27th July 2022

iPhone User Boost in Latest Volvo OTA Update

Volvo has begun the roll-out of its latest OTA software update for its vehicles with Google on-board claiming a variety of feature and quality improvements. One of the new...


29th December 2021

Waymo turns to China’s Geely for Latest Robo-Taxi Fleet

Waymo is turning to Chinese auto giant Geely to provide the latest models in its fleet of robo-taxis for the US market. In a clear rebuffal of the old...


14th October 2021

Blackberry Tech Collaboration Claims UX “Revolution”

Blackberry has announced a collaboration with technology giants Google and Qualcomm to “revolutionize” the in-cabin user experience. The company used its BlackBerry Security Summit 21 to launch a new...


27th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Chip Crisis a Hint of Future Battery Woes?

Automakers joined tech companies and chip suppliers last week at the White House to discuss the semiconductor crisis that has hobbled the auto industry in recent months. The goal...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


21st May 2021

Automakers Must Grab the Lead in V2X Data Battle

Carmakers will lose the battle for control of data from the connected car unless they take the lead in setting industry standards. That’s the view of Dr Engelbert Wimmer,...


3rd February 2021

Russia Attempts Road Map for AVs

Russian developers of driverless vehicles, intelligent transport systems and geographic information systems agreed to develop a unified format of a AV-specific open-source digital road model. The opening conference, held...

By Roman Nazarov


2nd February 2021

Ford Chooses Google as Connected Car Partner

Ford is to let Google handle its V2X data seemingly ending the debate over whether automakers will ring-fence their product and consumer generated information. The automaker has agreed to...


21st December 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon’s Dive into Driverless is About Survival

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up Zoox unveiled its first robo-taxi last week. The vehicle calls to mind a shiny toaster on wheels and features four seats inside. The passengers face...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


16th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Could be Ditching its AV Dream

Uber could be selling its self-driving car division and appears to have found a potential buyer in rival autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora. The two have been negotiating the terms...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


19th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Steering its Way Out of Pandemic?

General Motors’ Cruise finally has the green-light to bring fully driverless vehicles to San Francisco. The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Cruise a permit last week to operate...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


29th September 2020

Driverless Tech’s Ups and Downs Post Virus

The pandemic has hit almost all economic sectors globally but it has had an especially harsh effect on automotive. It has been called the single biggest risk factor facing...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


17th August 2020

Carmaker Challenges with the Everything Connected Vehicle

The increasing breadth of connectivity in vehicles can bring valuable features to automakers and consumers alike. Chief among these are the enabling of proactive and predictive performance and maintenance...