Mercedes Benz

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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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....

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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...

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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...

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3rd November 2017

Driverless trucks drift away from the ICE age

Numerous companies have been hard at work for years developing and testing autonomous trucks using powertrains other than internal combustion engine (ICE) technology. These efforts got a sudden burst...

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18th September 2017

Weekly Brief: GM ready to mass produce a self-driving car

Chevy Bolt clone being readied to deliver Level 4 autonomy but only when legislation allows. Andrew Tolve reports. Ready or not, the world is about to get a mass-produced...

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11th September 2017

Weekly Brief: Nissan Leaf begins to bring driverless to the masses

Nissan’s trail-blazer now focused on offering affordable autonomous driving. Andrew Tolve reports. The car that kick started the electric vehicle revolution, the Nissan Leaf, is back with a semi-driverless...

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1st September 2017

AI: The next smart step for automotive

Artificial intelligence – machines that can learn and act on their own – is enabling the automotive industry to make great leaps toward autonomy. In a few cases, it's...

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1st September 2017

AR could point the real way forward

Research by Frost and Sullivan suggests that augmented reality heads-up displays (HUDs) will gain 10.4% of the European Union and North American market by 2025. The firm’s June 2015...

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