Autonomous Vehicles

31st December 2018

Weekly Brief: 2019 Will Show Us Whether Driveless Transport is Really Upon Us

A week from now, starting January 8, about 200,000 industry professionals, 4,400 exhibiting companies and god knows how many self-driving cars will arrive in Las Vegas for the biggest...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th December 2018

Waymo AVs Most Accident Prone While Humans Launch Attacks, Study Shows

Waymo’s autonomous cars have been shown to be the most accident prone among the AV community suffering a 41% attrition rate among its fleet, according to recorded data. Waymo...

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20th December 2018

ADAS Building Favor Among Carbuyers, Says Continental

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are proving popular despite warnings from auto safety organizations concerning consumer confusion over the limitations of the technology. A study, commission by component maker...

Report by Nathan Eddy and Greg Hyde

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19th December 2018

AVs Will Turn Into 150mph Trains Under LA, Claims Musk

Tesla owner Elon Musk is proposing a network of tunnels where autonomous electric cars will morph into individual train carriages capable of speeds of up to 150mph under Los...

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18th December 2018

Aptiv Places AV Bets on Vegas

An autonomous technology specialist is going ‘all-in’ with the launch of a new autonomous vehicle (AV) center in gambling’s capital Las Vegas. Aptiv has announced the launch of its...

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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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