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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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31st July 2019

Ford Acquires Military Robotics Company in Autonomous Drive

Ford has turned to an US military robotics supplier to advance its ambitions in autonomous driving. The automaker has acquired Michigan’s Quantum Signal which boasts extensive work developing robotic...

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30th July 2019

Ford Follows Nissan Into Home Charging Offer

Ford is following in the electric foot-steps of Nissan with a deal offering its own electrified vehicle owners one-stop charging solution. Nissan has been involved in home and work...

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29th July 2019

Weekly Brief: General Motors Latest to Slam Brakes on Driverless Tech

How starry-eyed we were 18 months ago? Waymo stood on the doorstep of launching its robo-taxi service and General Motors’ Cruise announced that it was on the precipice of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

23rd July 2019

Reasons Behind Israel’s Rise in Auto Tech

Israel is a small country, its few attempts at car manufacturing ended badly and much of its real estate is desert. It’s really the last place where a thriving...

By Eric Volkman

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16th July 2019

Data Can Lead to Self-Policing Cars, Says Ford

Drunk, reckless and distracted driving are some of the leading causes of accidents. Just don’t expect police to look elsewhere after autonomous vehicles head onto the streets. Erratic behavior...

By Louis Bedigian

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15th July 2019

Weekly Brief: VW’s Driverless Investment Possibly Premature?

What began as whispers of a potential partnership materialized last week into one of the blockbuster deals of the summer. Volkswagen will invest $2.6Bn into self-driving start-up Argo AI....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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8th July 2019

Weekly Brief: More Mega Partnerships Pump Up Auto Tech

The longer the road one has to travel, the nicer it is to have some company. This is true for human beings and for businesses as well, especially those...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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