Transportation

29th June 2021

Self-driving cars and the environment

Self-driving cars and the environment

With the advent of any large change in technology, it’s important to consider the potential environmental impact. What are the environmental costs? What are the benefits? Is this change a positive one for the world we live in?

Self-driving cars, or CAVs, are approaching our roads. We’re going to take a look at the environmental impact of self-driving cars, and at some of the benefits.

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3rd June 2021

Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership

Aviva and Darwin announce five-year strategic partnership

Aviva plc and Darwin Innovation Group are pleased to announce that they are entering into a five-year strategic partnership, beginning with collaboration on an exciting autonomous vehicle trial.

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23rd March 2021

What are the levels of driving automation?

What are the levels of driving automation?

What makes a vehicle autonomous? It’s not a straightforward question. If a car can drive itself in most situations, but a person needs to stay at the steering wheel in case there’s an emergency, is that an autonomous car?

To tackle this problem, SAE International, a global developer of engineering standards, created the ‘levels of driving automation’. This is a six-point scale to classify the autonomy level of vehicles, running from 0 to 5. We’re going to take an in-depth look at the six levels of vehicle autonomy, and at where we are now.

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10th December 2020

Last mile delivery and Darwin

Last mile delivery and Darwin

Last mile delivery is one of the most difficult, expensive areas of goods transportation. Today we’re taking a look at some of the problems with last mile delivery, and at how Darwin’s research is helping to solve those problems.

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24th November 2020

CO2 emissions reduction and the ways Darwin will help

CO2 emissions reduction and the ways Darwin will help

It’s worth giving some thought to the routes we take when we’re driving. Navigation systems will usually recommend the quickest route to your destination, and you might expect the quickest route to produce the least carbon dioxide. After all, if you’re on the road for less time, aren’t you using less fuel?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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