Stellantis buys autonomous driving company aiMotive

  Stellantis which owns multiple car brands, including Vauxhall, Fiat and Peugeot, has announced it has entered into an agreement to buy aiMotive,  developer of artificial intelligence and autonomous driving software. It's hoped that this acquisition will enhance Stellantis’ artificial intelligence and autonomous driving core technology, expand its global talent pool, and boost the mid-term development…

Autonomous technology requires education for drivers, warns safety charity

Independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has highlighted the need to ensure government and car makers prioritise training drivers for autonomous vehicles in its evidence to a House of Commons Transport Committee Inquiry. The government recently outlined its plans for self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles to be rolled out on UK roads from 2025, with some…

1 in 3 drivers would only trust autonomous car if they could take over controls

35% like driving and don’t want a driverless car Older drivers most against driverless cars UK drivers are not ready to embrace driverless technology yet, according to a survey. The Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, a provider of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance, finds that only 6% would feel safe travelling…

Britain moves closer to self-driving cars with Highway Code changes

Government sets out changes to Highway Code to ensure self-driving vehicles are introduced safely  Changes clarify drivers’ responsibilities in self-driving vehicles, including when a driver must be ready to take back control Future technology could improve and level up transport, easing congestion, cutting emissions, and reducing collisions Drivers will be able to experience the full…