Autonomous Vehicles

4th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo embraces B2B against robo-taxi uncertainty

Drivers don’t like driverless cars. A decade after Google launched its self-driving car division, after hundreds of pilots on public roads by dozens of companies and increased exposure to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th October 2019

Russian AV Developers Start Collaboration With Hyundai

Hyundai’s parts-and-service arm, Hyundai Mobis, is running its own independent self-driving project M.Billy with a plan to launch robo-taxi services in several Russian smart cities by 2020. No doubt,...

By Roma Nazarov

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28th October 2019

Weekly Brief: Hyundai and Toyota Spar for Self-Driving Street Credibility

Let’s not overdo it on the Hyundai hype.  Last week the carmaker announced that it plans to launch a free robo-taxi service in Irvine, California, starting November 4, 2019....

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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28th October 2019

Cognitive Technologies Claims World First AV Harvester

A Russian driverless vehicle company is claiming the first market ready autonomous combined harvester. Cognitive Technologies’ ADS Agrodroid retrofit system was put through its paces in front of international...

By Roma Nazarov

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24th October 2019

AV London Trial Takes On The ‘Burbs

A consortium running autonomous vehicle trials in London have extended the pilot into the most challenging streets yet – the suburbs. As a born-and-bred city resident, I can attest...

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22nd October 2019

PSA and FCA Face Losing Out in Driverless Race

Data researchers are claiming the PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could be the big losers in bringing autonomous products to market. A study by Ptolemus Consulting Group,...

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21st October 2019

Weekly Brief: Hyundai’s Government Backing Could Win Self-Driving Race

After years of playing a laggard, Hyundai intends to rebrand itself as a leader in the mobility revolution. It took a step in the right direction last week when...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th October 2019

Driverless Trials Prove Tech More Dangerous Than Humans

Autonomous driving tests reveal the technology suffers more accidents than would be expected from the average human driver on average. That’s the allegation being leveled by Adi Pinhas, CEO...

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14th October 2019

Renault Accelerates Waymo’s Robo-Taxi Push

Renault is helping on the expansion of Waymo’s robo-taxi plans with its cooperation in a pilot program in Paris. The automaker says “France is committed to the development of...

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14th October 2019

Simple Driverless Hardware Choices Yet to be Settled

Some simple but serious strategic decisions over hardware for driverless vehicles have yet to be properly settled. That’s the opinion of Sandeep Sovani, director, global automotive industry, at Ansys...

By Graham Jarvis

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14th October 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo Pledges No Drivers in Its Robo-Taxis

Waymo will soon go where no robo-taxi fleet has gone before. Last week the tech company reached out to members of its Early Rider pilot program with a letter...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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11th October 2019

Toyota’s Latest BEV Urban AV Concept Unveiled

Toyota has released details of its latest iteration of an urban personal mobility solution in the shape of its LQ concept. The car will be shown at the 2019...

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