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  • Warren Buffett says self-driving cars will hurt the insurance industry

    Self-driving cars could hurt the insurance industry Billionaire investor, Warren Buffett said that the self-driving cars could become a major threat to the insurance industry when the technology hits the market. If electric autonomous vehicles prove to be safer than regular cars, insurance costs will plummet. The billionaire believes by the time self-driving cars hit the roads in force, insurers...


  • Are flying cars on the horizon?

    Are flying cars on the horizon? Uber Technologies, theAmerican worldwide online transportation network company who markets and operates the Uber app has hired a NASA engineer to get their idea of flying cars off the ground. Back in 2010, Mark Moore, an advanced aircraft engineer based at NASA's Langley Research Center in the U.S. published a white paper outlining the...

  • Peugeot, Citroën to test autonomous cars with 'non-expert' drivers

    Peugeot and Citroën to test self-driving cars with 'non-expert' drivers Groupe PSA is the first auto manufacturer to gain the right to test autonomous vehicles on French public roads with non-expert drivers. Normally when autonomous cars are tested on public roads, they are usually controlled by a professional driver who is tasked with the safe testing of the vehicle, quite...

  • Toyota in €1.7m marketing drive

    Toyota Ireland has spent €1.7m in the past six months on advertising and marketing in a bid to get motorists to switch to hybrid vehicles. Toyota has also lobbied politicians in a bid to secure Vat relief on company fleets which move over to hybrids as well as an extension of the VRT grant for hybrid vehicles to 2020. As...

  • UK Government scheme for scrapping diesel cars

    UK scrapping scheme for diesel cars Drivers in the UK are being urged by their Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling to take a long hard look at their options before buying diesel cars He made the comments after the UK Government published its latest plans for cutting urban air pollution. This highlights the real possibility that the UK will soon restrict...

  • Norway wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

    Norway to ban diesel and petrol cars Norway is a huge proponent of electric vehicles. Not only does it offer massive tax breaks to EV buyers, but last year, portions of the Norwegian government proposed seeking an all-out ban on all petrol and diesel-powered cars by the year 2025. Although Norway seemed to be going in that direction last year,...

  • Renault, Nissan and Transdev to develop driverless vehicle fleet system

    Driverless vehicle fleet system Renault, Nissan and Transdev have joined forces in a new alliance to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation. We are all familiar with Renault and Nissan but some may not be too familiar with Transdev, formerly Veolia Transdev. They are a French-based international private public...