Adoption

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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5th May 2020

Automakers Agree Driverless Tech Definitions

Despite a recent retreat from driverless technology, automakers have at least agreed some definitions around what constitutes an autonomous vehicle. With the twin pressures of the enduringly high cost...

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4th May 2020

Facing Up the Driverless Car Barriers

Over the next decade connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are expected to generate millions of dollars for the global economy. At least, that’s what’s currently predicted by many people...

By Graham Jarvis

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20th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Toyota Behind Repurposing Robo-Taxis as Driverless Delivery Fleet

Self-driving start-up backed by Toyota has transformed its robo-taxi fleet into a driverless grocery delivery service last week. The move came in response to the ongoing lockdown in California...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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