Autonomous Vehicles

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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4th May 2020

Facing Up the Driverless Car Barriers

Over the next decade connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are expected to generate millions of dollars for the global economy. At least, that’s what’s currently predicted by many people...

By Graham Jarvis

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29th April 2020

Russia Claims First Retrofit Driverless Truck Tech

Russian truck-maker Kamaz is claiming the world’s first retrofit autonomous driving system for heavy-duty vehicles. The manufacturer presented teaser shots, a video clip and a brief description of the...

By Roma Nazarov

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20th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Toyota Behind Repurposing Robo-Taxis as Driverless Delivery Fleet

Self-driving start-up backed by Toyota has transformed its robo-taxi fleet into a driverless grocery delivery service last week. The move came in response to the ongoing lockdown in California...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th April 2020

Kamaz’s Push-me-Pull-you AV Truck Starts Testing

Russian truck maker Kamaz claims to have begun physical testing of an autonomous cabless concept truck. The BEV dubbed Chelnok, meaning shuttle, targets short-range transportation of goods in closed...

By Roma Nazarov

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6th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Cars Could Become Latest Virus Victims

The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, enlisted the help of four self-driving shuttles last week to move coronavirus test samples from a drive-thru testing site to a nearby processing...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd April 2020

Volvo to Focus on AV Software Development

Volvo has decided to move its autonomous technology focus towards developing the software required to make it a reality. Its strategy was revealed with the splitting of its 50;50...

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2nd April 2020

Bosch Claims AV Shuttles That Solve Problems

Bosch claims it has developed an autonomous shuttle that can fault check itself when on-board systems fail. The automotive supply giant says its Project 3F delivers “driverless and fault-tolerant...

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1st April 2020

2G, Not 5G, Best Bet to Accelerate Driverless Tech

Making our existing cars more ‘clever’ could be a better way of getting autonomous cars safely on our streets rather than relying on 5G connectivity. That’s the view of...

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1st April 2020

No Amount of AV Test Miles Predicts Every Scenario

While autonomous driving is expected to save lives being better than human drivers, AVs will probably be held to a higher standard than human-piloted cars. It’s not a technical...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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31st March 2020

ADAS Revenues Now Rather than Autonomous Cash Later

The long and winding road to the upper levels of autonomy, namely Level 4 and Level 5 vehicle automation, are far in the future. That means automakers should be...

25th March 2020

First Open Source AI for Driverless Agri Vehicles

A Russian project for driverless agricultural vehicles has launched what it claims is the first open source AI dataset. Cognitive Pilot, a joint venture of Russia’s Sberbank and the...

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