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28th May 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Sales Expected to Hit 5 Million by 2026

Sales of autonomous vehicles are expected to accelerate as consumers adjust to ADAS platforms and companies from GM to Google ramp up investment in self-driving cars.


22nd May 2018

GDPR May Be Slowing Connected Car Growth

The European Union's GDPR rules could be one factor in the slowdown of connected car sales. Automakers are also still trying to gauge the public's reaction to new technologies....


21st May 2018

Weekly Brief: Audi shy of risking Level 3 autonomy in US

The 2019 Audi A8 with Traffic Jam Pilot will debut in Europe as promised but Americans have to wait for now. Andrew Tolve reports. The world’s first mass-market car...


3rd April 2018

Weekly Brief: BMW and Daimler merge their mobility companies

An unlikely shake-up on the mobility front comes amid another ominous week for self-driving tech. Andrew Tolve reports Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been the fiercest of rivals for more than...


7th February 2018

Daimler & Bosch Will Test Self-Driving Taxi Within Months

Daimler and Borsch are teaming up to bring a self-driving taxi to Germany streets -- and the tests will start soon.


5th February 2018

Weekly Brief: Hyundai eyes-up Asia driverless taxi market

Hyundai’s latest Level 4 trial hints at the scale of its ambitions in Asia. Andrew Tolve reports. On a sun-kissed day last week in South Korea, Hyundai completed a...


26th January 2018

Plain speaking challenges for HMI

Chris Schreiner, director of UK innovation practice at Strategy Analytics says speech recognition use has increased from 2016 to 2017. However, the technology saw a slight dip between 2015 and...


16th January 2018

Weekly Brief: Self-driving cars run amok over CES 2018

Remember the halcyon days when consumer electronics were the stars of the Consumer Electronics Show? Andrew Tolve reports on how self-driving cars put an end to that. Last week...


16th January 2018

Nvidia Enlists Big Names in Autonomous Driving Push

No company released a higher volume of AV news at CES 2018 than Nvidia. To help it called on Uber, VW, Mercedes-Benz and Baidu.


22nd December 2017

Mercedes autonomous-car testing comes to Australia

The Mercedes-Benz global autonomous test drive runs into some singular challenges in Australia. Turning to the right from the left-hand lane is one; flashing speed-limit traffic signs are another....


4th December 2017

Weekly Brief: GM wants EV robo-taxi service operational by 2019

The number one US automaker sees autonomous ride-hailing as its key money maker in the near future. Andrew Tolve reports. As the auto world descended on Tinseltown for the...


27th November 2017

Weekly Brief: Volvo to build large self-driving fleet for Uber

Uber wants up to 24,000 self-driving cars whisking around American cities within five years. Andrew Tolve reports. It would be easy write off Uber as the frontrunner to commercialise...