Autonomous Vehicles

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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5th July 2022

Carmakers Take On Telecos Over AV Wireless Comms

A search of company patents claims that automakers have filed a record number of patents for wireless communications in a bid to outplay the telecoms sector. According to a...

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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...

14th June 2022

BlackBerry and TTTech Join in Drive to Boost ADAS/Autonomous

Two digital automotive technology companies are joining forces in a bid to overcome the persistent challenges facing increasing automation in vehicles. BlackBerry and TTTech Auto have announced partnership to...

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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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3rd June 2022

Autonomous Trial by Sensible 4 to Start in Tokyo

Finnish autonomous driving company Sensible 4 will be running trials of its technology in Japan following the opening of its Tokyo office. The company known for successful driverless shuttle...

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26th May 2022

Williams Backing Driverless Tech Disrupter

The investment collaboration outfit supported by Formula One’s Williams team has announced a £1M ($1.25M) investment in an autonomous driving company hoping to accelerate adoption of the technology. So...

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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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11th May 2022

ADAS Rating Reveals Speed of Technology Change, NCAP

Automotive crash-test organization, Euro NCAP, has announced its latest tests of current ADAS technologies revealing how fast the systems’ capabilities are changing. Its test of four vehicles reveals that...

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