Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
£ 231.660 Million
self-driving cars

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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Welsh company Academy of Robotics has gathered £292,930 in crowdfunding to develop its self-driving vehicle Kar-Go. The company, based in Aberystwyth, has conceived an AI-powered pod that would use a blend of machine vision, sensors and offline map analysis to autonomously deliver packages in residential areas. Founded in 2015 by William Sachiti,  Academy of Robotics got its […]

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A consortium of automotive giants working on connected and autonomous cars has been given the go-ahead to start testing its vehicles on Britain’s roads. Autodrive—a £20 million R&D initiative sprung from the joint efforts of the UK government and industry giants including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, and Tata Motors— demoed its connected car technology on a private track […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has detailed the company’s plans to enter the self-driving car sector, Bloomberg revealed. The rumour has been circulating for a while that the iPhone maker’s next big project would involved driverless vehicles, but the company’s management had so far been peculiarly cagey about the feat. Late last year, it emerged that when Apple kicked-started the […]

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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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Delivery company Hermes has launched a partnership with self-driving buggies startup Starship Technologies to start delivering goods in London. The friendly-looking robots, able to autonomously navigate and deliver up to 10 kg of groceries, are already scurrying around on the pavements of Southwark, a borough in the British capital’s south. The test follows a previous trial Hermes and […]

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European consumers are not into self-driving cars as much as carmakers and Silicon Valley giants would like them to be, but the UK’s enthusiasm  offers a glimpse of hope. According to City A.M., a global survey of 22,000 people by consultancy Deloitte revealed the continent’s sentiment regarding autonomous vehicle—finding that consumers in France, Belgium, Germany and Italy have […]

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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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