Geneva motor show: six things we learned

Electric cars are here, autonomous vehicles are coming but petrol lives on … and then there’s BrexitWorld’s most expensive new car snapped up for £9.5mIn pictures – Geneva goes electric: 2019 motor showCarmakers gathering at the annual Geneva motor sho…

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Bikes put spanner in works of Dutch driverless car schemes

Report highlights problems bicycles cause to self-driving cars’ detection systemsThe Dutch love affair with the bicycle has emerged as an obstacle to government plans to introduce driverless cars to the roads of the Netherlands.A report on the levels o…

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Stricken carmakers stall at the crossroads of a radical future

It started 2019 by axing jobs, blaming the slowdown in China and the US, but now the industry faces more fundamental threatsAs motor industry executives descend on Detroit this week for its annual motor show, the icy winds sweeping in off the Great Lak…

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Buses and taxis to lead UK self-driving public transport push

London and Edinburgh projects, sharing £25m state funds, to be operational by 2021The first driverless public transport services on the UK’s roads will be in action by 2021, the government has announced, led by an autonomous bus service crossing the Fo…

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Addison Lee aims to deploy self-driving cars in London by 2021

Tech pioneer Oxbotica to start mapping public roads as it calls deal with hire firm ‘huge leap’Self-driving car services could be on the streets of London within three years under a partnership between the private hire firm Addison Lee and the British …

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Dyson to expand Wiltshire facility to boost electric-car tests

Tech company invests £200m in Hullavington site to double vehicle-testing capacitySir James Dyson, the billionaire inventor and Brexit backer, has unveiled expansion plans to accommodate more than 2,000 workers at his Wiltshire research facility, more …

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