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27th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Chip Crisis a Hint of Future Battery Woes?

Automakers joined tech companies and chip suppliers last week at the White House to discuss the semiconductor crisis that has hobbled the auto industry in recent months. The goal...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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19th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Dubai Takes the Robo-Taxi Plunge with GM Cruise

General Motors’ Cruise has finalized a deal with the city of Dubai and its transport regulator. From now until 2029, Cruise will be the exclusive provider of self-driving taxis...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Digital Companies Remain Biggest Threat to Carmakers

Cars are the ultimate mobile device. They allow us to move about, connect socially and professionally, make phone calls, take pictures of pretty sunsets and play music with the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers See US as Ripe for EV Revolution

Toyota is back on the electric vehicle bandwagon. The carmaker plans to debut two EVs in the US this year and bring them to market in 2022, the carmaker...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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8th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Apple Eyes Up Era of the ‘iCar’

Only Apple could trump the Super Bowl. During a week when all eyes usually converge on America’s largest sporting event and the TV ads that make it famous, last...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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4th January 2021

Weekly Brief: This Year Could Underscore Necessity as Mother of Invention

Tesla delivered 500,000 vehicles in 2020, the electric carmaker announced last week. This caps off a record year that thrust the company into profitability for the first time and,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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24th June 2020

BMW First Automaker to Use Apple as Car Key

BMW has reinforced its partnership with digital giant Apple to be the first automaker to offer vehicle owners to use their iPhone as a fully digital car key. The...

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8th October 2019

Automakers Seek Control in Connected Car Software

Automotive software is now seen as a primary differentiator for vehicles. Some experts think it will become even more important if autonomous vehicles become available for ride hailing. Marques...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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27th September 2019

Connected Users Could Increase Brand Loyalty, Says Ford

Connectivity could increase a consumer’s bond with a brand even more than the sculptured sheet metal of the cars themselves. This is the opinion of Ford of Europe’s John...

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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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1st July 2019

Weekly Brief: Apple Saves Start-Up From AV Scrapyard

What a week it was for self-driving start-up Drive.ai, which awoke on Monday with plans to close its operations and sack staff but then went to bed on Friday...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2019

Carmakers Must Take Ownership of Future In-Car User Experience

As the world’s automakers work to increase the autonomous capabilities of passenger vehicles and gear up for 5G connectivity, they will also have to reckon with changing consumer demands...

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