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14th October 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo Pledges No Drivers in Its Robo-Taxis

Waymo will soon go where no robo-taxi fleet has gone before. Last week the tech company reached out to members of its Early Rider pilot program with a letter...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th October 2019

Flexible Charge Point Access Key to EV Adoption, Says Ford

The ability to plug in a BEV wherever there is a charge point is one of the key factors in persuading consumers to go electric. That’s the opinion of...

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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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23rd September 2019

Weekly Brief: Amazon Takes 100,000 EV Punt on Start-Up With No Sales

Delivery vehicles are a fixture of the US landscape. From brown UPS trucks to boxy white US Postal Service vans, from the glaring yellow of DHL to the purple...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th September 2019

Not Yet Time for Mass Market BEVs, Says Ford

Ford believes the automotive mass market is not yet ready for a BEV rollout across its product range. The carmaker has defended it electrification strategy against criticism from some...

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17th September 2019

Automakers Keep Mobility Eye on eScooter Revolution

The streets of Los Angeles and many other cities are literally littered with micromobility options including electric scooters, e-bicycles and more. Now a city start-up has joined the pack...

By Robert Gray

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2nd September 2019

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Industry Shelves Safety Issues in Push for Deregulation

Companies from across the self-driving car industry have sent a resounding message to the United States government last week. They say it’s time to update the Federal Motor Vehicle...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th August 2019

Weekly Brief: US-China Trade War Means Expensive American Cars

The escalating trade war between the United States and China put automakers on edge last week and posed a threat to some key technologies that are fueling the connected...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st August 2019

Waymo Rain Test Shows Robo-Taxi Stuck in Slow Lane

As if proving the first tentative steps into a commercial driverless taxi service is still some way off, Waymo has announced it needs to test its robo-taxi tech in...

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12th August 2019

Ford Hopes Open App Access With Boost Customer Engagement

Despite the advance of connected car services, many automakers are still witnessing disappointing take-up from consumers seemingly unimpressed by their offerings. Yet, Gavin Sherry, CEO of Ford’s Smart Mobility...

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7th August 2019

Trust me I’m a Carmaker, Says Ford

Ford believes it is leading the pack in a charge towards consumer engagement with in-vehicle services yet remains conscious of the challenges still ahead. TU-Automotive met with its head...

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1st August 2019

US Fleets Warned Lives At Risk From Connected Cars Hack

Fleet managers are being warned of potentially fatal cyber-security risks of 2020 connected car models that could expose an entire fleet to a malicious hack. The warning was published...

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