Autonomous Vehicles

13th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Vaulting Autonomous Ambition Needs Regulation

Elon Musk passed Warren Buffet to become the world’s seventh richest person last week. Musk’s net worth has skyrocketed during the pandemic because Tesla has surpassed production targets despite...

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6th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Just Got Truckin’

Self-driving start-up TuSimple announced a major development that will see its 40 self-driving trucks unleashed across an 1,100-mile stretch of highway in the American Southwest. The route reaches from...

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2nd July 2020

Global Open-Source Autonomous Software Platform Launched

An inter-continental not-for-profit consortium has launched an open-source driverless software platform hoping to accelerate the technology. Dubbed Project ASLAN, it is a collaboration between commercial enterprise, leading technology universities,...

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29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

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26th June 2020

Volvo Joins Waymo in Robo-Taxi Mission

Volvo has decided to partner with driverless mobility specialist Waymo in a bid to advance its own autonomous ambitions. The Swedish automaker, including its affiliates Polestar and Lynk &...

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26th June 2020

Oxbotica Plans Driverless by Deepfake

Autonomous driving specialist Oxbotica is continuing its plundering of gaming technology turning to “deepfake” to advance its driverless program. The company, born out of the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group...

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24th June 2020

Mercedes to Rollout Nvidia Driverless Platform

Mercedes-Benz plans to rollout Nvidia’s autonomous driving software platform across its entire fleet starting in 2024. The automaker says the two companies have been working together to develop what...

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22nd June 2020

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Hands-Free Assistance a Litmus Test for Autonomous

Ford has announced its long-anticipated hands-free technology will debut on the 2021 all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which hits dealership floors in late 2020. Unfortunately, Active Drive Assist won’t be released...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th June 2020

ADAS Revenues Pave the Way to a Driverless Future

While the near-term prospects for Level 4 and above driverless technology seem to be receding, automakers are cashing in on the revenue streams offered by current ADAS technology. That’s...

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11th June 2020

Heavy Industry First to Adopt Driverless Tech

While most automakers have come to accept that fully autonomous marketable passenger cars are some decades away, it’s the area of heavy industry that can see an earlier adoption...

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8th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Cars Won’t Reach Vision Zero, Say Insurers

Self-driving cars took a tough lap through the media last week. That’s thanks to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which found that self-driving cars...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st June 2020

Weekly Brief: Space Dreaming Eases Woes of the World

The future of transportation went extraterrestrial last week as SpaceX launched two American astronauts into outer space. The astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, are the first astronauts to...

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