Ford has announced plans to mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car by 2021, which will most likely be available to customers as part of an Uber-like ride-sharing service.
They're not the first company to head down the ride-sharing road. A series of brands have invested in taxi technology companies with the hope of one day going driverless - Toyota and Uber, VW and Gett, and General Motors and Lyft.
So how likely is it that driverless taxis could become reality? Joe Aldridge spoke to David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, to find out.
50 million people have watched the Olympic Games on Snapchat since the Opening Ceremony a week and a half ago. At the same time, there have also been rumours that Apple will bring Twitter onto the Apple TV platform allowing users to watch NFL games that the social network will stream.
So are social platforms turning into broadcast vehicles, and why are they taking this route?
That's the question Share Radio's Joe Aldridge put to Oliver Smith, Senior Reporter at The Memo.
Recent research reveals that a normal British household spends 264 hours a year doing washing. So what's the alternative? Zipjet hopes that you would want to pay someone else to do it.
The startup is thinking big: It's announced a 3-month pilot partnership with Persil (Unilever) picking up, washing, and delivering clothes back to customers.
Co-founder of Zipjet, Lorenzo Franzi, joined the team to discuss the plan...
Once again, it's time for the This is Money podcast. Every week, in partnership with NS&I, Financial Broadcaster of the Year Georgie Frost and Financial Website of the Year This is Money team up to go through all the finance stories you need to know this week. Georgie is joined in the studio by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss. We’re going to be talking about the latest CMA report- could we be seeing a range of new apps to make choosing and switching bank accounts easier? And on top of that, the Bank of England cut in interest rates has caused a number of impacts since last week with some good news for first time house buyers but more worrying for savers, we’ll be looking at the effects on mortgages and pensions. Meanwhile the Bank of England has said it wants to encourage investors to take 'more risk'. So how can you make money in this post-Brexit Britain without gambling your nest egg away? And finally we’ll be tackling the perennial topic of inheritance tax. This is Money is presented by George Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
NetNames is an online brand protection and domain name management specialist. It is responsible for keeping organisations and brands one step ahead of online threats across the globe. Stuart Fuller is the company’s Director of Commercial Operations, and he discussed company protection online.
An Ofcom report showed the average person in the UK spends just under 9 hours using media and communications every day - more than they spend sleeping.
The telecom regulator's annual Communications Market Report, revealed some interesting data regarding the digital state of the nation.
Joe Aldridge spoke to Professor Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey about the changing ways we access the internet.
Steve Clarke, Joe Aldridge, Professor Alan Woodward
Instagram, who are owned by Facebook, has launched its newest feature: Instagram Stories.
This development allows users to build up a 'story' of their day, which then disappears after 24 hours. Many have argued that it is remarkably similar to the main feature of rival Snapchat.
Is this an attempt by Facebook to take advantage of it's large userbase and quash any competition? Joe Aldridge spoke with tech consultant and journalist Chris Green, who explains why Instagram made this step...