Taxis may hold the key to autonomous vehicle growth

July 27, 2016

Self-driving taxis could be the first mainstream application of autonomous vehicle technology and will help lead to a 60% drop in the number of cars on city streets, new research claims. The widespread adoption of autonomous transport will also lead to plummeting emissions as vehicles are used more efficiently, while there will be 90% fewer road accidents, according to The Boston Consulting Group. It has found younger people are much more likely to adapt to new transport options. In response, manufacturers are trying to cater for these changing transport demands. Most recently, Mercedes-Benz acquired a majority stake in ride-sharing firm Hailo, which it will merge into its own on-demand ride-sharing network My Taxi. The investment is intended to help it compete in terms of size and scale with Uber, the ride-hailing app, which recorded 1 billion rides in the past six months.

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PSA to boost UK presence in the event of a ‘hard Brexit'

March 08, 2017

UK sales flat despite upcoming road tax hike, diesel demand plummets

March 08, 2017

UK new car registrations fell annually by 0.3% in February to 83,115 units according to the SMMT, driven down by weaker demand from individuals and companies. More noticeable, however, was the 9.2% drop in demand for diesels compared to February 2016, a steeper drop than the decline in Germany...