Adoption

7th August 2020

Allowing Consumer Intervention Could Engender AV Trust

Moves to help automakers increase consumer trust in fully autonomous vehicles have begun with the setting up of best-practice guidelines allowing passenger intervention. Many surveys have highlighted the consensus...

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3rd August 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Fails to Curb Driverless Advances

The potential profitability of self-driving technology was on display last week. Ford announced that despite its factories being closed for half of the second quarter because of COVID-19 while...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Global Disruption May Spark Driverless Renaissance

The population of Florence, Italy, in 1338 was roughly 120,000 people. Fast forward to 1351, through the ravages of the Bubonic Plague, and that number had dropped to 50,000....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th July 2020

No Easy Path to Finding Industry Standards for Driverless Tech

The journey to common industry standards governing the safety of autonomous vehicles will require participation from all the stakeholders. Organizations ranging from automakers to lawmakers will have to join...

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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...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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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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...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th May 2020

Robo-Bus Trials Start in European Cities

Robot buses have begun trialing in a European city as manufacturers and local authorities assess the autonomous technology. Under the banner of the FABULOS project, Helsinki in Finland was...

6th May 2020

Cost and Covid-19 Hit Driverless Investment, Says Bosch

Automakers had already been backing away from investing in higher levels of autonomous technology citing costs as the main barrier to market adoption. According to automotive supplier giant Bosch,...

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