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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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20th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Toyota Behind Repurposing Robo-Taxis as Driverless Delivery Fleet

Self-driving start-up backed by Toyota has transformed its robo-taxi fleet into a driverless grocery delivery service last week. The move came in response to the ongoing lockdown in California...

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17th February 2020

Weekly Brief: Latest Driverless Crash Proves the Need

A Waymo self-diving vehicle was involved in a bizarre accident last month in Tempe, Arizona, police reports confirmed last week. The accident happened when a disgruntled former Waymo safety...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

10th February 2020

Weekly Brief: US Regulator Allows First Driverless Vehicle Without Mirrors

Dropping a side-view mirror may not sound like much. Heck, if you drive in a major city like New York, Paris or London, side-view mirrors get dropped all the...

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23rd January 2020

GM Cruise’s Driverless Damp Squib

General Motors’ Cruise has launched its first fully autonomous vehicle claiming it was “production ready” but, in truth, it remains only a concept. That’s because the Cruise Origin, constructed...

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9th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo One Celebrates Birthday with Apple App Store Launch

Waymo One turned one year old last week, and hardly anyone bothered to notice. It was a stark contrast from Waymo One’s launch a year ago, when it was...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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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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....

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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...

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22nd March 2019

Driverless Tech Testers Playing ‘Games’ With People’s Lives

Autonomous technology testers are risking the lives of thousands of members of the public because they trust gamification over military and aerospace simulation systems. That’s the stark warning of...

18th March 2019

Weekly Brief: GM Cruise Upping Headcount Won’t Get It Ahead of Rivals

General Motors’ Cruise is getting serious with just nine months to go before its self-imposed deadline to launch a robo-taxi service in America. The self-driving outfit announced last week...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve