Lyft

4th November 2016

Making the telematics numbers add up

In many ways, the situation right now in the connected car space is a lot like priming a pump just before the flow starts gushing out. The number of...

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26th September 2016

Weekly Brief: US regulators test guidelines boost for autonomous

The US government has just issued comprehensive guidelines governing driverless cars and it's about dang time, many believe. Because for the past two years of self-driving cars have been...

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23rd September 2016

Patience will be the chief virtue for exponents of the driverless car

Introduction: Rapid acceleration Assisted driving has come very far, very fast. Almost every current vehicle model sold by the world’s top manufacturers has at least some ADAS functionality, with...

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12th September 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford loads up Chariot for its rideshare ambitions

Well that didn’t take long. Two weeks ago, when Ford announced plans to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ridesharing by 2021, it raised the obvious question of, for...

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1st September 2016

Weekly Brief: Google takes on Uber with Waze ridesharing gambit

Need a ride? Just Google it. The titan of tech signalled last week that it wants in on the ridesharing game and is prepared to make its initial entry...

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29th August 2016

Weekly Brief: World’s first self-driving taxis hit the streets of Singapore

In a quiet district of Singapore, a little-known start-up just laid claim to one of the transportation industry's biggest prizes – the first fully operational, street-legal self-driving taxis. The...

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23rd August 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford vows to produce mainstream robot car by 2021

A century ago Ford revolutionised the automotive industry with the advent of the assembly line and its first mainstream product, the Model T. Fast forward a hundred years and...

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18th July 2016

Weekly Brief: JLR's self-driving tech that can get down 'n' dirty

Most self-driving tech and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) come with serious limitations these days. They can detect lane dividers but not if it’s raining. They can deliver autonomous...

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20th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Local Motors and IBM debut self-driving 3D-printed car

There is little that connected cars can’t do these days. A platoon of self-driving trucks? No problem. A car that parks itself and integrates with smart home technology? Easy....

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9th June 2016

Auto players ‘boldly go’ towards tech horizon

The future of mobility and the autonomous vehicle dominated the debate on the opening day of TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 with the world’s biggest car-sharing firm, Zipcar, expressing its eagerness...

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31st May 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber finally finds its automaker partner in Toyota

You can only poke a sleeping bear for so long. First General Motors needled Uber with a $500M (£342M) investment in Lyft back in January. Then Apple jabbed the...

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23rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Android Auto now works in any car, with or without embedded infotainment

Here’s the thing about dashboard infotainment systems: They don’t work very well. Year after year they rank as one of the most flawed features in cars, as consumers are...

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