Thursday 23rd May 2019
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Autonomous vehicles

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Consumer excitement for autonomous vehicles soars but infrastructure barriers remain

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found that consumer preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next five years. While only 25% of consumers would prefer to ride in a self-driving car over a traditional vehicle in 12 months’ time, over half (52%) say driverless cars will be their preferred mode of transport by 2024.

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Why a reliable 5G infrastructure is vital for autonomous vehicles to hit top gear

Preparations for the future of connected transport in the UK and beyond are well underway, says Paul Carter, CEO of GWS. With the recent news that Telefonica-owned mobile network operator O2 will be activating its 5G network for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground this June, the UK has made another exciting step on its journey towards nationwide next-generation network coverage. But while CAV technology continues to be developed quickly, the road to the ubiquitous network coverage which they will require is not without speed bumps.

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Why improving mobility in the urban areas is crucial to the future of cities

Adrian Sussmann, president at COAST Autonomous, explains how, as global populations migrate to cities, new technologies can make public transport more attractive by making it faster and more frequent.

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