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The Manufacturer: Top 10 news stories of 2019

Digital Transformation - Academics and employers in the East Midlands are to develop a new digital skills curriculum - image courtesy of Depositphotos.
UK manufacturing continues to face significant change in automation and digitalisation, attitudes towards its emissions output and preparing its workforce for the future, while being beset by ever-shifting political challenges as the UK prepares to the the European Union.

Autonomous pods: From Coventry to Las Vegas

Aurrigo claims autonomous pods are zero carbon, safer, reduce operators’ labour costs and require no dedicated route infrastructure – image courtesy of Aurrigo.
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.