Autonomous Vehicles

15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles
12th April 2019

Call to Certify Remote Controllers of Driverless Vehicles

Remote controlled driverless vehicles must have certification for operators to ensure safety standards. Speaking to TU-Automotive, Manuela Papadopol, CEO of vehicle remote control system provider Designated Driver, said the...

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12th April 2019

BMW, Toyota and Renault Engineers Explore Driverless Standards

Engineers from BMW, Toyota and Renault have set up a working group in a bid to formulate global standards for future ADAS and autonomous technology. The group, working under...

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11th April 2019

Automakers Working Hard to Build Trust in Autonomous

Concerns about safety are having a major impact on the autonomous vehicle industry, with the focus shifting to how automakers can win the public’s trust in self-driving vehicles. Meanwhile,...

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10th April 2019

Regulators Still Not Up To Speed With AVs, Says Navya

Driverless car development has quickly outpaced most current regulations, causing a number of headaches for manufacturers looking to test their autonomous technologies. In the US vehicles are still required...

By Louis Bedigian

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9th April 2019

A Costs ‘Reality Check’ is Coming To AV Manufacturers

Years of hype suggest that driverless cars are right around the corner, inching toward deployment with just a few more miles of road tests. General Motors is one of...

By Louis Bedigian

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8th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Self-Driving Features Just Plain Reckless

Ready or not, Tesla is ramping up efforts to deliver fully self-driving cars. This week the carmaker will roll out its automated parking feature, which allows drivers to press...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium
4th April 2019

Ford, GM, Toyota, SAE Form AV Standards Consortium

Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and SAE International are forming a consortium to help develop industry-wide standards for autonomous vehicle technology. The automakers have joined forces with the professional association...

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VW Trialing Level 4 AVs in Hamburg
3rd April 2019

VW Trialing Level 4 AVs in Hamburg

Volkswagen is testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles within Hamburg’s designated ‘digital test bed’, it says. Five Level 4 e-Golfs, each equipped with 11 laser scanners, seven radar, and 14 cameras...

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Start-Up Promises Londoners Autonomous Transport in 2020
2nd April 2019

Start-Up Promises Londoners Autonomous Transport in 2020

A start-up is promising Londoners access to self-driving ride-shares from 2020 onward. FiveAI said its shared autonomous vehicles will become available to residents of the city from then. Five...

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29th March 2019

Costs Could Be Driving Factor With Driverless Adoption

For all the brouhaha surrounding the dangers of Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous driving, few have questioned the dangers of Level 5. It is assumed that once we...

By Louis Bedigian

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Driverless Shuttle Service
25th March 2019

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Driverless Shuttle Service

An autonomous vehicle shuttle service is laying claim to be New York’s first commercial AV program albeit one restricted to private roads. Boston’s Optimus Ride said its shuttles would...

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