During the Spring Budget 2017, chancellor Philip Hammond announced a £270m fund for disruptive technologies with the power to “transform the UK economy”.
This year will be one of history’s most intriguing politically, with a wildcard in Donald Trump running the White House and Theresa May bounding towards Brexit, but the motoring sector for SMEs and larger firms is also set to undergo significant shifts.
During a conference call discussing Tesla’s second-quarter financial results, an analyst asked CEO Elon Musk whether Uber would truly be buying autonomous cars produced by Tesla. Musk's response has sparked far more questions than answers.
We spoke to David Keene, chairman of RDM Group, about the huge opportunity automotive developments like driverless technology offer the UK’s high-tech SMEs, utilising the Made in Britain brand and the trend in on-shoring manufacturing.