Autonomous Vehicles

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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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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10th October 2019

Engineers Claim AV Collision Safety Mitigation

University engineers claim to have developed decision-making and motion-planning technology to mitigate injuries and damage when driverless vehicles crash. While the first rule for the AV crash-mitigation technology is...

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7th October 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla Tech Places Driverless Industry at Risk

Ever since an autonomous Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in 2018, members of the self-driving car industry have come to a decision. They have decided, independently and collectively,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd October 2019

AV Consortium Claims London Trials Proves Tech is Ready

A consortium of autonomous specialists have claimed its trials of driverless cars in London proves the technology’s market readiness. The UK’s DRIVEN consortium has completed 30-month government-supported project demonstrating...

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1st October 2019

Breakthrough in V2X For Driverless Cars Claimed

A GPS positioning specialist is claiming a breakthrough in V2X technology that can position an autonomous vehicle within two centimeters when in underground locations or GPS ‘canyons’. Racelogic claims...

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30th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Driverless Dreamers Need to Get a Grip on Reality

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Another carmaker, another tech company, another multi-billion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars. Last week Hyundai announced that it has teamed up...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th September 2019

Old, Dumb, Low-Earners Most Anti AVs, Says Audi

Asia, the young and high earners are among the most receptive of driverless technology. At the same time, the poorly educated low earners of ‘the West’ remain suspicious, an...