Autonomous Vehicles

3rd February 2022

Another Tesla Recall Now for Rolling Through Stop Signs

Tesla has announced another recall of vehicles, this time for software that allows them to roll through stop signs. Following on from its recall of nearly half a million...

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26th January 2022

Carmakers Held Liable for Driverless Car Failings, say Lawyers

British lawyers are calling for automakers to shoulder unlimited legal responsibility for a driverless vehicle’s actions on the roads. The move would redefine the driver as a ‘user-in-charge’ and...

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25th January 2022

Finnish AV Pilot Claims Arctic Conditions Success

A Finnish driverless technology specialist is claiming success of proving the concept can handle extreme winter conditions of ice and snow near the Arctic Circle. The autonomous shuttle bus...

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24th January 2022

Weekly Brief: US Insurers Pop the Bubble of ADAS Safety Claims

Advanced driver assistance systems got a rude wake-up call last week from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. IIHS is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides safety ratings for...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th January 2022

Consumer Automotive Safety Rating to Enhance CAV Uptake

Thatcham Research and Zenzic are developing a consumer safety rating, which they hope will be adopted by Euro NCAP. The organizations have worked on safety testing for 25 years....

By Graham Jarvis

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7th January 2022

Volvo Plans Hands-Free Driverless Tech for California

Volvo plans to roll-out its first fully automated driving function to its next generation BEV vehicles sold in California. Once the system has been verified for use on Californian...

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5th January 2022

Zeekr Pitches for first Level 4 Commercial AV

Zeekr’s latest collaboration with Intel’s Mobileye sees it target becoming the first BEV maker to market a Level 4 autonomous vehicle. The sub-brand of China giant Geely with design...

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29th December 2021

Waymo turns to China’s Geely for Latest Robo-Taxi Fleet

Waymo is turning to Chinese auto giant Geely to provide the latest models in its fleet of robo-taxis for the US market. In a clear rebuffal of the old...

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24th December 2021

Japan Steals a March on AV Market if Level 4 becomes Legal

Legalizing Level 4 autonomous driving could place Japan in pole position to lead the world in advancing the rollout of the technology. The nation’s National Police Agency has announced...

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20th December 2021

Weekly Brief: Cruise Delivers Early Christmas Present to AV Rivals?

Building a robo-taxi business takes years, firing a CEO a matter of seconds. Dan Ammann lost his job at the helm of Cruise last week in a move that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th December 2021

Weekly Brief: Mercedes-Benz Breaks Through Crucial Hands-Free AV Barrier

Autonomous driving isn’t autonomous driving if you have to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. It’s more like babysitting. Yet, almost every so-called...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th December 2021

Mercedes-Benz Gets Green Light for Level 3 Automated Driving

Mercedes-Benz is claiming to be the first automaker to meet the legal requirements to run a fully approved Level 3 autonomous driving system. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority...

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