Autonomous Vehicles

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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30th November 2021

Autonomous Long-Haul Trucking to Solve Driver Shortage

At the end of September 2021 media reports in the UK suggested that there was a shortage of drivers to deliver diesel and fuel to service stations gas stations....

By Graham Jarvis

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26th November 2021

Toyota Packages ADAS as a ‘Mate’

Toyota is rolling all its ADAS technologies into a single branded package called Toyota T-Mate in a bid to help consumers better understand the benefits being offered. Several studies...

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22nd November 2021

Weekly Brief: Investors Get Excited about ‘iCar’ Rumors

Apple wants a self-driving car on the road as soon as 2025. Leaks from inside the tech giant’s secretive self-driving car initiative, Project Titan, paint a picture of a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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17th November 2021

REE Unveils Flexible Urban AV Platform

Israeli automotive technology company REE has unveiled its autonomous concept vehicle based on a new ultra-modular BEV platform design. The full-size concept, dubbed Leopard, is aimed at last-mile autonomous...

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