Autonomous Vehicles

26th October 2020

Russian Giants Square Up in Fight for AV Revenues

Russia’s largest financial holding announced a spin-out of its automotive project SberDigitalAuto and created subsidiary Sber Automotive Technologies (SberAutoTech) on September 4, 2020, the same day as Yandex made...

By Roma Nazarov

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26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

22nd October 2020

Kia Showcases Multi-Collision ADAS in Sorento

Kia has installed its first multi-collision ADAS system in its new European specification Sorento SUV to showcase technology claiming protection during a typical high speed accident. Often on large...

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20th October 2020

Russia to Permit Robo-Taxis by 2024

In April, 2020, the big four national AV developers Gaz and Kamaz, Sberbank and Yandex, proposed to the government a draft plan of preparation of legal and technical frameworks...

By Roma Nazarov

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19th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Steering its Way Out of Pandemic?

General Motors’ Cruise finally has the green-light to bring fully driverless vehicles to San Francisco. The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Cruise a permit last week to operate...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th October 2020

Reasons Why Connected AVs will be Software-Defined

Microchip maker Nvidia and car manufacturer Mercedes are planning to roll out software-defined autonomous vehicles by 2024. They claim that the vehicles will be able to receive over-the-air (OTA)...

By Graham Jarvis

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12th October 2020

Nissan Joins Project for Urban AV Advancement

Nissan has joined a private-public funded UK pilot to explore autonomous vehicle mobility in city environments. The latest AV research project launched this month is dubbed ServCity and hopes...

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7th October 2020

Ducati Fires Up Production of World’s First Full Radar Bike

Ducati has begun mass production of its as yet unseen Multistrada V4 adventure tourer boasting a world first with radar sensors front and back. This technology not only brings...

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5th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Highlights Need for Driverless

Fatal car crashes on American roads rose at an alarming rate during the first four months of Covid-19, reported the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) last week. After...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd October 2020

Using ADAS to Increase Revenue Streams

Surging demand for safety features, greater convenience and high efficiency in vehicles is fueling the demand for ADAS. That’s the view of Dr Anuja Sonalker, founder, CEO at Steer....

By Simmi Sinha

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1st October 2020

Automakers Winning Push for AV-Only Road Networks

As autonomous vehicle developers strive to design mission critical, the idea of an AV corridor is finally gaining acceptance as the right step forward. Carmakers have for years been...

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1st October 2020

VW Eyes AV Boost with Camera Software Acquisition

Volkswagen is hoping to accelerate its driverless technology capabilities with the acquisition of an established front camera software business. Its subsidiary company, Car.Software Org, has acquired Hella Aglaia Mobile...

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