Autonomous Vehicles

23rd January 2020

GM Cruise’s Driverless Damp Squib

General Motors’ Cruise has launched its first fully autonomous vehicle claiming it was “production ready” but, in truth, it remains only a concept. That’s because the Cruise Origin, constructed...

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20th January 2020

Tesla Facing Potential 500,000 Recall After Speed Surge

EV maker Tesla is facing the prospect of recalling up to half a million of its cars after 123 crashes have sparked calls for a full enquiry into its...

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15th January 2020

Virtual Ruts May Speed Up Driverless Adoption

It could be pointed out that a skilled carpenter can sharpen a pencil with an axe. Luckily, you don’t have to perform the same feat because pencil sharpener is...

By Roma Nazarov

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13th January 2020

Weekly Brief: US Abandons AV Restraint as Makers Self-Regulate

The United States government would like the self-driving car industry to know something. It’s that it can do whatever it would like, wherever it would like, whenever it would...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th January 2020

Oxbotica Aims for Weather-Proof ‘Perception’ Suite

Robotics specialist Oxbotica will launch an AV sensor suite whose ‘perception’ capabilities will cope will adverse weather conditions. The claim is a bold one with automaker giants, including Ford...

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3rd January 2020

Aisin’s Robot Bus Unveils at 2020 CES

Auto Tier 1, Aisin, will unveil its autonomous public transport ‘bus’ concept aiming to showcase its expertise in connectivity, electrification and automation. The unveil of “i-mobility TYPE-C20” planned for...

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3rd January 2020

Like a Foxtrot, 2020 Likely to be Quick-Quick-Slow for Auto Tech

Technology is firmly ensconced in the auto industry, with automakers, Tier 1s and other suppliers convinced that software and technology will become at least as important as vehicle components....

By Susan Kuchinskas

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2nd January 2020

Bosch Pours Scorn on LiDAR-Less Driverless Tech

Bosch has poured scorn on autonomous driving systems that do not feature what it sees as essential LiDAR senors. Its stance flies in the face of carmakers such as...

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20th December 2019

Connectivity Hurdles Driverless Tech Still to Clear

Connected and autonomous vehicles are no doubt part of the future. However, as with electric vehicles, there are hurdles that they are going to have to resolve rather than...

By Graham Jarvis

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19th December 2019

Xpeng Claims First L3 Autonomous BEV

Chinese BEV maker Xpeng has claimed its Level 3 driverless technology is the country’s first market ready system to hit the roads next year. Its P7 executive performance model...

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18th December 2019

Nvidia Claims Superchip Breakthrough for L5 AV

Gaming software specialist Nvidia is claiming a superchip so fast that it could accelerate the possibility of full Level 5 autonomous driving. Its Nvidia Drive AGX Orin claims to...

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16th December 2019

Bosch Claims Driver Monitoring to Aid AV Handover

Bosch says it has developed an in-cab driver monitoring system featuring cameras and artificial intelligence (AI). It uses a camera mounted in the steering wheel to detect driver behavior...

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