Latest News 22 Aug
Government’s 2025 driverless car ambitions ‘not going to happen’
Motorists have been advised that Government’s target to deliver the widespread roll-out of driverless cars on UK roads from 2025 are “not going to happen”, despite new investment in the technology.
Market Insight 23 Apr
Will autonomous vehicles always be a pipedream?
Five years ago, almost every manufacturer was making presentations about autonomous vehicles and how they would be on the road by 2020.
Manufacturer 28 May
FCA Group proposes €32.6bn merger with Renault
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has proposed a €32.6 billion (£28.3bn) all-share merger with Renault to forge a new alliance that could save the Italian carmaker “in excess of €5 billion”.
Technology 20 Mar
Consumers not ready to commit to self-driving cars
Younger motorists are the most likely to buy self-driving cars in the future, but the majority remain unconvinced by autonomous technology.
Supplier News 6 Mar
Driverless vehicles threaten over one million jobs, says MoneySuperMarket
Human drivers on the road could soon become obsolete with the arrival of driverless vehicles, according to research from MoneySuperMarket.
Technology 28 Aug
Dealers should keep ahead of the autonomy curve, says Close Brothers
Dealers have been advised to keep ahead of the curve when it comes to developments in autonomous vehicles as a result of insight gained from Close Brothers Motor Finance's Britain Under the Bonnet report.
Technology 26 Jul
Ford boosts new autonomous vehicle division with $4bn investment
Ford has created a new autonomous vehicle division and will invest $4 billion to accelerate the brand’s growth in the market over the next five years.
Opinion 1 Feb
Guest opinion: Technology, sharing and driverless, a brave new world for car dealers?
Every sector of retail is feeling the pressure as technology transforms how we buy and car dealerships find themselves in the thick of this period of change.
Technology 20 Nov
Chancellor reveals driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021
Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under Government plans to invest in the sector, as revealed by Chancellor.
Market Insight 14 Nov
UK consumers share mixed-views over autonomous vehicle safety
Motorists still have mixed-views over the safety of autonomous vehicles with one-in-ten stating that improvements may only be felt on the UK's motorways, an OpenText survey has revealed.
Manufacturer 6 Sep
New Nissan Leaf boasts 235-mile range and autonomous features (gallery)
Nissan has revealed the new Leaf with increased range and improved technology.
Market Insight 21 Aug
Motorists fail to see benefits of autonomous technology
Motorists fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits such as congestion, running costs and a reduced environmental impact, according to a new study.
Market Insight 22 Jun
NFDA applauds sales legislation changes in Queen's Speech
The NFDA has highlighted the replacement of the Bills of Sale Acts with a new Goods Mortgage Act as the key issue to emerge from a Queen’s Speech.
Talent & People 18 May
‘Nobody spends enough time thinking about the future’
The current car ownership model is ‘irrational’ and driverless cars will become a reality, but there are plenty of opportunities for the dealers.
Market Insight 24 Apr
Driverless cars to be trialled between London and Oxford
A fleet of driverless vehicles using UK-built software to be trialled between Oxford and London in a 30-month trial set to take place in 2019.
Market Insight 11 Apr
Government pledges £109 million to research future transport solutions
The Government has pledged its continued grant support to motorists buying an EV as it announced £109 million of funding for research into autonomous cars and low-emissions transport.
Market Insight 23 Feb
BMW trumps tech companies in driverless car trust survey
BMW emerged as the most trusted car manufacturer when it came to driverless car technology in a survey conducted by car tracking company Satrak.
Market Insight 21 Feb
'Cost will fuel the adaptation of new motoring trends in the UK'
Cost will drive UK motorists to adopt driverless cars and mobility as a service, according to KPMG partner and head of automotive John Leech.
Technology 25 Jan
Faith in driverless car is growing, says NFDA Trusted Dealers
UK drivers are becoming more accepting of driverless car technology, with half of motorists saying they would consider travelling in a self-driving vehicle, according to NFDA Trusted Dealers.
Market Insight 18 Nov
Lords to quiz ministers on driverless vehicles
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is set to continue its inquiry investigating driverless vehicles by quizzing ministers on a range of associated issues - including attitudes to buying and using autonomous cars.