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25th November 2020

Clueless Regulators Holding Back CAV Testing, Says TRL

One big challenge facing connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) testers is the number of road authority regulators “who haven’t got a clue”. That’s the view of Camilla Fowler, head of...

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16th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Could be Ditching its AV Dream

Uber could be selling its self-driving car division and appears to have found a potential buyer in rival autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora. The two have been negotiating the terms...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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12th November 2020

Solving the Chicken-and-Egg with Driverless Cars

KPMG claims that autonomous vehicles are being held back by the need for infrastructure to support them. The consultancy and analyst firm’s Autonomous Vehicle Readiness index (AVRI) ranks the...

By Graham Jarvis

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9th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Auto Industry Readies for a Different Hand on the Wheel

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States. President Trump has refused to concede the election and continues to make unsubstantiated claims of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd November 2020

Weekly Brief: Waymo AV Data Key to Building Consumer Trust

Waymo claimed last week that its autonomous vehicles are outperforming human drivers. In a report it compiled, between January 2019 and September 2020, the company’s fleet of AVs logged...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th October 2020

Only Honesty can Make the AV Testing Map Work

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has launched its AV Test Initiative web pilot program. This project allows states and companies to voluntarily submit information...

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28th October 2020

Consumers Lack Confidence in Autonomous and BEV Tech

Most American car owners don’t trust autonomous vehicle features and remain skeptical about buying BEVs. Those are the findings of the J.D. Power’s 2020 Q1 Mobility Confidence Index Study...

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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

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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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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