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As our motorcycle breakdown cover customers are well aware, motorcycling will always be more dangerous than car travel. What might be a minor prang for a motorist could be a life-threatening situation for a motorcyclist. Since motorbike riders will never have the benefit of roll cages or side impact bars, communicating their intentions on the road is crucial. And of all intentions, signalling to turn is the most important to communicate to other road users.
Tech giant Google has released data on the number of times a human driver had to seize control of its autonomous test vehicles over the last 15 months. In the 32-page report the firm revealed that 424,331 miles of road had been covered in autonomous mode. Of these, there were 272 cases when the car detected a problem and passed control back to the human driver. 60 other events occurred in wh...
Google has reacted with disappointment after learning California regulators may insist a human is present in all autonomous vehicles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revealed draft regulations on Wednesday stating that a human driver must be present in order to take control of an autonomous vehicle in the event of a technology failure. “The primary focus of the deployment r...
Tesla Model S (Taina Sohlman/Bigstock.com) Tesla owners are to have access to Spotify's 30-million tracks as part of a new partnership between the two firms. UK, European, Australian and Hong Kong buyers of the Tesla Model S will now get Spotify Premium as part of the package, replacing the services of a firm called Rdio. However, the account will only work within the vehicle; a differe...
Chinese internet firm Baidu has completed a test run of its first autonomous car on the streets of Beijing. 30km of "complex road conditions" formed the test route, which saw Baidu use a modified BMW 3 Series as well as human drivers, according to the firm. Among the manoeuvres the car undertook were lane changes, U-turns and merging into traffic from ramps. Baidu's driverless cars access a...
Apple (TK Kurikawa/Bigstock.com) A new Californian electric car start-up firm has been formed with the aim of taking on Tesla directly, reports Autocar. Little is known about the mysterious company – called Faraday Future – except it has already attracted $1bn of investment and it will unveil a concept vehicle at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The firm...
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