Autonomous Vehicles

10th October 2018

Range Rover Cracks Notorious UK Highway

A notorious road network in the UK’s Midlands has been conquered by a driverless Range Rover Sport. The mess of junctions packed together running off the main dual carriageway...

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8th October 2018

Weekly brief: How the Honda GM Cruise partnership changes everything

Waymo has won the race to commercialize robo-taxis and that’s all but a foregone conclusion at this point. Its vehicles have covered the most ground, completed the most pilots...

By Andrew Tolve

AI Start-Up Achieves Fast LiDAR Performance
2nd October 2018

AI Start-Up Achieves Fast LiDAR Performance

An artificial intelligence start-up is claiming to have developed LiDAR that can recognize other vehicles and pedestrians more rapidly than humans can. Following its warnings about the dangers to...

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28th September 2018

Robot Racing Unlikely to Win F1 Fans, Says McLaren

Motorsports such as Formula One and NASCAR thrill onlookers with their mix of speed and danger. Much of the drama of these contests comes from the human element; fans...

By Eric Volkman

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Insurers Tread Warily Among Connected Car Tech
26th September 2018

Insurers Tread Warily Among Connected Car Tech

Looking at the auto technology that will work best for tomorrow’s insurers, explored by Eric Volkman. As the auto industry goes, so goes the auto insurance business. As everyone...

Eric Volkman

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Volkswagen Developing Low-Emissions Electric Van
26th September 2018

Volkswagen Developing Low-Emissions Electric Van

Volkswagen has premiered a new low-emissions electric van that it is developing. The vehicle is the ID Buzz Cargo, a revamped version of its existing Transporter van. Volkswagen Commercial...

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24th September 2018

Weekly Brief: AV Tech Spawns Ethical Dilemma at US Border

Driverless car start-ups are installing LiDAR sensors along the South Texas border with Mexico, The New York Times has reported. We’re not talking about autonomous dune buggies roving back...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st September 2018

Driverless Trucks to Start Work With PSA

PSA Group will start using driverless vehicles to carry out logistics duties at its production headquarters in France. In a collaboration with autonomous vehicle specialist EasyMile, PSA has trialed...

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Survey Shows Fewer Americans Want AVs
19th September 2018

Survey Shows Fewer Americans Want AVs

A new survey shows a significant decline in the numbers of Americans wanting to drive autonomous vehicles. The proportion of respondents to Allianz Global Assistance’s and Ipsos’ annual Sharing...

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19th September 2018

Renault Robo-Pods for Last-Mile Deliveries

Renault has unveiled its concept solution for an autonomous last-mile delivery vehicle it dubs the ‘robo-pod’. The Renault EZ-PRO is a driverless, electric, connected and shared robotic pod concept...

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Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Link with Google on Infotainment
18th September 2018

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Link with Google on Infotainment

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is partnering with Google to deploy Android in the infotainment systems of vehicles it produces. The automakers say they have forged a “technology partnership” with the...

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18th September 2018

Nvidia Partnering to Bring Driverless Virtual Testing into Real World

Gaming giant Nvidia has announced a partnership it hopes will resolve discrepancies that arise between real-world and virtual driverless vehicle testing. It has signed an agreement with British drive...

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