Autonomous Vehicles

17th December 2018

Weekly Brief: Showing Tonight in the AV Movie Theater…

Like it or not, self-driving cars are here to stay. They may take longer to roll out and reach ubiquity than their most ardent fans would like to believe;...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th December 2018

Denso Banks on Heated Sensors For Ice-Able Autonomous Tech

A new licensing agreement signed by electronics giant Denso is claiming to advance the chances of driverless vehicles coping in ice and snow conditions. Finland’s touchscreen and 3D film...

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12th December 2018

Honda Safe Swarm V2X Tech Looks DSRC Facing

Honda returns to CES next year to showcase its latest advances on V2X communications that works without cellular communication technology. The Honda Safe Swarm is the carmaker’s vision of...

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11th December 2018

Weekly Brief: There’s Reason Behind Waymo’s Damp Squib Robo-Taxi Launch

Talk about a letdown. Waymo’s launch of its commercialized robo-taxi service last week was supposed to be a revolutionary moment in the history of the automotive industry. Here was...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd December 2018

Weekly Brief: GM Cuts Head of Old Business to Run New One

General Motors capped off its stunning week of announcements by revealing that its President, Dan Ammann, will leave his current role to become the new chief executive officer of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th November 2018

Latest Hyundai SUV Seen As Driverless Stepping Stone

Hyundai’s latest car model is bristling with so much tech that many see it as the carmaker’s literal stepping stone towards an autonomous future. The South Korean manufacturer is...

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28th November 2018

UK Cite Autonomous Test Facility Up and Running

An advanced new ‘real world’ testing site has been completed for autonomous vehicles and cyber security testing in the UK. Dubbed UK Cite, the project expects to create challenging...

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28th November 2018

Volvo Claims Most Advanced LiDAR Tech

Volvo claims the LiDAR autonomous sensing technology it showcased at the LA Auto Show is the world’s most advanced system yet developed. The carmaker, in league with LiDAR specialist...

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27th November 2018

Autonomous Delivery Mileage to Reach 78Bn, Claims KPMG

Annual miles traveled by autonomous delivery vehicles is expected to reach 78Bn by the year 2040, according to a latest analyst forecast. Accounting and analytics company KPMG is predicting...

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23rd November 2018

UK’s First Autonomous Full Scale Bus to Operate in Scotland

The first commercial autonomous featured full-scale passenger bus fleet will enter trials operating along the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. Government aided Innovate UK announced funding to support a...

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22nd November 2018

Driverless Volvo Trucks to Start Work at Norwegian Mine

The Swedish automaker Volvo Trucks has entered into a deal to rent six autonomous trucks to a Norwegian mining company, which will run a 5-kilometer route. Volvo announced an...

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21st November 2018

Nvidia Extends Chinese Business with Xpeng AV Deal

Gaming and AI computing company Nvidia is extending its reach into China by signing a strategic partnership agreement with EV carmaker Xpeng Motors. The deal, with Nvidia’s China partner...

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