Lack of charging bays is the main obstacle to self-driving car rise, says Axa

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Insurance firm boss warns infrastructure inefficiencies such as an overstrained National Grid present limitations for the future of autonomous vehicles

A shortage of charging points and strain on energy supplies are now the main stumbling blocks to the rise of driverless electric cars, according to the UK boss of insurer Axa.

Amanda Blanc said a lack of rapid charging bays and pressure on the National Grid have overtaken questions about accident liability as the biggest barriers to autonomous vehicles entering the transport mainstream.

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VW is raising its profits forecast. Has it cleared the air over dieselgate already?

http://ift.tt/2lv1hQr company’s resilient sales have created a platform for it to overcome the disgrace of manipulated emissions tests

After a bruising two years, there are signs that Volkswagen is overcoming the damage to its reputation, and finances, wrought by revelations that it had cheated on emissions tests.

In November, the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer said it would post record vehicle deliveries this year and higher annual profits. VW, which also owns Porsche, Audi and Bentley among other brands, said it expected to sell more than 6 million Volkswagens this year, boosted by a strong performance in China, Europe and the US.

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Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson hasn’t forgotten Katy through tough times – Norman Transcript

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“My teammates, mostly here at OU, and my friends from Katy. … They mean everything really,” Anderson said. “They are great on and off the field. They are some of my best friends. I don’t know what I would do without them.” • Bulldog has Oklahoma
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