Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 280.765 Million
driverless vehicles

Alphabet’s driverless car subsidiary Waymo is planning to launch a self-driving ride-sharing service with no human backup driver by the end of 2017, technology website The Information reports. According to anonymous sources, Waymo is warming up to kick-start the programme in the Phoenix area over the next few months— and apparently the order to go ahead […]

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Two technology giants are poised to invest in rival ride-hailing companies, according to press reports. Japanese Internet colossus Softbank is allegedly mulling over a whopping $10 billion investment in Uber, while Alphabet (erstwhile Google)—which is currently embroiled in a court battle with Uber over self-driving car technology— could pour almost $1 billion in Lyft. According to The Wall […]

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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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The public is not ready to board on self-flying airplanes, a survey by bank UBS revealed. It is widely believed that pilotless planes would be cheaper —some estimates project they would save airlines over $30 billion (£23 bln) a year in fuel, salaries and training— and recent technological advances could make them a reality sooner than expected. […]

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Waymo, the newly spun-off Alphabet subsidiary working on self-driving cars, will deploy a platoon of autonomous vehicles on public roads later this month, as part of a partnership with car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles . Speaking at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Waymo CEO John Krafcik revealed that the company— which up to last December was […]

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Mercedes-Benz has taken an uncommonly clear-cut stance on self-driving car ethics, stating that autonomous vehicles should always try to save their occupants over pedestrians. The German carmaker came out in favour of preserving the life of who is inside the car at the Paris auto show, last week“If you know you can save at least one […]

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