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14th May 2019

Automotive Culture Readying to Shift Up into Autonomous Tech

When many people hear the phrase “autonomous vehicle,” they automatically think of a passenger car or van, or SUV. Yet, the world of assisted driving already covers far more...

By Eric Volkman

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8th May 2019

Consumers Still Fearful of Driverless Tech

Fear and skepticism among consumers remain the biggest challenges towards mass adoption of autonomous vehicles, according to a survey of automotive technology leaders. The study found 37% of industry...

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Tesla’s Musk Pushes Robo-Taxis in 2020
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

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

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...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles
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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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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8th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Self-Driving Features Just Plain Reckless

Ready or not, Tesla is ramping up efforts to deliver fully self-driving cars. This week the carmaker will roll out its automated parking feature, which allows drivers to press...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium
4th April 2019

Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium

Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and SAE International are forming a consortium to help develop industry-wide standards for autonomous vehicle technology. The automakers have joined forces with the professional association...

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VW Trialing Level 4 AVs in Hamburg
3rd April 2019

VW Trialing Level 4 AVs in Hamburg

Volkswagen is testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles within Hamburg’s designated ‘digital test bed’, it says. Five Level 4 e-Golfs, each equipped with 11 laser scanners, seven radar, and 14 cameras...

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