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


26th October 2018

Ford to Trial AVs in DC

Ford is to roll out an autonomous vehicle service in Washington DC, in what it’s claiming will be a first for the city. Sherif Marakby, CEO of Ford Autonomous...


9th October 2018

Ford Reorganization Won’t Affect AV, Smart Mobility Units

While Ford is looking to slash positions in some of the older parts of the company, newer, more innovative areas such as autonomous vehicles and smart mobility will remain...


30th July 2018

Weekly Brief: Ford follows GM’s lead in fishing for investors

GM got rich when it spun off its self-driving unit now Ford wants to do the same. Andrew Tolve comments. Ford seems to be playing follow-my-leader to General Motors...


5th March 2018

Weekly Brief: Toyota invests billions to build new self-driving car company

With Waymo set to deploy a commercial self-driving car service in Arizona in the coming months, the pressure is on for automakers to respond. Toyota answered the call last...


30th October 2017

Weekly Brief: Delphi extends its autonomous reach

The leading supplier for automotive parts looks to become the top brand for autonomous software. Andrew Tolve reports. Another month, another multi-million dollar pay out for a self-driving car...


16th June 2017

Automaker to techie: ‘C’mon, if you’re hard enough!’

Carmakers should not fear a head-to-head conflict with Silicon Valley giants eyeing up growth potential in the tech-focused auto industry of the future. That’s the firm belief of Paul...


10th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Daimler promises ‘robotaxis’ in four years

The race to get self-driving vehicles on the road now has a clear finish line. Andrew Tolve reports Human history often turns on a single year: the printing press...


13th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford to invest $1Bn in self-driving start-up

Ford is pumping a billion bucks into an ARGO AI which doesn’t even have a website yet. What’s its thinking? Andrew Tolve reports. Last month Peter Rander, the former...