Daimler Truck recruits from European skills pool for self-driving truck development

Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck, is opening a technology and software development centre in Stuttgart, Germany. Torc is a leader in SAE Level 4 self-driving vehicle software for heavy-duty vehicles. Torc Europe GmbH will tap into the available talent pool in one of Germany’s prime automotive regions. The team will support the […]

Six-strong partnership aims for self-driving truck by 2025

MAN Truck & Bus, Knorr-Bremse, Leoni and Bosch plus automated logistics provider Fernride and test tool manufacturer BTC Embedded System have joined forces with the aim of having autonomously driving trucks on public roads for the first time “by the middle of this decade.” The project aims for self-driving from hub-to-hub. It is part of […]

ServCity: a project making autonomous mobility a reality in the UK’s cities

ServCity aims at deploying cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technology in complex built-up environments. ServCity, the UK’s newest autonomous mobility service research project, has reached an important milestone and begun its testing phase on the streets of London, to help cities solve how they can harness the latest autonomous vehicle technologies and successfully incorporate them into a […]

TRL develops plan to enable remote operation of CAVs by 2035

TRL has developed a roadmap to enable the remote operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) by 2035 as the final piece of the Project Endeavour programme. The aim is to provide a pathway to allow the removal of the Safety Driver and Test Assistant roles from an automated vehicle (AV) for remotely operated on-highway […]

Automated vehicle component supplier ZAPI group buys BlueBotics to move into navigation

BlueBotics, the global reference in natural navigation for automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots, has been acquired by ZAPI GROUP, a global leader in electrification and manufacturer of electronic speed controllers, electric motors, battery chargers, and associated products for electric and hybrid vehicles The deal includes the shares held by investor Forestay Capital. “The […]

Increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks threaten connected vehicles

While connected vehicles can offer many benefits, it also brings a risk of increased cyber attacks. Recent examples have included state-backed actions, says Upstream’s comprehensive analysis. The cyber-security specialist’s free 90-page 2022 Global Automotive Cybersecurity Report covers 244 known automotive cyber incidents during 2021. This report was created by analyzing 900 publicly reported incidents that […]

IVECO and Plus announce autonomous trucking pilot

IVECO has joined Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, as its European partner for the launch of a pilot in Europe and China, to begin the validation and integration of Plus’s autonomous trucking technology with IVECO’s latest-generation S-WAY heavy-duty truck. This first joint trial will test and demonstrate the performance of […]

Ford operates autonomous vehicle research with DP World’s London Gateway port

VIDEO CONTENT: Ford Motor Company and DP World London Gateway have conducted a trial with a simulated autonomous vehicle to demonstrate how useful such future technology could be to those managing – and employed on – large worksites. Key points: Ford collaborates with DP World London Gateway to demonstrate how autonomous delivery could benefit large […]

Driverless car-hailing trial underway in Milton Keynes

British start-up Imperium Drive has begun the first UK trials of Fetch, a new on-demand car-hailing service using remote-controlled driverless vehicles, that combines the instant convenience of ride hailing with the flexibility and low cost of car sharing. Key points: Fetch introduces a new car sharing concept enabled by remote driving tech Major trial underway in […]

UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus poised to go into public service

Stagecoach, in partnership with Fusion Processing, Alexander Dennis and Transport Scotland, has today, 19 November, revealed the first glimpse of the new autonomous bus project, CAVForth, launching in Scotland in 2022. Key points: New autonomous bus service trial due to go live in Scotland in early summer 2022 Service will use the dedicated transport corridor […]

UK public ‘positive’ about benefits of self-driving vehicles

As BSI publishes its latest safety standard for automated vehicles, a new opinion poll shows that the public are positive about the potential benefits of self-driving technologies, and confidence is boosted by onboard safety operators.  Key points: Research finds that public confidence in automated vehicles is boosted by the presence of a safety operator.  Almost […]

Live platooning trials to start in early 2021 in HORIBA MIRA and European Space Agency project

Nuneaton, Warwickshire-based automotive engineering consultancy, HORIBA MIRA confirmed that its collaboration with GMV NSL to develop new and improved passenger car platooning solutions on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) will move into a live trials phase in Q1 2022, encompassing both simulated and physical testing during 2022. Key points: Project to investigate how platooning groups of cars on motorways […]