Bizarre concept car has an anti-collision goldfish tank

Don’t all rush to buy one ….. but this gives a look at how car ergonomics might change as the task of driving is taken away from the car’s occupants. Written by Colin Druce-McFadden on 28 November 2013 A strange concept car recently appeared at China’s Guangzhou Auto Show. Designed to be fully autonomous, the…

The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

Illuminating article below from entrepreneur.com written by Ray Hennessey on 25 November 2013 talks about this politician using people’s fear of a new technology to garner support in his constituency. Economists and others who warn of the business impact of excessive regulations are often derided as Chicken Littles and proto-anarchists who put corporate profit over…

NHTSA Attorney Calls Autonomous Cars “Premature”

Richard Read writes in thecarconnection.com on 21 November 2013 Autonomous cars are on the fast track: Toyota has promised to launch early versions of self-driving vehicles by the mid-2010s, with other automakers to follow. But at least two big questions need to be answered before those cars arrive in U.S. showrooms: 1. Will the public buy autonomous cars?…

Disability technology: Is the future already here?

Extract from BBC News written by Emma Tracey on 14 November 2013. Robin Christopherson of the charity AbilityNet is blind and an adisability tech enthusiast. His focus stretches to technology high on many disabled people’s shopping lists – driverless cars. Christopherson thinks these are “just a couple of years away” at the minimum and are…

Project Announcements in UK and USA

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Recently it was in the news that autonomous pods will be on the streets of Milton Keynes by 2017 inexpensively ferrying 1 or 2 people between the town’s station and city centre. They are anticipated to reach 12 mph and share space with pedestrians rather than existing road traffic. My heart sank…