Autonomous vehicles

Autonomous, or driverless, vehicles are potentially a great step forward for road safety, by removing driver risk entirely. Use this page to read about the latest research in implementing driverless technology worldwide.

Socio-psychological factors likely to affect those using high-level autnomous vehicles
International Transport Forum, 11/12/16

Safety-related risk and benefit-cost analysis of crash avoidance systems applied to transit buses: comparing New York City Vs. Bogota, Colombia
Carnigie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 12/08/16

Identifying and characterising potential electric vehicle adopters in Canada: a two-model system
McMaster Institute for Transport and Logistics, Ontario, Canada, 09/08/16

Does assisted driving behaviour lead to safety-critical encounters with unequipped vehicle drivers?
Institute of Transport Systems, Germany, 18/07/16

Automated vehicle crash rate comparison using naturalistic data
Virginia Tech Transport Institute, Australia, 08/01/16

The real-world crash rates of driverless Google cars are lower than human-driven vehicles.

Autonomous Driving – Political, Legal, Social, and Sustainability Dimensions
Free University of Berlin, 01/01/15

The political, legal, social and sustainability dimensions of driverless vehicles is explored.

Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars
Google, 11/05/15

In 1.7 million miles of testing, Google’s self-driving cars have been in 11 incidents, none resulting in injury.

12 million driverless cars to be on the road by 2035, study says
Boston Consulting Group, 08/01/15

12 million driverless cars could be on US roads by 2035, with 44% of US drivers saying that they would consider buying one.

The Pathway to Driverless Cars
Department for Transport, 01/02/15

The testing of driverless vehicles on UK roads is permitted under law, with the government to review and amend domestic regulations by summer 2017 for their use.

'Driverless cars will save hundreds of lives': Getting rid of human error will make roads much safer, company claims
Institution of Engineering and Technology, 22/12/14

The testing of driverless vehicles on UK roads is permitted under law, with the government to review and amend domestic regulations by summer 2017 for their use.

Autonomous vehicles operating in the logistics sector are on their way
DHL, 11/12/14

It is only a matter of time before autonomous vehicles are common in the logistics industry.

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