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  • Apple has confirmed its ambitions to develop self-driving vehicles. There has been widespread speculation in relation to Apple's ambitions in the sector of autonomous vehicles over the last number of years, but it has now been officially revealed.

  • Audi, Italdesign and Airbus have combined their expertise to present "Pop.Up Next", which is an entirely electric, fully automatic concept for horizontal and vertical mobility.

  • An Italian company has developed an autonomous robot which is designed to help users carry cargo, such as groceries and complete other mundane chores. Italian company Vespa, better known for producing scooters, has opened a Boston-based division called 'Piaggio Fast Forward' in order to focus on the future of mobility.

  • BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced on January 8, 2017, that a fleet of approximately 40 autonomous BMW vehicles will be on the roads by the second half of 2017, demonstrating the significant advancements made by the three companies towards fully autonomous driving. Revealing this at a podium discussion held during a joint press conference at CES, the companies explained that the BMW 7 Series will employ cutting-edge Intel and Mobileye technologies during global trials starting in the US and Europe.

  • A Californian startup has unveiled its autonomous last-mile delivery vehicle which has been tipped to transform and completely revolutionize the delivery services industry.

  • A leading US-based mobility firm has partnered with Easy-Mile, a global expert in driverless technology in order to provide autonomous solutions to public agencies across the United States. Demand-Trans Solutions delivers mobility-on-demand technology and formally announced the partnership agreement with Easy-Mile.

  • An American start-up technology company have unveiled its highly anticipated first production vehicle at CES 2017 – and made the bold proclamation that the vehicle would represent a ‘new species’ for personal transportation.

    Faraday Future, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles, has held no secret regarding its ambitions in becoming a market leader in developing intelligent electric vehicles. Management for the tech firm previously outlined their desire to overtake Tesla.

  • Slovakian aviation firm AeroMobil has unveiled its futuristic electric flying car concept which is set to go into production in 2020. At a press briefing, the company introduced its AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL which has been specifically designed for intra-city travel in an effort to alleviate the chronic traffic issues posed by urban congestion.

  • Europe's largest port has announced that it is firmly on course to have autonomous ships operating in its shipyard by 2030. The Port of Rotterdam has projected that by 2030 it will have autonomous vessels interacting almost seamlessly with those operated by people.

  • A European self-driving company has entered into a partnership agreement with an Israeli security firm in a bid to accelerate their attempts to develop autonomous vehicles. Vedocom Tech and Israel's Karamba Security announced their collaboration by releasing a joint-statement. Both organizations expressed its confidence in the new partnership, which they hope can propel them into developing autonomous cars that will be deployed across major European cities in the next year.

  • Uber has unveiled at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles, a new prototype vehicle showing off its vision of the future of transportation; a "flying taxi" that aims to alleviate urban congestion. eVTOL, Uber's electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept is a cross between a helicopter and a drone.

  • Fiat Chrysler has become the latest car manufacturer to throw its weight behind the development of autonomous vehicles - after it was formally announced that it would join an existing consortium that includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye.

  • Finland is set to significantly reduce urban congestion and harmful emissions by launching a new electrically powered autonomous bus service in its capital city Helsinki. Authorities in Helsinki have formally disclosed plans in relation to the new public transportation system that will revolutionize the city.

  • The development and production of autonomous cars continues to dominate the automotive sector as car manufacturers and technology firms combine resources in a bid to accelerate the deployment of self-driving technology. Now, the development of 'driverless' cars has entered the unlikely sphere of motorsport following the announcement by the FIA.

  • France has established its first ever cyber-warfare unit following fears that the nation could be the victim of hackers. The announcement was made earlier this week, and comes hot on the heels of the US and Russian hacking scandal which has engulfed much of the mainstream media in the past week.

  • A leading German manufacturing company has publicly announced it will join a self-driving platform which has been developed by BMW, Intel and Mobileye. Continental AG, commonly known as Continental is the world's second-biggest supplier to carmakers by sales.

  • A German car manufacturer is set to expand their collaboration agreement with a robot maker in a bid to examine and explore ways in which robots can help drivers of electric and autonomous vehicles.

  • German electronics and engineering conglomerate Bosch has announced that it will construct a €1.1 billion semiconductor plant. The facility will focus solely on producing and developing components for self-driving cars. The announcement represents the biggest single investment in the fabled history of Bosch.

  • Google has yet again reiterated its desire to develop a new way of mobility following the announcement that it will rebrand its self-driving car unit. Management at Google have made a series of decisions in the last number of months which illustrate clearly its desire to ramp up operations in relation to autonomous driving technology.

  • The Finnish capital of Helsinki has launched its autonomous transportation system as self-driving buses take to the streets of the innovative smart city. French company Easy-Mile have developed the small electric buses which can transport up to nine passengers at speeds of up to 25mph - although it has been confirmed that they’ve been restricted to 7mph during their trial period.