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30th August 2021

Weekly Brief: Games Accident Shows Even Giants Stumble in an AV World

A Toyota self-driving shuttle operated by a human driver struck a visually impaired athlete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games last week. The accident happened on just the second day...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

23rd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Unconnected Cars Come into their Own Amid Semiconductor Crisis

The global shortage of semiconductors continued to wreak havoc across the automotive industry last week. Semiconductors, which enable technology like in-dash infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems, have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th August 2021

Toyota Puts another Toe in the AI Pond

Toyota is extending its reach into AI capabilities with another acquisition of a specialist in the field. The automaker has announced that its technology subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings, has...

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26th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Heads get Hotter as Robo-Taxi Market Heats Up

Ford and Argo AI will launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network this year. The automaker and the autonomous vehicle start-up announced last week that their joint deployment with...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th June 2021

Weekly Brief: AI Approach Gives Waabi a Driverless Edge

Self-driving car start-up Waabi came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The Toronto company announced a $83.5M Series A financing round led by Khosla Ventures. Uber...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th June 2021

Weekly Brief: Race for AV Dominance in California Hots Up

Cruise got the greenlight to launch California’s first pilot program of a fully driverless taxi service for the general public. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says that Cruise...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th May 2021

Weekly Brief: AVs Depend on Evolution not Revolution

General Motors will sell self-driving cars to the general public by 2030, the carmaker’s CEO Mary Barra declared on a quarterly-earnings call last week. Then, she hedged. “Later in the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd May 2021

Weekly Brief: Another Robo-Taxi Slips Back into the Land of Dreams

Six months after Uber abandoned its self-driving car efforts, rival Lyft is following suit. The ride-hailing company announced last week that it will sell its self-driving car business, Level...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th March 2021

Opening AV Tech Doors with Open-Source Software

Open source software solutions are already being deployed globally by automakers investing in autonomous vehicle technologies. The potential for open source software applications in everything from simulation and testing...

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1st March 2021

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi Revolution Could be on Near Horizon

Fully autonomous vehicles arrived in Las Vegas last week. The AVs belong to self-driving startup Motional, which is a joint $4Bn venture shared by Hyundai and Aptiv. While the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Pandemic’s CES has Virtually Nothing to Shout About

Automobiles have been a disrupting force at the Consumer Electronics Show for the past five years. What was once an event primarily dedicated to TVs and telephones became a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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5th January 2021

Vehicle Subscription Services Taking hold in India

Car subscription has never been a popular choice for private car buyers in India where many take pride in owning a car as an asset. However, while car subscription...

By Simmi Sinha

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