Autonomous Vehicles

10th May 2019

Vauxhall Finds Fleets Favoring ADAS

Fleet managers are budgeting for ADAS in their vehicle choices as the cost savings of adequate safety features increasingly affect the business bottom line. That’s the findings of UK...

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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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6th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Musk Claims Finger On Button Of ‘Driverless Catastrophe’

Last week produced a dismal earnings report from Tesla. The carmaker lost $702M in the first quarter of 2019. Investors had expected a first quarter loss but nothing so...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Setting the standards of safety for Autonomous Vehicles
25th April 2019

Setting the standards of safety for Autonomous Vehicles

The UK government’s Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has updated its 2015 code of practice for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The Transport and Research...

By Graham Jarvis

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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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VW Snubs Silicon Valley For China as AV Hub
18th April 2019

VW Snubs Silicon Valley For China as AV Hub

A wealth of software talent has led Volkswagen to choose China as a global hub for autonomous vehicle software development. Company executives say the decision reflects an abundance of...

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Aptiv Developing AV Tech in China
18th April 2019

Aptiv Developing AV Tech in China

Aptiv is establishing a base in China for the development of Level 4 autonomous driving technology. The supplier of autonomous vehicle software is opening the China Autonomous Mobility Center in...

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18th April 2019

Virtual Driverless Tech Testing Not a Stand-Alone Solution

Digital simulated testing for autonomous vehicles (AV) has been seen as a cheap, risk free, alternative to testing in the real world. Yet, while exponents voice its many advantages,...

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VW’s Autonomous ‘Lounge’ Concept Unveiled in China
15th April 2019

VW’s Autonomous ‘Lounge’ Concept Unveiled in China

A ‘self-driving’ zero emission lounge-on-wheels has been unveiled by Volkswagen ahead of the Auto Shanghai show in China. The newest member of VW’s ID. Family, the ID. ROOMZZ claims...

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15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles
12th April 2019

Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles

Remote controlled driverless vehicles must have certification for operators to ensure safety standards. Speaking to TU-Automotive, Manuela Papadopol, CEO of vehicle remote control system provider Designated Driver, said the...

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