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Driverless cars to be tested in four cities

04/12/2014

Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry after the cities won a £10 million competition to host a driverless cars trial.

£20m boost for driverless cars technology

01/02/2016

The government has announced £20 million worth of funding to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles.

TRL launches new test environment for driverless vehicles

18/02/2016

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has announced the launch of UK Smart Mobility Living Lab @ Greenwich – a real-life environment where connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), services and processes can be safely developed, evaluated and integrated within the local community.

WDM highlighting how they "do miracles" around the world

04/04/2016

The Bristol-based survey company WDM is warning highways authorities that autonomous vehicles will only be able to properly function if road surfaces and marking are of a high enough standard.

Self-driving car can navigate through roadworks

13/07/2016

A fleet of more than 100 connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will be trialled by Jaguar Land Rover on public roads over the next four years – including a system that is able to navigate through roadworks.  

Driverless car on UK public roads for the first time

11/10/2016

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) in Milton Keynes has successfully tested its self-driving vehicles in public for the first time in the UK.

Greenwich seeks public's driverless car views

02/11/2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is asking its residents, businesses, commuters, students and visitors to share their views on driverless vehicles as part of a series of public engagement activities for the £8m GATEway research project to investigate the use, perception and acceptance of automated vehicles in the UK.

Transport spending in the budget

08/03/2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a major local funding boost to tackle congestion in his first Budget, with a £690m competitive fund for English councils to "get local networks moving".

Colas trials groundbreaking autonomous protection vehicle

18/08/2017

A partnership between Colas and two US companies is seeking to save roadworker lives with what is thought to be the world’s first Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV).

Volvo's Drive Me soft pedals towards 2021 driverless target

19/12/2017

Volvo appears to be applying the brakes to its Drive Me project to publicly test driverless cars but still aims to have a fully autonomous vehicle commercially available within four years.

Scotland 'should prepare for driverless vehicles'

09/04/2018

Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has said the next phase of road upgrading in Scotland should include the capacity to cope with the introduction of

US driverless cars expert says Level 5 cars 'long way off'

09/05/2018

One of the leading researchers into driverless vehicle technology in the US has told SMART Highways that cars with no steering wheel that can 'go anywhere, anytime are a very long way off'.

Listen to the new Transport Network podcast

09/05/2018

The first of Transport Network’s new regular podcasts is now online, talking this week about driverless cars on both sides of the Atlantic and also looking ahead to next week’s Cold Comfort event.

The Stig talks driverless cars in this week’s Talking Transport

20/06/2018

You may not have heard him before, but you’ll probably have seen him – The Stig from Top Gear. Well one of those drivers from the Clarkson/May/Hammond era of the programme joins us on Talking Transport as Ben Collins discusses driverless cars.

'GATEway was just the beginning': groundbreaking AV project signs off

21/06/2018

The GATEway project to study how people react to automated vehicles has published the full research and findings from its three-year programme of trials, with suggestions for new areas of research for the future.

New INRIX platform aims to tackle 'very local' AV challenge

19/07/2018

INRIX has announced a new platform that will allow authorities to communicate traffic rules to connected and autonomous vehicles, which could in turn provide information about the condition of the highway.

FiveAI begins data gathering ahead of London passenger AV trial

14/08/2018

A UK company developing technology for driverless vehicles has started data gathering in two London boroughs as part of its plan to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London next year.

ITS summit aims to tackle the barriers to implementation

29/08/2018

High profile decision-makers from around the world will discuss the complex range of Intelligent Transport Solutions at the first ITS (UK) Summit this November.

'Virtual Eyes' analyse trust in driverless vehicles

28/08/2018

Jaguar Land Rover has fitted 'virtual eyes' to intelligent pods in an attempt to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research suggests three-fifths of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.

Autonomous pods coming to Edinburgh

25/10/2018

Delegates at CAV Scotland 2018 will be able to enjoy an autonomous driving experience in a colourful and distinctive AurriGo PodZero, designed to carry four

DfT set to allow fully driverless cars on UK roads

06/02/2019

The Government is to develop a process to support ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles, bringing the possibility of driverless cars without a safety operative being tested on UK roads a small step closer.

Public to trial driverless pods in London

09/09/2019

Driverless pods are this week transporting members of the public around London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with visitors able to test out an innovative mobility service.

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