One of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s four autonomous vehicles has travelled the motorway from Paris to Bordeaux to take part in the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress this week.
The 580km trip was completed entirely in autonomous mode, without driver involvement as the car autonomously adjusted its speed and changed lanes to overtake, taking into account other vehicles, speed limits and infrastructure.
Bentley Motors has welcomed 139 graduates, apprentices and industrial placement students this week, the company’s highest intake in history.
The new recruits cover roles in every Bentley department, from engineering to manufacturing, and sales and marketing to human resources. All new trainees will begin with a formal induction, before commencing their respective programmes.
Ford is subsiding insurance for more young drivers of its cars.
It recently tied up with Marmalade to offer lower priced premiums on selected models fitted with telematics devices and has now increased this amount and models included.
France will raise taxes on diesel by 2020.
It wants to encourage the gradual move towards less polluting petrol models by initially increasing taxes to match petrol models and then take them above, a possibility also being considered in the UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
Ford has overtaken Volkswagen in world car sales rankings for the third month in a row.
The gap is expected to narrow as the “deceit device” furore continues, while Toyota also saw a slight dip in its dominant top place.