Carmakers unite for project to explore driverless car technology

A major new research project into driverless vehicles will bring together several major carmakers and leading academic institutions  to advance automated driving technology.
Leading carmakers including BMW, Fiat, Daimler, Opel, Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Volkswagen, Volvo and Ford will all work together on the major new European project called AdaptIVE (Automated Driving Applications & Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles), assisted by a number of research institutes and universities including the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, University of Leeds, Bundesanstalt fuer Strassenwesen and Lunds Universitet.