Autonomous Vehicles

22nd June 2020

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Hands-Free Assistance a Litmus Test for Autonomous

Ford has announced its long-anticipated hands-free technology will debut on the 2021 all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which hits dealership floors in late 2020. Unfortunately, Active Drive Assist won’t be released...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th June 2020

ADAS Revenues Pave the Way to a Driverless Future

While the near-term prospects for Level 4 and above driverless technology seem to be receding, automakers are cashing in on the revenue streams offered by current ADAS technology. That’s...

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11th June 2020

Heavy Industry First to Adopt Driverless Tech

While most automakers have come to accept that fully autonomous marketable passenger cars are some decades away, it’s the area of heavy industry that can see an earlier adoption...

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8th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Cars Won’t Reach Vision Zero, Say Insurers

Self-driving cars took a tough lap through the media last week. That’s thanks to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which found that self-driving cars...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st June 2020

Weekly Brief: Space Dreaming Eases Woes of the World

The future of transportation went extraterrestrial last week as SpaceX launched two American astronauts into outer space. The astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, are the first astronauts to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th May 2020

Robo-Bus Trials Start in European Cities

Robot buses have begun trialing in a European city as manufacturers and local authorities assess the autonomous technology. Under the banner of the FABULOS project, Helsinki in Finland was...

27th May 2020

An Integrated Approach Drives an Autonomous Future

At CES in January 2020, Qualcomm Technologies debuted the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Ride™ Platform, the company’s entry into the ADAS and autonomous vehicle market. Specifically, the platform is initially focused...

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21st May 2020

Data Farming Touted as AV Simulation Breakthrough

A UK automotive graphics specialist is claiming a breakthrough to cut the costs of autonomous vehicle testing using ‘data farming’. The company, rFpro, claims to have developed a means...

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7th May 2020

Volvo to Roll-Out Roof Integrated LiDAR

Volvo plans to make its LiDAR sensor array a standard fixture on many future models by integrating it into its models’ roofline. The Swedish automaker is partnering with sensor...

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6th May 2020

Gamers Helping Oxbotica’s Autonomous Push

Autonomous technology specialist Oxbotica has turned to the gaming world to accelerate development of its automated driving software. Game developers known for their work with flight simulators, racing games...

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6th May 2020

Cost and Covid-19 Hit Driverless Investment, Says Bosch

Automakers had already been backing away from investing in higher levels of autonomous technology citing costs as the main barrier to market adoption. According to automotive supplier giant Bosch,...

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5th May 2020

Automakers Agree Driverless Tech Definitions

Despite a recent retreat from driverless technology, automakers have at least agreed some definitions around what constitutes an autonomous vehicle. With the twin pressures of the enduringly high cost...

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