London Taxi Drivers Strike Over Uber

The Knowledge. That famous test taken by London taxi drivers to ensure they all possess a certain level of familiarity with the streets of the city. Since the test was introduced in 1865 this has set aside the black cab taxi driver from any other vehicle owner on the road ensuring them a status of…

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…

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…

Is it a Global Race?

Consider these following 3 articles together: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe tests self-driving cars A public demonstration of the Japanese government’s interest and willingness to back new technology. Driverless Cars Face Plenty Of Legal Detours Concerns over how federal and state legislation will cope with producing a legal framework to deal with self-driving cars. How Self-Driving…

SMARTER MOBILITY: AN EVENING OF DEBATE

If you are in London on Monday you would need a good excuse to miss this …. SMARTER MOBILITY: AN EVENING OF DEBATE MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 2013, 6.30PM ROYAL INSTITUTION 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS Please note there will be a complimentary drinks reception from 6pm-6.30pm. We hope you can join us. “I move,…

Driving Driverless Cars: The Future of Urban Mobility

Professor Paul Newman writes in thehuffingtonpost.co.uk on 30 October 2013 Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won’t have to be driving all the time in all places. Current robotics…