Water company Severn Trent hit the headlines (or should that be the ley lines?) earlier this week when it emerged that its engineers still used ancient divining, or “dowsing”, rods to find underground pipes – despite widely held scientific opinion that they don’t actually work. And, this morning, Severn Trent investors will be trying to divine the likely outcome of an upcoming regulatory price review – despite widely held opinion that these don’t work, either, writes Matthew Vincent.
The US motor industry resistance has begun, with General Motors leading the charge. A senior GM executive has defended the company’s use of Mexican plants, indicating it will not yield to political pressure to relocate manufacturing jobs to the US.
Despite ample reports suggesting the opposite, there is no hard proof self driving cars will necessarily be any cheaper, safer or economical than human-driven cars, let alone capable of displacing public transport systems on a mass level.