Autonomous Vehicles

2nd January 2020

Bosch Pours Scorn on LiDAR-Less Driverless Tech

Bosch has poured scorn on autonomous driving systems that do not feature what it sees as essential LiDAR senors. Its stance flies in the face of carmakers such as...

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20th December 2019

Connectivity Hurdles Driverless Tech Still to Clear

Connected and autonomous vehicles are no doubt part of the future. However, as with electric vehicles, there are hurdles that they are going to have to resolve rather than...

By Graham Jarvis

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19th December 2019

Xpeng Claims First L3 Autonomous BEV

Chinese BEV maker Xpeng has claimed its Level 3 driverless technology is the country’s first market ready system to hit the roads next year. Its P7 executive performance model...

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16th December 2019

Bosch Claims Driver Monitoring to Aid AV Handover

Bosch says it has developed an in-cab driver monitoring system featuring cameras and artificial intelligence (AI). It uses a camera mounted in the steering wheel to detect driver behavior...

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16th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Fledgling Driverless Outfit Butters Up Fleet Market

A shipment of 40,000-lbs of butter was the first self-driving freight cross-country delivery in the United States. Autonomous truck start-up Plus.ai completed the delivery over the Thanksgiving break. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th December 2019

Mercedes-Benz Trials Luxury US Driverless Airport Shuttles

Mercedes-Benz will use autonomously converted versions of its flagship S-Class to trial an airport shuttle service in the US. The pilot program, run with technology supplied by Bosch, will...

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5th December 2019

5G Infrastructure Alliance Best Hope for Driverless Application

A move by cellular infrastructure companies to push for global standards for 5G could be the technology’s best chance of running mission critical systems in driverless cars. Launched by...

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2nd December 2019

Weekly Brief: While Uber Calls in the Lawyers, Wayve Trusts to AI on London’s Streets

The city of London was in the spotlight again last week when its transit authority revoked Uber’s operating license for jeopardizing customer safety. This is the second time in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st November 2019

If Driverless Tech Can Crack India, It’ll Work Anywhere

The governments of most countries around the world are willing, if not necessarily eager, to aid in the development of advanced-level assisted driving. Yet, India is not ‘most countries’. ...

By Eric Volkman

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13th November 2019

Volvo Shows Off Autonomous Bus Depot Potential

Volvo has showcased its autonomous bus working for the first time in a depot loaded with passengers as a proof of concept. The live demonstration, one of the world’s...

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11th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Driverless Tech Jaywalks Into Terrible Week

Remember that self-driving Uber vehicle that tragically struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, back in 2018? Fast forward twenty months and the National Transportation Safety Board has...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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8th November 2019

BlackBerry Extends ADAS and AV Reach with Hyundai

BlackBerry continues extending its reach into mass market automotive ADAS and autonomous system in its latest partnership with Hyundai. The company’s QNX OS software has been chosen by Hyundai...

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