Adoption

10th June 2019

Scania Showcases Driverless BEV

Swedish truck maker Scania is flexing its autonomous muscles by showcasing its own BEV self-driving urban concept vehicle, the NXT. It claims a multi-tasking capability to shift from ferrying...

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10th June 2019

Weekly Brief: Walmart Joins Self-Driving Delivery Push

Want a sneak peek of the robot revolution? Travel down to your local Walmart, where human employees are being replaced by robots for a range of activities. There’s the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th June 2019

Driverless Needs Pan Auto Industry Agreement, Says German Project

A German project to standardize autonomous vehicle testing is claiming the technology can never be widely adopted without agreement between the whole automotive industry and regulators. The Pegasus project...

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3rd June 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft Steals Robo-Taxi March on Waymo

Lyft hit an impressive milestone last week in Las Vegas: the ride-sharing company has now completed 55,000 trips in its robo-taxis with paying customers onboard. The trips have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Robo-Trucks Are Where Self-Driving Revolution Begins

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night might stay the couriers of the United States Postal Service but self-driving trucks may soon. Last week the USPS...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st May 2019

Remote Controllers Key to Advancing Driverless Tech, Ford Says

The long path to autonomy is proving to be more difficult than many anticipated, so it’s no surprise that a potential stop-gap is being introduced: teleoperation. From Phantom Auto...

By Louis Bedigian

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20th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla Just One Automaker Struggling to be Credible

Timing can be a real punk. A week after Elon Musk regaled the world with bold promises of a self-driving future that included hundreds of thousands of self-driving Teslas...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th May 2019

Renault to Trial Autonomous Tech on Paris University Campus

Renault is putting an autonomous bus and a fleet of autonomous Renault Zoes into service in the university quarter in Paris, the company has announced. The bus service, which...

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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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