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Driverless Cars 'To Boost Economy'


AUTONOMOUS and driverless cars will help generate more than 300,000 jobs in the UK, according to new figures from the motor industry's trade association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Introducing driverless and connected cars will also boost the economy by £51 billion, and help to reduce serious road traffic accidents by more than 25,000 a year by 2030, says a report carried out by auditor KPMG. Last month, the UK became the first country in the world to launch government-funded trials of driverless technology, with tests currently being piloted in six locations around the country including Greenwich, Bristol and Milton Keynes. Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: "Connected and autonomous cars will transform our roads and the way our society functions for generation...

Cars' real fuel efficiency revealed


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Clarkson contract not renewed


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£275m For Road Maintenance Schemes


A TOTAL of 28 English councils are getting a share of £275 million of Government money for special road m...

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