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King's Speech soft pedals on transport measures

07/11/2023

The Government will bring in an automated vehicles bill in the new parliamentary session and legislate to deal with unlicensed pedicabs, King Charles has announced in a King’s Speech that also included a pledge to publish a rail reform bill in draft form.

Drivers 'not quite ready' for driverless cars says AA president

01/10/2019

AA president Edmund King told a seminar of top insurance and technology experts that drivers’ strong cultural and social attachment to driving and cars

Government still working towards fully driverless trials

05/09/2019

Ministers have announced plans for a new assurance system covering the development, testing and eventual sale of driverless cars.

BSI releases cyber security standard for self-driving vehicles

20/12/2018

The British Standards Institute has published a new cyber security standard, designed to set a marker for those developing self-driving car technology.

The long read: The autonomous paradox and Team UK

22/11/2018

The world is going driverless car crazy. Current international investment levels are through the roof and market predictions are hitting the stratosphere. Dominic Browne hears from some of the major players in the UK tasked with keeping us in the race

Councils told to 'join the conversation' on roads revolution

22/05/2018

The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged councils to grasp the opportunities offered by the technological revolution in road transport, warning that decisions taken now could have a ‘profound effect' on communities of the future.

Driverless cars could cause ‘mega sprawl’ urbanisation

30/08/2017

Town planners must prepare for the potential of driverless cars to cause massive urban sprawl and resultant damage to wildlife and green spaces, a research fellow at Oxford University has warned.

Modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays

06/01/2017

Driverless cars could significantly reduce delays, according to a new study by the Department for Transport.

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.

DfT consultation over development of automated cars

11/07/2016

The public are being invited to have their say on the use of automated cars on British roads as part of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation.

Transport technology highlighted in Queen’s Speech

18/05/2016

The Queen has said that the UK will be at the forefront of technology for new forms of transport.

Motorists want ‘the right to drive’, research finds

28/04/2016

New research suggests that the majority of motorists want to retain the right to drive despite the fact that driverless cars are coming.  

Highways England launches £150m innovation strategy

05/04/2016

An innovation strategy that sets out how £150 million will be spent on harnessing new technology – including trials of driverless cars and wirelessly connected vehicles – has been published by Highways England.

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.

£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 taking part in £11m autonomous vehicle research programme

23/10/2015

TRL, the Transport Research Laboratory, has announced it is part of a new £11m research programme to develop fully autonomous cars.

New code of practice and funding for driverless cars

20/07/2015

The government has launched a code of practice and £20 million funding for research and development into driverless vehicles.

Academics call for driverless cars to be trialled in Wales

29/04/2015

Engineers at Glynd?r University in Wales believe that driverless cars have the potential to be used most effectively on the country’s steep, narrow, slow and sinuous roads.

Trials of driverless cars get underway

11/02/2015

Driverless cars are being trialled for the first time in the Royal Borough of Greenwich today (11 February 2015).

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.

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