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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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10th January 2019

Baidu’s OpenEdge Platform Could Speed Development of Autonomous Applications

Open source platforms such as Baidu's OpenEdge can help reduce the update cycles for many products, especially those for autonomous and connected vehicles.

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5th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Baidu Sets Off Robo-Taxi Race in China

The race to roll out robo-taxis in the US makes for great theater. Waymo is on the doorstep. General Motors’ Cruise is nipping at its heels. Uber just announced...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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Volvo, Baidu Partner for Chinese AVs
2nd November 2018

Volvo, Baidu Partner for Chinese AVs

Volvo is partnering with Chinese tech giant Baidu to develop and mass-produce electric autonomous vehicles for that country. The company claims this makes it the first non-Chinese automaker “to...

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31st October 2018

Ford & Baidu Partner on Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Beijing

Ford and Baidu plan to bring Level 4 autonomous vehicles to the streets of Beijing. Right now, Daimler's self-driving cars are already on the road in the capital.

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Baidu Signs Level 4 AV Development Deal
20th September 2018

Baidu Signs Level 4 AV Development Deal

China’s Baidu has reached an agreement with a braking technology company to develop braking systems for Level 4 commercial AVs. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

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Baidu Launching Software for Smart AVs
14th September 2018

Baidu Launching Software for Smart AVs

Chinese tech major Baidu is launching new open-source software it says will allow autonomous vehicles to communicate with their occupants and their surroundings. It is claiming the Intelligent Vehicle...

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