ARGO AI

17th November 2022

Stellantis Pounces on AV Tech as Others Waver

Just as Stellantis has accelerated its services in shared mobility as others decamp, the automaker group is forging ahead with investments in the autonomous space. Hardly had the ink...

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7th November 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Still Trapped on the Fiscal Ropes

In the wake of an earthquake, brace for aftershocks. Two weeks ago back-to-back seismic events rocked the autonomous vehicle industry. The first was news that Argo AI, one of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st October 2022

Weekly Brief: Chief Twit’s Self-Driving Delusion Questioned

Tesla CEO Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter for $44Bn on Thursday. The world’s richest man, who calls himself a “free speech absolutist” now controls one of the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th October 2022

Ford Winds Down Argo AI as Driverless Tech ‘Long Way Off’

Early autonomous driving technology prospects took another huge hit this week with news that Argo AI is to be wound down. The company that burst on to the scene...

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8th October 2021

Volkswagen Presents its Vision of Future Mobility at ITS

Volkswagen will present its vision of future mobility led by electrification, data and autonomous driving technology this week. Its strategy will be outlined at the ITS World Congress in...

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26th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Heads get Hotter as Robo-Taxi Market Heats Up

Ford and Argo AI will launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network this year. The automaker and the autonomous vehicle start-up announced last week that their joint deployment with...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st June 2021

Weekly Brief: Germany Takes Aim at Driverless Tech Dominance

Germany is the first country in the world to legalize fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. The landmark legislation passed both the lower and upper chambers of Germany’s parliament...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th May 2021

VW to Begin AV Road Tests with ID.Buzz

Volkswagen will begin on-road tests of its autonomous driving technology this summer with its ID.Buzz light commercial vehicle. The trials to be based in Munich through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles...

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26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

17th August 2020

Weekly Brief: Michigan’s AV-Only Highway is the Right Direction

The state of Michigan plans to build a self-driving car corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference last week to lay out...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd August 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Fails to Curb Driverless Advances

The potential profitability of self-driving technology was on display last week. Ford announced that despite its factories being closed for half of the second quarter because of COVID-19 while...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th July 2020

Software Standards for the Connected Car

By having cross-industry collaborations it becomes possible to define common software development standards. That’s the opinion of Adi Singh, product manager for the robotics and automotive verticals at Canonical....

By Graham Jarvis

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