Driverless vehicles are making headlines more often recently due to the fact that the technology is developing at a rapid pace. There are now a number of companies investing in driverless vehicle technology, with the forerunner in many people’s eyes being Google. However, even though driverless cars are becoming more of a reality, there are some issues that may prevent them from hitting our roads any time soon.
When it comes to automotive technology consumers tend to become blasé about new pieces of technology extremely quickly. For example, on-board computers were only introduced a few years ago but now most people would be surprised if a new car doesn’t come with one as standard. The same is even happening with driverless vehicles, as even though they are not set to hit the UK’s roads until next year people are already starting to […]
The issue of drivers being distracted by technology has long been debated, and as a result laws have been passed which make using certain devices such as mobile phones illegal while behind the wheel. However, as technology develops new debates are surfacing, especially as some devices claim to be ‘hands-free’ and therefore don’t break current laws.
There is an argument that even hands-free devices distract drivers however, which has led to numerous driving safety organisations campaigning for them to be banned altogether. Politicians are […]
Due to the decline of the high street, most people now go to large superstores in order to do their weekly shopping, and as these places are so popular they naturally have large car parks. This can be problematic at times, especially if you forget where you have parked your vehicle as it could take you a long period of time to find it, which isn’t easy if you are carrying a large amount of shopping or if it’s pouring with rain.
Every now and again we hear a statistic concerning how much time each person spends driving their car throughout their lifetime, and while some may not be totally based on fact (and are a sweeping generalisation!), there is no denying that people are now using their cars more often. The fact that there are so many people on the road also means that many people are now experiencing more traffic on the road, which is why car manufacturers are always looking for ways to […]
It has been predicted that in the future cars will be ‘driverless’, meaning that they will be able to control themselves and not require any human interaction. Many car manufacturers and technology companies are already releasing information concerning their plans for driverless technology in their vehicles for the future, however it seems that these types of vehicles won’t be entering the market for a long period of time.
Some vehicles already have various forms of driverless technology already, such as cruise control which allows drivers […]
Last Friday we published an article that looked to the future of car manufacturing – namely cars which will be fully autonomous and able to drive themselves. Whilst it may take at least another five to ten years to see some of the technology we discussed, there is no denying that cars are becoming more and more reliant on electronics, and computers are now installed as standard in many modern cars.
Now we have heard that there have been concerns that one day cars could […]
We have all heard about self-driving cars in the news and on programmes such as Top Gear, but so far most people don’t believe it’s possible for a vehicle to completely control itself. However, car manufacturers are still working on technology which means that one day self-driving cars will become a reality and driving your vehicle will become a thing of the past.
Self-driving cars are being invented as it is believed that they will be safer and lead to fewer accidents on the road […]
Staying safe while on the road is of the utmost importance, which is why it is always important to wear your seatbelt, stick to the speed limit and research motor insurance quotes every year to make sure you are getting the best type of cover for your vehicle. However, sometimes accidents do happen no matter how careful you are, which is why car manufacturers are constantly creating new technology that reduces the likelihood of their customers getting into collisions while on the road.
Volvo is […]
In what is excellent news for owners of certain new cars, a leading group of UK motor insurance providers has announced premium reductions for vehicle with emergency braking technology.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has confirmed that cars featuring Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems will now attract reduced group ratings meaning cheaper insurance for their owners. The announcement comes after prolonged testing by Thatcham at their research centre in Berkshire. The company says there findings agree with an institute for highway safety in the United […]