Adoption

1st June 2021

Weekly Brief: Germany Takes Aim at Driverless Tech Dominance

Germany is the first country in the world to legalize fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. The landmark legislation passed both the lower and upper chambers of Germany’s parliament...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th May 2021

Robot-Only Roads Face Cost and Limited Benefits

Somewhere down the road, around the bend, and over the horizon, fully autonomous vehicles will be operating freely on highways and byways. They will deliver goods and transport people...

By Robert Gray

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17th May 2021

Weekly Brief: Cyber Hackers see Easy Pickings with AV Tech

Prices at the pump spiked across the US last week, as a cyber attack on a major oil pipeline forced its owner, Colonial Pipeline, to temporarily shutdown all of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th May 2021

Weekly Brief: AVs Depend on Evolution not Revolution

General Motors will sell self-driving cars to the general public by 2030, the carmaker’s CEO Mary Barra declared on a quarterly-earnings call last week. Then, she hedged. “Later in the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th May 2021

Driverless Trucks Worth the Long-Term Investment

Self-driving vehicles could have an immense impact on logistics and supply chain management. That’s because autonomous trucks, last-mile delivery robots and other AVs fit themselves into an increasingly automated...

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3rd May 2021

Weekly Brief: Another Robo-Taxi Slips Back into the Land of Dreams

Six months after Uber abandoned its self-driving car efforts, rival Lyft is following suit. The ride-hailing company announced last week that it will sell its self-driving car business, Level...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th April 2021

Volvo Teams with DiDi in Robo-Taxi Push

Volvo is ramping up its drive into the robo-taxi market by teaming up with DiDi Autonomous Driving for services in the US and China. The automaker has signed signed...

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19th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Dubai Takes the Robo-Taxi Plunge with GM Cruise

General Motors’ Cruise has finalized a deal with the city of Dubai and its transport regulator. From now until 2029, Cruise will be the exclusive provider of self-driving taxis...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th April 2021

Weekly Brief: New Hands on Waymo’s Wheel to Decide Driverless Direction

The most consequential self-driving car company on the planet has new leadership to guide it forward. Waymo’s long-standing CEO, John Krafcik, has stepped aside and a pair of co-CEOs...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Regulation not a Bust but a Boon for Driverless Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sick and tired of waiting for federal self-driving car regulations. In a scathing letter to its sister agency, the National Highway Transportation...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st March 2021

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi Revolution Could be on Near Horizon

Fully autonomous vehicles arrived in Las Vegas last week. The AVs belong to self-driving startup Motional, which is a joint $4Bn venture shared by Hyundai and Aptiv. While the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th February 2021

Artificial Cities Could Pave the way to Driverless Adoption

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have a future. That is without doubt but there is still a need to ensure that they will be safe on our highways and...

By Graham Jarvis

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