Editors’ highlights 2017: The year in tech

This year we have seen many new developments, new technologies and of course new smartphones. But not everything was convincing. We will show you what our editors have been thrilled with and which new ideas or announcements they have paid the most attention to.

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

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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