IAA in Hannover.

Volvo and Uber commit $300m to autonomous vehicle development

Volvo XC90 Drive Me test vehicle

Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber are to join forces to develop next-generation autonomous cars.

The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in adas technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars.

The base vehicles will be manufactured by Volvo Cars and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo Cars and Uber are contributing a combined US$300m to the project.


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