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29th August 2019

Apps Become Spanners For Driverless Cars, Says BlackBerry

The days of aftermarket, do-it-yourself repairs could come to an end as automakers strive to secure their vehicles from an onslaught of cyber-security threats. Depending on the make and...

By Louis Bedigian

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11th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon finally makes entrance into self-driving tech

With nearly every big tech company having entered the race for self-driving cars in the past 10 years, one name has remained conspicuously absent. The fact that it’s Amazon,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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11th January 2019

BMW & Alibaba Partner to Bring Tmall Genie to Select Vehicles

Alibaba's Voice activated assistant Tmall Genie will allow BMW drivers to explore a variety of infotainment and shopping options while on the road.

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5th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Baidu Sets Off Robo-Taxi Race in China

The race to roll out robo-taxis in the US makes for great theater. Waymo is on the doorstep. General Motors’ Cruise is nipping at its heels. Uber just announced...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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20th September 2018

Alibaba Getting Serious with AV and Connect Car

Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba has announced two new automotive initiatives bringing AV and extra connectivity to its home consumers It is working with German electronics company Bosch on...

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6th June 2018

Alibaba & RoboSense Partner on Solid-State Lidar

Solid-state Lidar for a single vehicle is only a few hundred dollars, versus thousands of dollars with traditional approaches, according to RoboSense, which is partnering with Alibaba to create...

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14th May 2018

DiDi Research Gains Approval for AV Tests on California Roads

DiDi joins its Chinese rivals and a host of other OEMs and tech companies in the race to develop self-driving vehicles.

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11th December 2017

Weekly Brief: GM launches in-car supermarket

General Motors wants to turn your dashboard into a hub for pre-orders and purchases. Andrew Tolve reports. Feeling in the mood for a dark mocha frappuccino? How about a...

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20th March 2017

Weekly Brief: Intel takes risky bet on the connected car

With its purchase of Mobileye, Intel proves it will pay anything to ensure a central role in the connected car frenzy. Andrew Tolve reports. Intel staked its claim to the...

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24th October 2016

Weekly Brief: Tesla cars will boast ‘illegal’ driverless capability

Call him brazen, call him bold, call him dangerous or downright irresponsible, there's one thing Elon Musk, the outspoken founder and CEO of Tesla Motor Company, is not and...

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1st April 2016

Carmakers waking up to other ways of making cars pay – Part I

With the Millennial generation just now moving into their prime earning years, they are beginning to demonstrate how different they are from Generation X and the Baby Boomers. Already...

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