Tesla

26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

8th October 2020

Jury Still Out on Automaker Data Deals

Automakers worldwide are beginning to understand the data they collect from car owners is a valuable resource. As vehicles continue to their evolution towards software and application driven machines,...

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28th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Battery War Ramps Up as Tesla Plans In-House Production

At his much-hyped “Battery Day” event in Fremont, California, Elon Musk revealed Tesla plans to start manufacturing its own in-house battery dubbed the 4680. The battery is significantly larger...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st September 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Enters the Driverless Tech Ring

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up, Zoox, received a permit from the State of California last week to test driverless vehicles on public roads without a safety driver behind the wheel....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th September 2020

Second-Life Leafs Finding Happy Home in Russia

The BEV market in the Russian bloc of countries may be small but it has Europe’s largest fleet of BEV buses working in Moscow and a growing demand for...

By Roma Nazarov

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14th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Chasing Tesla, GM Takes Risk on EV Start-Up Nikola

The funding frenzy in the electric vehicle industry intensified last week as General Motors took a $2Bn, 11% equity stake in EV start-up Nikola. Nikola burst onto the scene...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st August 2020

Weekly Brief: Automakers Must Stop Marketing ‘Dangerous’ Automated Tech

A Tesla driver traveling westbound on US Highway 64 in Nash County, North Carolina, slammed his Model S into a sheriff’s car last week. The force of the impact...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th August 2020

Weekly Brief: UK Hands-Free Regulation Could Reshape AV Industry

Self-driving cars may, effectively, be legal on UK roads as soon as next year, the UK government announced last week. The UK Department of Transport has opened a consultation...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th August 2020

UK Drivers Could be Hands-Free By Next Year

In what many traditionalists will see as a seismic change, UK drivers could be in charge of vehicles without holding the steering wheel by as soon as next spring....

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13th August 2020

Ways to Revenues Through In-Cabin Software

Software is already a key driver of value in the automotive market, with more automakers turning to software updates to monetize the software in their vehicles. “This is an...

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12th August 2020

Hackers Must Keep Tearing Cars Apart

Carmakers need to ask software hackers to ‘tear their cars apart’ to make sure the products are cyber secure. That’s the view of Casey Ellis, CTO and founder of...

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13th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Vaulting Autonomous Ambition Needs Regulation

Elon Musk passed Warren Buffet to become the world’s seventh richest person last week. Musk’s net worth has skyrocketed during the pandemic because Tesla has surpassed production targets despite...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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