12th February 2021

Microsoft to Power VW’s Driverless Ambitions

Volkswagen has chosen digital giant Microsoft to power its race towards automated driving technology. The automaker’s software company, Car.Software Organisation, will collaborate with Microsoft to build a cloud- based...


11th February 2021

Hyundai’s Go-Anywhere Four-Wheel Drone

While Hyundai’s Tiger X-1 drone concept is an obvious contender for military or first responder uses in remote locations, it could see some of its technology cross into consumer...


8th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Apple Eyes Up Era of the ‘iCar’

Only Apple could trump the Super Bowl. During a week when all eyes usually converge on America’s largest sporting event and the TV ads that make it famous, last...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


4th February 2021

Pitching for Commercial Level 4 Could be Better AV Ambition

The achievement of full Level 5 vehicle autonomy is, by many accounts, the “North Star goal” of all those involved with designing and building AV technology. The literal interpretation...


3rd February 2021

Russia Attempts Road Map for AVs

Russian developers of driverless vehicles, intelligent transport systems and geographic information systems agreed to develop a unified format of a AV-specific open-source digital road model. The opening conference, held...

By Roman Nazarov


22nd January 2021

GM Turns to Digital Giant in Autonomous Push

General Motors has teamed up with Microsoft in a bid to accelerate its capabilities in driverless vehicle technology. The automaker and its autonomous wing, GM Cruise, has announced it...


21st January 2021

UK’s Driverless Vehicle Test Lab Opens for Business

A dual virtual and real-world autonomous vehicle testing facility has opened for business in the UK. The Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) has become the UK’s first connected and...


15th January 2021

ODD Collaboration Needed for AV Safety

The creation of an operational design domain (ODD) will be an essential component to the widespread adoption and deployment of self-driving vehicles. ODDs, a term that defines all conceivable...

14th January 2021

Training Call to Avoid ADAS-Perpetrated Accidents

An advanced driving skills group is warning the proliferation of ADAS features could increase road accidents without proper training regimes. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists’ road safety charity,...


13th January 2021

Swarm AV Test Breakthrough Claimed by UK Company

An automotive systems testing company claims its autonomous vehicle swarm test process works equally well in real world driving as in the virtual world. AB Dynamics says it uses...


23rd December 2020

Toyota Applies Just-in-Time to Manage Autonomous Shuttles

Toyota has developed a just-in-time inspired system to manage operation of its e-Palette autonomous BEV created to serve the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. It claims the vehicles...


17th December 2020

Autonomous Dream Could Face a Data Logjam

As vehicles become increasingly connected, different stakeholders are looking to benefit from the information that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) provide. However, as TU-Automotive contributor Nathan Eddy says, the...

By Graham Jarvis