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CONSUMERS FEAR TECHNOLOGY FAILURES WITH AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
With the exception of Generation Y (1977-1994), all other generational groups are becoming more sceptical of self-driving technology, which poses a new challenge to car manufacturers and technology developers, according to the J.D. Power 2017 US Tech Choice Study. The study was carried out in January-February 2017 and is based on an online survey of more than 8,500 consumers who purchased/leased a new vehicle in the past five years.Read article
SOLARIS ENTERS DUTCH BUS MARKET
A total of 40 new Solaris Urbino 18 articulated buses will be ordered from Solaris by Connexxion, a large Dutch owned by Transdev. This is the first ever order won by Solaris on the Dutch market.Read article
CUMMINS AND EATON IN DRIVELINE JV
Cummins and Eaton are expanding their partnership in vehicle powertrains with the establishment of a new 50-50 joint venture that will be called Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies.Read article
UK GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR DRIVERLESS AND LOW CARBON PROJECTS
The UK Government has awarded US$137 million (£109.7 million) of funding, alongside significant funding from industry, to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.
Seven innovative projects will share grants from the latest round of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the joint industry-government programme to put the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology.
REPORT PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO EU TRANSPORT SECURITY
Transport systems have always been subject to illicit acts against passengers, freight, infrastructure and vehicles. The latest report from the European Commission funded Transport Research & Innovation Portal (TRIP) says that research into policy and the technology to safeguard infrastructure and users is critical to respond to emerging risks, such as cybercrime. The report gives fresh insight into transport security in Europe, highlighting priority areas for research and policyRead article