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The Great British RebootHow the UK Can Thrive in a Turbulent World$
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Alex Brummer

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780300243499

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300243499.001.0001

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White Hot Technology

White Hot Technology

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(p.97) Chapter Four White Hot Technology
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The Great British Reboot
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Alex Brummer

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300243499.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the UK as a well-placed tech hub with a cutting edge that is made sure it's not blunted as the UK takes a new path outside the EU and seeks to recover from the trauma of the Covid pandemic. It cites the driverless car that was tested for the first time on Britain's streets, which is considered an enormous advance on previous UK trials that involved a driver manually operating the vehicle. It also discusses the Milton Keynes exercise that showed the government's determination to make the UK a world leader by being at the forefront of developing driverless technology. The chapter talks about the UK's Jaguar Land Rover group, which took up the driverless challenge posed by Google's Waymo and China's Baidu company. It explores the automotive industry's thrust towards a new generation of vehicles that has advanced technology in developing hybrid, dual fuel and electric cars.

Keywords:   tech hub, pandemic, UK trials, driverless technology, research powerhouse, scientific powerhouse, Jaguar Land Rover group, automotive industry

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