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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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19th March 2020

Automakers’ Control Over Software Outweighs the Risks

As with any technology, the ability to develop software in-house means that the developer, in this case the automaker, can control the ecosystem. Additionally, systems developed in-house provide a...

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30th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Driverless Dreamers Need to Get a Grip on Reality

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Another carmaker, another tech company, another multi-billion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars. Last week Hyundai announced that it has teamed up...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th July 2019

Weekly Brief: VW’s Driverless Investment Possibly Premature?

What began as whispers of a potential partnership materialized last week into one of the blockbuster deals of the summer. Volkswagen will invest $2.6Bn into self-driving start-up Argo AI....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Robo-Trucks Are Where Self-Driving Revolution Begins

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night might stay the couriers of the United States Postal Service but self-driving trucks may soon. Last week the USPS...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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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Ford to Trial AVs in DC
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...

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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...

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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...

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