Autonomous Vehicles

9th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Auto Industry Readies for a Different Hand on the Wheel

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump to become the next president of the United States. President Trump has refused to concede the election and continues to make unsubstantiated claims of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th November 2020

Ford’s Automated Steering to Avoid Bling-Spot Swipes

Ford has linked its existing blind-spot detection and collision automated steering functions to mitigate accidents involving a side-swipe. The new feature is aimed at the situation where a driver,...

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2nd November 2020

Weekly Brief: Waymo AV Data Key to Building Consumer Trust

Waymo claimed last week that its autonomous vehicles are outperforming human drivers. In a report it compiled, between January 2019 and September 2020, the company’s fleet of AVs logged...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th October 2020

Only Honesty can Make the AV Testing Map Work

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has launched its AV Test Initiative web pilot program. This project allows states and companies to voluntarily submit information...

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28th October 2020

Consumers Lack Confidence in Autonomous and BEV Tech

Most American car owners don’t trust autonomous vehicle features and remain skeptical about buying BEVs. Those are the findings of the J.D. Power’s 2020 Q1 Mobility Confidence Index Study...

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28th October 2020

Regulators Warned Against Allowing Driverless Lane-Change

Automotive safety experts and insurers are warning the UK government against its haste in allowing automated lane changing technology on to public roads. Thatcham Research and the Association of...

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26th October 2020

Russian Giants Square Up in Fight for AV Revenues

Russia’s largest financial holding announced a spin-out of its automotive project SberDigitalAuto and created subsidiary Sber Automotive Technologies (SberAutoTech) on September 4, 2020, the same day as Yandex made...

By Roma Nazarov

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26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

22nd October 2020

Kia Showcases Multi-Collision ADAS in Sorento

Kia has installed its first multi-collision ADAS system in its new European specification Sorento SUV to showcase technology claiming protection during a typical high speed accident. Often on large...

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20th October 2020

Russia to Permit Robo-Taxis by 2024

In April, 2020, the big four national AV developers Gaz and Kamaz, Sberbank and Yandex, proposed to the government a draft plan of preparation of legal and technical frameworks...

By Roma Nazarov

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19th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Steering its Way Out of Pandemic?

General Motors’ Cruise finally has the green-light to bring fully driverless vehicles to San Francisco. The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Cruise a permit last week to operate...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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16th October 2020

Reasons Why Connected AVs will be Software-Defined

Microchip maker Nvidia and car manufacturer Mercedes are planning to roll out software-defined autonomous vehicles by 2024. They claim that the vehicles will be able to receive over-the-air (OTA)...

By Graham Jarvis

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