Autonomous Vehicles

31st July 2019

Continental Claims Cloud Automated Speed Control

A message from the cloud could take over the speed of a vehicle judged to be travelling too fast for road conditions under a system developed by Continental. The...

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29th July 2019

Weekly Brief: General Motors Latest to Slam Brakes on Driverless Tech

How starry-eyed we were 18 months ago? Waymo stood on the doorstep of launching its robo-taxi service and General Motors’ Cruise announced that it was on the precipice of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

25th July 2019

Russians May Smile on AVs But Roads Aren’t Ready

Autonomous vehicles may have a few technocrat fans in Russia yet the nation is clearly not leading the way in being ready for the technology. In the 2019 edition...

By Roma Nazarov

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23rd July 2019

Reasons Behind Israel’s Rise in Auto Tech

Israel is a small country, its few attempts at car manufacturing ended badly and much of its real estate is desert. It’s really the last place where a thriving...

By Eric Volkman

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22nd July 2019

Weekly Brief: BMW’s Latest Kowtow Chasing Chinese Driverless Cash

There’s a lot of buzz about self-driving cars in the West. Yet, with all the pilots underway on the autobahns of Germany to the sunny streets of Phoenix, Arizona,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th July 2019

Weekly Brief: VW’s Driverless Investment Possibly Premature?

What began as whispers of a potential partnership materialized last week into one of the blockbuster deals of the summer. Volkswagen will invest $2.6Bn into self-driving start-up Argo AI....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th July 2019

Toyota to Start AV Testing in Europe

Toyota has chosen the seat of the European Union to begin testing its autonomous technology on continental public highways. It will begin its automated driving (AD) program trialing its...

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12th July 2019

Aussie Robo-Bus Service Goes Live

An autonomous vehicle developer is claiming the world’s first commercial robo-bus service in Australia. Via has announced its AV program, dubbed BusBot, is now fully operational and serving a...

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11th July 2019

PSA Driverless Test Takes Tolls in Stride

Autonomous testing by PSA has seen one of its self-driving cars negotiate toll booths successfully. Its tests, held in conjunction with the toll-road operator Vinci Autoroutes, saw an autonomously...

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9th July 2019

Continental Begins Series Production of Autonomous Sensors

Continental is readying itself for series production of the sensors required to deliver commercially available driverless mobility. It sees the vanguard of the technology being small autonomous shuttle buses...

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8th July 2019

Weekly Brief: More Mega Partnerships Pump Up Auto Tech

The longer the road one has to travel, the nicer it is to have some company. This is true for human beings and for businesses as well, especially those...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th July 2019

Advanced Drivers Join Chorus Against Driverless Tech

Advanced drivers in the UK are just as suspicious of driverless technology as most motorists globally. A survey by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has found more than...

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