Autonomous Vehicles

22nd January 2021

GM Turns to Digital Giant in Autonomous Push

General Motors has teamed up with Microsoft in a bid to accelerate its capabilities in driverless vehicle technology. The automaker and its autonomous wing, GM Cruise, has announced it...

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21st January 2021

UK’s Driverless Vehicle Test Lab Opens for Business

A dual virtual and real-world autonomous vehicle testing facility has opened for business in the UK. The Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) has become the UK’s first connected and...

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15th January 2021

ODD Collaboration Needed for AV Safety

The creation of an operational design domain (ODD) will be an essential component to the widespread adoption and deployment of self-driving vehicles. ODDs, a term that defines all conceivable...

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14th January 2021

Training Call to Avoid ADAS-Perpetrated Accidents

An advanced driving skills group is warning the proliferation of ADAS features could increase road accidents without proper training regimes. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists’ road safety charity,...

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24th December 2020

Nuro’s Green-Light For Driverless Deliveries in California

California has given the green-light for the first commercial delivery service operated entirely by driverless vehicles. The BBC reports that AV specialist Nuro now plans to kick-off its driverless...

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23rd December 2020

Toyota Applies Just-in-Time to Manage Autonomous Shuttles

Toyota has developed a just-in-time inspired system to manage operation of its e-Palette autonomous BEV created to serve the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. It claims the vehicles...

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21st December 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon’s Dive into Driverless is About Survival

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up Zoox unveiled its first robo-taxi last week. The vehicle calls to mind a shiny toaster on wheels and features four seats inside. The passengers face...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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17th December 2020

Autonomous Dream Could Face a Data Logjam

As vehicles become increasingly connected, different stakeholders are looking to benefit from the information that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) provide. However, as TU-Automotive contributor Nathan Eddy says, the...

By Graham Jarvis

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16th December 2020

Strip Out Sensors to Advance Tech, Says Radar Specialist

A radar specialist claims vehicle LiDAR and camera technology can be stripped out while making autonomous features cheaper to provide without losing function. Israel’s Vayyar, specializing in 4D imaging...

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14th December 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Slams Door on its Driverless Carol Singers

Uber’s self-driving car division is dead as a door-nail, in the timeless words of Charles Dickens’s great work, A Christmas Carol. “There is no doubt whatever, about that,” after...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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11th December 2020

Governments Must Help Consortia Drive Autonomous Progress

There are a number of consortia being created to push the way for us all to see connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on our roads. Nissan, for example, has...

By Graham Jarvis

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7th December 2020

Weekly Brief: AV’s Green Shoots Thrive under Pandemic Concerns

AutoX became the first autonomous vehicle company to deploy fully driverless cars in China last week. The company is one of many that have been piloting AVs in China...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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