17th September 2021

Stellantis Shows Off its Level 3 Technology

Stellantis has presented its findings from a pilot program testing Level 3 autonomous vehicles on public Italian highways. Its group research center (CRF) has taken part in the “C-Roads...


3rd September 2021

Audi’s Second Sphere Concept a ‘Jet for the Road’

Audi will unveil what it promises could be a “private jet for the road” complete with Level 4 retractable steering wheel autopilot autonomous capabilities. It will be presenting the...


1st September 2021

Continental’s Focus is on Self-Driving and Cars as Computers

Automotive supplier giant Continental will focus on presenting its views that cars must become mobile super-computers and be self-driving at the IAA Mobility Show in Munich. It envisages the...


25th August 2021

Canada’s First Smart Infrastructure AV Pilot Begins Trial

A bus service claiming full autonomous operation is due to start commercial operations in Ontario later this year. Dubbed the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) the shuttle will serve...


23rd August 2021

Hyundai’s AI Powered Level 5 Concept Stars at IAA

Hyundai will unveil it’s Level 5 autonomous concept shuttle aimed at future smart city transportation at next month’s IAA Mobility 2021. The concept, developed by the automaker’s technology supplier,...


17th August 2021

NHTSA Finally Turns Heat Up on Tesla Autopilot

US regulators have finally launched an official investigation into Tesla’s adaptive cruise control system following a catalogue of accidents and complaints. BBC News reports that the National Highway Traffic...


10th August 2021

Weather Still a Challenge to AVs

In the drive towards full autonomy, vehicle makers and solutions providers must tackle a nearly impossible variety of factors. Some of these, often necessarily, are more attention-grabbing than others...

By Eric Volkman


6th August 2021

Baidu Unveils latest Autonomous BEV Minibus

China’s digital giant, Baidu, has announced the launch of its latest multi-purpose autonomous minibus it hopes to go into commercial service in the Guangzhou Huangpu District. The Apolong II...


5th August 2021

Less Devil more Care with Piaggio’s Scooter ADAS

The devil-may-care image of the city scooter, that has persisted since the 1953 movie Roman Holiday, could be nearing its end thanks to ADAS technology. While those of us...


30th July 2021

Driverless Tech Must Ride Out the Storms to Come

Navigation products are being released all the time promising drivers the ability to take into account extreme weather conditions. Matthew Avery, director of insurance research at Thatcham Research, reminds...

By Graham Jarvis

21st July 2021

Hyundai claims Brainwave in Driver Health Monitoring

Hyundai’s auto supplier wing claims to have developed brainwave-measuring technology that could enhance in car health monitoring. After three years of development, Hyundai Mobis says it has created ‘M.Brain’,...


19th July 2021

Weekly Brief: When’s a Self-Driving Car Not a Self-Driving Car? When it’s a Tesla

Tesla launched a new subscription service last week for its ‘Full Self Driving’ (FSD) package. For the price of $199 per month, Tesla owners can now upgrade their vehicles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve