Cruise

19th September 2022

Weekly Brief: Auto Shows Not Yet Land of the Dinosaurs

The North American International Auto Show returned after two years of pandemic to its downtown home in Detroit last week, where showgoers were greeted by a giant, yellow, 61-foot-tall...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th September 2022

Weekly Brief: Partnerships Hoping to Boost EV and AV Adoption

Mercedes-Benz and Rivian have reached an agreement to build electric vans together in Europe, turning a budding rivalry into a strategic partnership. The two plan to jointly run a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th July 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Under Safety Microscope

The California Public Utilities Commission may suspend or revoke Cruise’s driverless permit in San Francisco following accusations that the company has overlooked safety issues in its race to commercialize...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th July 2022

Weekly Brief: Tesla Sheds Autopilot Engineers as NHTSA Ramps Investigation

Tesla laid off nearly 200 workers last week and closed its office in San Mateo, California, where a dedicated team worked on Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system, Autopilot. Most...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Transportation Change is Happening in Fits-and-Starts

Cruise started charging for rides in its robo-taxis in San Francisco last week, marking the dawn of a new era for urban mobility for major US cities. Anyone in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi War Gears Up While Tesla Winds Down

Cruise is ready to commercialize. After nine years of research, development and piloting autonomous vehicle technology, the start-up announced last week that it will begin charging the general public...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st March 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Makers Missing a Trick with Oil Price Crisis

The electric vehicle revolution is squandering a golden opportunity. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions and reductions on Russian oil have sent worldwide gas prices skyrocketing. The cost...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th March 2022

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Green Light so long as You Face Forward

Self-driving cars without manual controls are now street legal in America. After 20 years of evolution in the autonomous vehicle space, the US federal government finally passed a rule...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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23rd November 2020

Weekly Brief: GM Bets Big on EV Revolution

General Motors will invest $27Bn in electric vehicles by 2025, CEO Mary Barra announced last week. The carmaker will use that investment to rapidly expand its EV offerings in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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20th August 2020

Driverless Tech Finding New Life in Old Data

Testing connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in the real world is said to be the gold standard for being able to collate data to improve them. However, for much...

By Graham Jarvis

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18th June 2020

ADAS Revenues Pave the Way to a Driverless Future

While the near-term prospects for Level 4 and above driverless technology seem to be receding, automakers are cashing in on the revenue streams offered by current ADAS technology. That’s...

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25th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Promise of Full Autonomy in 2019 is Shameful

Tesla’s self-driving feature AutoPilot will deliver fully autonomous driving by the end of the year claims Elon Musk, who made the announcement with typical Muskian flair. “The car will...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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