Rolls-Royce has showcased its latest luxury design, unleashing a futuristic concept vehicle known as the Vision Next 100 (codename 103Ex), claiming the business “anticipates the mobility demands of the luxury customer of the future”. Fancy taking this for a drive?
Belief that driverless vehicles could soon accelerate off the pages of science fiction and into our every day lives has become a serious likelihood for 2016, so we’ve looked at what these means for the UK’s businesses.
In a campaign supported by business secretary Sajid Javid and transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, the British government has committed a £20m investment to driverless car technologies to improve the country’s productivity and infrastructure.
Driverless, or autonomous, vehicles are set to alter the face of motoring across the UK.
February 2015 saw Uber begin using talent from Carnegie Mellon University to develop driverless technology. Some six months later, the cab company is reportedly ready to invest in 500,000 autonomous cars in a bid to beat Google and Nissan.
It is an exciting time to operate under the 'Made in Britain' brand as our engineering expertise and innovation is highly sought after across the world. With British manufactured cars being one of our greatest exports, namely new car models, it comes as no great shock to suddenly realise that our automotive industry has advanced to such a degree that driverless cars will start being tested on UK roads, on the first day of the new year.