Autonomous Vehicles

16th December 2022

Hyundai Trials Autonomous Last Mile Robots

Hyundai has begun pilot programs using micro autonomous wheeled robots for last-mile urban deliveries. The automaker has started two pilot programs using robots based on its Plug & Drive...

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12th December 2022

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Very Tiny Toe Back in Robo-Taxi Market

Uber once had grand designs to pioneer the robo-taxi industry. Instead, it limped into the market last week with a modest, daytime-only service in Las Vegas. Uber’s first robo-taxi...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th December 2022

Letting Go of Steering

China’s search engine giant Baidu has unveiled an autonomous vehicle with a detachable steering wheel, with a view of using the new car as a robo-taxi service in China...

By Graham Jarvis

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6th December 2022

Trucking Deal Latest Collapse to Rock Driverless Industry

In another blow to the prospects of driverless vehicle adoption, TuSimple and Navistar have ended a deal to jointly develop self-driving trucks, the companies have said. Reuters reports that...

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1st December 2022

Mercedes-Benz/Bosch Automated Parking Gains Commercial Approval

An automated valet parking system developed jointly by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch has been approved for deployment in a major European airport. Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved...

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28th November 2022

Most People Worldwide Don’t Trust Driverless Tech

Most people around the say they do not trust driverless vehicles to be safe enough to use. That’s the finding of a massive worldwide survey conducted by safety charity...

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25th November 2022

Musk Claims Full Driverless Function Available on all US Tesla Cars

Tesla is not commenting on Elon Musk’s claims that the automaker can now provide its Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta technology to any owner who wants it in North America....

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17th November 2022

Stellantis Pounces on AV Tech as Others Waver

Just as Stellantis has accelerated its services in shared mobility as others decamp, the automaker group is forging ahead with investments in the autonomous space. Hardly had the ink...

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16th November 2022

How Growth in Autonomous Vehicles Could Improve Traffic Flow

Congestion is a growing problem and so a number of solutions have been proposed. They range from encouraging people to leave their cars at home, discouraging private vehicle ownership,...

By Graham Jarvis

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14th November 2022

Weekly Brief: A Little Smooth Tarmac on AV’s Bumpy Road

Four years after launching its robo-taxi service on the outskirts of Phoenix, Waymo is finally ready to head downtown. The start-up announced last week that Waymo One has expanded...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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11th November 2022

Waymo Begins Commercial Robo-Taxi Service in Phoenix

Waymo began offering its robo-taxi service in Phoenix from this week as it hopes to extend its services to other US cities. Reuters reports that investors have been concerned...

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7th November 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Still Trapped on the Fiscal Ropes

In the wake of an earthquake, brace for aftershocks. Two weeks ago back-to-back seismic events rocked the autonomous vehicle industry. The first was news that Argo AI, one of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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