0 Have your say Diesel car sales have slumped in the face of growing environmental concerns. But what impact will this have and what does it mean for drivers, asks Chris Bond. Picture this for a moment if you will. Every morning your automated car drives you to work. It drops you off and drives back home on its own. Imagine that – no more worrying about whether or not you’ll find somewhere to park. Even just a decade ago this seemed like the stuff of science fiction, but not any more. The UK’s biggest car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover has already been testing driverless cars on public roads and in his November Budget speech, the Chancellor Philip Hammond gave electric and driverless cars a £500m boost as he laid out a plan for Britain’s roads of the future, with red tape being slashed to allow tech firms to test autonomous vehicles by 2021.However, this impending revolution on the roads appears to spell bad news for diesel cars and as such has profound implications for the British car manufacturing industry.A new study published this week by experts at Birmingham’s Aston University predicts that diesel cars could account for just 15… Read full this story
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