The Department of Transport announced in April this year that “Motorists could see self-driving vehicles on British roads for the first time later this year.” This involves a limited definition of self-driving, in that vehicles fitted with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) can, with suitable type approval, be legally defined as self-driving. The proposals are […]
Polestar is part of a new strategic group partnership with Waymo, opening up new opportunities for the electric performance brand. The agreement between Volvo Car Group and Waymo paves the way to develop and integrate Waymo’s fully self-driving technology in future Polestar vehicles. Polestar says that L4 autonomy will enable it to offer an attractive product to companies that provide new mobility services, targeting the premium segment.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled plans to launch growing numbers of electrified vehicles, expand and evolve autonomous driving systems, and accelerate vehicle connectivity as part of its Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 midterm plan. Among the targets, Nissan is aiming to sell 1 million electrified vehicles – either pure electric models or those with e-POWER powertrains – annually by fiscal year 2022.
New research by Mazda has revealed that 55 per cent of UK drivers, and almost 60 per cent of European drivers, see a positive future for petrol and diesel engines
Mazda research carried out by Ipsos MORI reveals that the joy of driving is alive and well in the UK, with 71 per cent of people surveyed saying they would still want to drive, even with self-driving technology available, whilst only 29 per cent actively welcome the arrival of autonomous vehicles