Cruise Automation

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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25th January 2018

Inside GM’s Steering Wheel-less, Pedal-less Driverless Car

GM's Cruise AV is scheduled to launch in 2019.

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9th October 2017

Weekly Brief: GM doubles self-driving car fleet as it targets robotaxi service

Forget about the Uber-Waymo drama, GM may be the company to beat when it comes to driverless cabs. Andrew Tolve reports. General Motors is aggressively growing the size of its...

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22nd September 2017

Autonomy for the masses

The auto industry is eager for consumers to buy, lease or share autonomous vehicles, but no one knows what will happen to the millions of existing (non-autonomous) automobiles. Are...

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18th September 2017

Weekly Brief: GM ready to mass produce a self-driving car

Chevy Bolt clone being readied to deliver Level 4 autonomy but only when legislation allows. Andrew Tolve reports. Ready or not, the world is about to get a mass-produced...

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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...

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1st September 2016

Weekly Brief: Google takes on Uber with Waze ridesharing gambit

Need a ride? Just Google it. The titan of tech signalled last week that it wants in on the ridesharing game and is prepared to make its initial entry...

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16th May 2016

Weekly Brief: Apple invests $1Bn in Uber’s Chinese rival

Apple is in. Those three words sent shock waves reverberating around the automotive world as news spread that the tech giant had invested $1Bn (£696M) in Didi Chuxing, the largest...

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14th March 2016

Weekly Brief: GM pays more than $1Bn for start-up Cruise Automation

Most New Year’s resolutions make it a day or two. A few last a month. Even fewer reach Spring. Congratulations to General Motors (GM), then, which set out to...

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