Articles by Costas Pitas

Nissan Autonomous Car Completes 230-Mile Journey in Britain

CRANFIELD, England – A Nissan car has completed a 230-mile journey autonomously in Britain, the longest and most complex such trip in the country as carmakers race to develop the driverless technologies set to revolutionize travel. Britain has been wooing …

Uber Loses London License for Failures on Safety and Security

The Uber ride-hailing service was stripped of its London operating license on Monday for the second time in just over two years, subject to appeal, after the regulator found a “pattern of failures” on safety and security. A change to …

UK Prime Minister Defiantly Battles to Save Brexit Divorce Deal – and Her Job

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of the most prominent Brexiteer in her government on Friday as she fought to save a draft European Union divorce deal that has stirred up a plot to force her out of …

Uber CEO Apologizes to Londoners for Taxi App’s Mistakes

Uber’s new boss Dara Khosrowshahi apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets. …

London Decides to Strip Uber of Its License; Uber Will Appeal

London stripped Uber on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world’s biggest cities. Regulator Transport for …

Self-Driving Nissan Car Begins Tests on Streets of London

Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company’s first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Traveling at up to 50 miles (80 …

UK Legal Action Launched Against Volkswagen over Emissions Scandal

A British law firm has launched legal action against Volkswagen, seeking thousands of pounds of compensation each for UK drivers affected by the carmaker’s emissions scandal. The German company is involved in lawsuits in several countries and is racing to …

Jaguar Land Rover to Test Fleet of Autonomous Cars in England by 2020

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it will create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles over the next four years to test autonomous and connected technology, with the first models to hit the streets later this year. …