Government Offers Towns £10m to Pioneer Driverless Vehicles

Part of the chancellor’s National Infrastructure Plan announced during yesterday's Autumn Statement asks for a town to offer itself up as a test bed for driverless vehicles, with a kitty of £10m on offer to help transition one area to an autonomous vehicle future. Read More >>

Britain Takes One Massive Step Forward to a Driverless-Car Future

I can hardly believe what I'm reading, but it seems British legislators are actually keeping up with technology for once. By the end of 2013, autonomous cars will be allowed to be tested on UK public roads, not just private test tracks. The future may not be as far away as we once thought. Read More >>

There's No Way I'd Get In This Low-Level Self-Flying Helicopter

Real pilots? Please. The US Army's so intent on cutting costs that they've developed a system that lets helicopters fly themselves. Would I ever get in one? Hell to the no. Read More >>

Google's Self-Driving Cars Could be on Sale Within 10 Years

Reports coming out of the US claim Google's shopping its self-driving car concept around the major US car makers, hoping one or all of them may sign up to deliver cars that can drive themselves. Which would free us up to sit there clicking Google adverts on our phones. Read More >>

Google Expands Its Autonomous Fleet With Hybrid Lexus RX450h

Google has added another family member to its autonomous vehicle program, and an eagle-eyed reader in Southern California caught the Big G's Lexus RX450h out and about during testing. Read More >>

Drivers Out -- London's Set to Get More Driverless Tubes

A couple of lines on the London underground are already ‘driverless’ – the Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines are automated right now. Now the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wants all drivers to hop-out-of-it to turn the entire network into a well-oiled automated machine without all that fleshy human weakness. Read More >>

RMT Up-In-Arms Over Leaked Driverless Tube Train Document

Driverless London Tube trains are on the cards according to a leaked Transport for London document. The RMT are up in arms about it because it could lead to more than 1,500 job losses in the capital. Read More >>


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