Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.
Up to £170m of government funding will go to energy-intensive industries like glass, steel, ceramics and chemical to help them develop new green technologies and create the world’s first ‘net-zero’ carbon cluster of heavy industry.
A new report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) says the UK has two decades to prepare for the full impact of digitalisation. It proposes the creation of 1 million more manufacturing jobs to deal with the rapid technological changes.
The UK’s first carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) project could be commissioned within a decade according to a new government report on the technology, released to coincide with a CCUS summit in Edinburgh today (30 Nov).
An increasing trend to reduce the overall weight of products in multiple industries such as aerospace, renewables, construction and transportation, is driving tremendous growth in the lightweight structures market.
Lightyear, a Dutch manufacturer of solar cars, has successfully closed its planned series A funding allowing the company to further develop a car charged by solar power which can reportedly be driven for months without charging.