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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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10th March 2021

Opening AV Tech Doors with Open-Source Software

Open source software solutions are already being deployed globally by automakers investing in autonomous vehicle technologies. The potential for open source software applications in everything from simulation and testing...

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1st March 2021

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi Revolution Could be on Near Horizon

Fully autonomous vehicles arrived in Las Vegas last week. The AVs belong to self-driving startup Motional, which is a joint $4Bn venture shared by Hyundai and Aptiv. While the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th December 2020

Weekly Brief: AV’s Green Shoots Thrive under Pandemic Concerns

AutoX became the first autonomous vehicle company to deploy fully driverless cars in China last week. The company is one of many that have been piloting AVs in China...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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29th September 2020

Driverless Tech’s Ups and Downs Post Virus

The pandemic has hit almost all economic sectors globally but it has had an especially harsh effect on automotive. It has been called the single biggest risk factor facing...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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7th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Russian Robots Step into the Global AV Game

First came Google’s Waymo. Next came Baidu’s Apollo. Last week Yandex introduced the latest generation of autonomous vehicle companies powered by search engine giants: the Yandex Self-Driving Group. Yandex...

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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29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Mobility Companies Suffer as Digital Giants Look On

Rental car goliath Hertz filed for bankruptcy last week, laying blame on a “frozen” rental car market that has left its core business in tatters. Hertz plans to restructure...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th May 2020

Baidu Begins Public Robo-Taxi Rides in ‘Smart City’

Digital giant Baidu has begun robo-taxi rides for members of the public in a city claiming to be at the forefront of China’s drive towards smart city capabilities. Late...

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26th September 2019

BMW in Push For Voice Assistant Standard

BMW is part of push to bring standards for multi-platform voice assistants across industry and devices. The carmaker is part of an initiative by leading technology companies announcing the...

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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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