Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 231.660 Million
autonomous vehicles

Electric carmaker Tesla is planning to create electric trucks able to drive themselves and to coordinate with other vehicles  to move in formation, Reuters reports. That transpired from email conversations between the company led by global-moonshooter-in-chief Elon Musk and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). “Our primary goal is the ability to operate our prototype […]

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Apple has offered further hints about its plans for Artificial Intelligence, and in particular for autonomous systems. After revealing last month, that it was indeed working on a driverless car programme, CEO Tim Cook has now expanded on his previous announcement, explaining how Apple wants to use AI for more than driving vehicles. “Autonomous systems can […]

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Facebook’s autonomous drone Aquila has successfully completed its second test flight, bringing the Menlo Park company closer to its goal of using unmanned aircraft to provide internet connection to far-flung corners of the world. Solar-powered Aquila carried out its second trial on May 22, almost twelve months after the previous test, and managed to land smoothly— a […]

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After spearheading research on autonomous cars, Alphabet has now started looking into self-driving trucks. According to BuzzFeed News, Alphabet recent spin-off Waymo is in the process of testing driverless heavy vehicles for freight transportation. “Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the thousands of trucking-related deaths […]

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London-based AI startup Vivacity Labs has secured a £1.6 million funding round from Downing Ventures, Tracsis and the London Co-Investment Fund. Founded in late 2015 by Mark Nicholson, the company is developing AI-powered cameras to make it possible to regulate vehicle traffic in real time— a tool that could speed up the advent of self-driving cars. […]

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Japanese carmaker Nissan unleashed its self-driving vehicle—a modified Leaf electric car— on the streets of London in its first European test. The Tokyo-based company’s robotic car debuted on Monday following negotiations with regulators and the police. The car can travel at up to 80 km per hour,  and shift from manned to autonomous mode at the flick of a […]

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Beginning in October, new EU regulations will require manufacturers to fit all cars produced for sale in the European Economic Area with a device that, when it detects a crash, automatically requests emergency services and transmits data about the location of the vehicle, the direction it had been travelling in, and the time of the […]

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