Autonomous Vehicles

23rd April 2019

Tesla’s Musk Pushes Robo-Taxis in 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said his company will begin operating fully self-driving taxi services next year. He made the fanciful claim in a 2.5-hour presentation to investors at...

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19th April 2019

Strict AV Evaluation is Needed to Promote Consumer Acceptance

The future of mobility appeared flawless right up until the dream shattered with a fatal Uber accident caused by both human error and machine malfunction. It was an incident...

By Louis Bedigian

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18th April 2019

VW Snubs Silicon Valley For China as AV Hub

A wealth of software talent has led Volkswagen to choose China as a global hub for autonomous vehicle software development. Company executives say the decision reflects an abundance of...

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18th April 2019

Aptiv Developing AV Tech in China

Aptiv is establishing a base in China for the development of Level 4 autonomous driving technology. The supplier of autonomous vehicle software is opening the China Autonomous Mobility Center in...

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18th April 2019

Virtual Driverless Tech Testing Not a Stand-Alone Solution

Digital simulated testing for autonomous vehicles (AV) has been seen as a cheap, risk free, alternative to testing in the real world. Yet, while exponents voice its many advantages,...

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15th April 2019

VW’s Autonomous ‘Lounge’ Concept Unveiled in China

A ‘self-driving’ zero emission lounge-on-wheels has been unveiled by Volkswagen ahead of the Auto Shanghai show in China. The newest member of VW’s ID. Family, the ID. ROOMZZ claims...

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15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

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12th April 2019

Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles

Remote controlled driverless vehicles must have certification for operators to ensure safety standards. Speaking to TU-Automotive, Manuela Papadopol, CEO of vehicle remote control system provider Designated Driver, said the...

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12th April 2019

BMW, Toyota and Renault Engineers Explore Driverless Standards

Engineers from BMW, Toyota and Renault have set up a working group in a bid to formulate global standards for future ADAS and autonomous technology. The group, working under...

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12th April 2019

Faster Forward: AV Engineers In Battle To Win Consumer Trust

Even as the innovations powering fully autonomous vehicles surge forward, the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, a gathering of safety regulators, carmakers and start-ups, heard how the industry...

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11th April 2019

Automakers Working Hard to Build Trust in Autonomous

Concerns about safety are having a major impact on the autonomous vehicle industry, with the focus shifting to how automakers can win the public’s trust in self-driving vehicles. Meanwhile,...

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10th April 2019

Regulators Still Not Up To Speed With AVs, Says Navya

Driverless car development has quickly outpaced most current regulations, causing a number of headaches for manufacturers looking to test their autonomous technologies. In the US vehicles are still required...

By Louis Bedigian

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