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21st July 2022

Baidu Unveils ‘Cheap’ Robo-Taxi in China

China’s leading digital giant, Baidu, has unveiled its latest, and cheapest, robo-taxi to operate within its Apollo Go commercial service. The BBC reports that the company’s new fully autonomous...

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18th July 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Under Safety Microscope

The California Public Utilities Commission may suspend or revoke Cruise’s driverless permit in San Francisco following accusations that the company has overlooked safety issues in its race to commercialize...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th July 2022

How Autonomous Indy Car Advances the Tech

After appearing at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January with the first high-speed head-to-head autonomous racecar competition, The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) sped into Orlando a few...

By Sarah Wyatt

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7th July 2022

Russia’s AV Industry Hit Hard by War Sanctions

Several Russian driverless projects have been shuttered and others are facing hurdles caused by economic sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine. Four months before, TU-Automotive reported that Yandex anticipated...

By Roma Nazarov

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5th July 2022

Weekly Brief: Tesla Sheds Autopilot Engineers as NHTSA Ramps Investigation

Tesla laid off nearly 200 workers last week and closed its office in San Mateo, California, where a dedicated team worked on Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system, Autopilot. Most...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Transportation Change is Happening in Fits-and-Starts

Cruise started charging for rides in its robo-taxis in San Francisco last week, marking the dawn of a new era for urban mobility for major US cities. Anyone in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th June 2022

Autonomous Vehicles in Slow Lane as Robots Accelerate

While robotics advances at pace in many industrial settings these days, the robotic or autonomous vehicle remains a nebulous prospect for many. Emily Shao, partner at McKinsey & Co,...

By Graham Jarvis

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17th June 2022

Tesla Tops Autonomous ADAS Crash Table

Pressure is mounting on the safety record of Tesla’s Autopilot cruise control software with 273 reported crashes with the systems engaged in the US since July last year, according...

9th June 2022

Old Fashioned Trust Still Biggest Challenge to Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Thales says, globally, there will be 75 million vehicles with autonomous capabilities by 2035. However, to reassure the users of the vehicles, as well as to increase uptake of...

By Graham Jarvis

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6th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi War Gears Up While Tesla Winds Down

Cruise is ready to commercialize. After nine years of research, development and piloting autonomous vehicle technology, the start-up announced last week that it will begin charging the general public...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th May 2022

Creating the Driverless Car’s Interior

Privately owned autonomous cars remain science fiction for the foreseeable future but purpose-built self-driving shuttles and taxis are on the road today. New design thinking is reinventing their cabin...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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8th April 2022

Limitations of ADAS, V2V and V2X Communications

At the end of 2021, Dan Loop, vice-president and general manager of Automotive Edge Processing at NXP Semiconductors, wrote an article in All About Circuits entitled, Understanding ADAS Limitations...

By Graham Jarvis

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