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UK Government Launches Review of Driverless Cars

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The Department of Transport in the UK is to make changes to road regulations to accommodate driverless cars on the roads. The government wants the United Kingdom to be the world leader of driverless technology. It will therefore publish a code of practice in the spring which will allow the testing of autonomous cars to go begin. A fleet of self-driving “pods” will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry. The review – promised to be delivered in the summer of 2017 – will involve a rewrite of the Highway Code and adjustments to MOT test guidelines, possibly taking into…

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Toyota Facing Competition From Google in Self-Driving Car Market

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Toyota and a number of other Japanese car-makers risk losing out in the race towards autonomous driving as the likes of Google enter the self-driving car market. Analysts warn that Toyota could find itself in a similar situation to Sony, Sharp and Panasonic, which lost their lead in consumer devices to Apple and Samsung, who made speedy advances to make new gadgets available at a cheaper price. “Japan’s electronics industry, which prided itself on its unique manufacturing prowess, ultimately lost its competitiveness,” says Takaki Nakanishi, a former Merrill Lynch analyst who now runs his own research group. “The same thing…

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Mercedes unveil driverless concept car at CES Las Vegas

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  Mercedes unveil driverless concept car at CES in Las Vegas.... Now we are well into the 21st century Mercedes are following the likes of Google and heading towards the driverless era of travel. Once the dream of science fiction, automated transport will soon be science fact. Although we are still years away from driverless vehicles there is an obvious swing towards the concept with most major manufacturers producing concept cars for the space. Google have been the known leader in automated transport technology and have been testing vehicles for the past 6 years although none look quite as sweet as this…

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