Tesla

11th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Unregulated Driverless Cars About to Happen in US?

General Motors unveiled a new driving system last week that could radically reshape the race to put self-driving consumer cars on the road in North America. Dubbed Ultra Cruise,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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4th October 2021

Weekly Brief: BEVs Light Up Luxury and LCV Markets

The most expensive electric vehicle in the world is ready for market. The first customer-grade Lucid Air sedans trundled off the assembly line at Lucid Motors’ manufacturing plant in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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27th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Chip Crisis a Hint of Future Battery Woes?

Automakers joined tech companies and chip suppliers last week at the White House to discuss the semiconductor crisis that has hobbled the auto industry in recent months. The goal...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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17th September 2021

Industry Voices: The Tesla Emphasis on Vision

Opinion piece by Brad Rosen, co-founder and chief operating officer of NODAR, a provider of multi-camera 3D vision technology for advanced driver-assistant systems and autonomous vehicles. NHTSA has opened...

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6th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Heady EV Days for Start-Ups and Established Carmakers Alike

Genesis is the latest auto brand to join the onrush toward an all-electric future. The brand said last week that it plans to wave goodbye to internal combustion engines...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th August 2021

OTA Upgrades as Post Sales Revenue Generators

Over-the-air (OTA) software updates are seen by virtually all automakers as a critical avenue to high margin revenue generation. However, so far, only Tesla has fully exploited the capability...

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16th August 2021

Weekly Brief: Burning AV Ambitions Just So Much Smoke?

French start-up EasyMile deployed the largest fleet of driverless electric shuttles in America last week. The vehicles are part of a new Mines Rover shuttle service at the Colorado...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Start-Up or Up-Start? Nikola a Warning to EV Over-Reachers

The US Department of Justice has charged Nikola founder and former CEO and chairman Trevor Milton with two counts of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th July 2021

Weekly Brief: When’s a Self-Driving Car Not a Self-Driving Car? When it’s a Tesla

Tesla launched a new subscription service last week for its ‘Full Self Driving’ (FSD) package. For the price of $199 per month, Tesla owners can now upgrade their vehicles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th June 2021

Weekly Brief: EVs Pick Their Way through US Political Minefield

The electric vehicle revolution got a boost in the United States last week, as President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill came one step closer to fruition. A bipartisan group of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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25th June 2021

UK Motorists ‘Not Ready’ for Full Autonomous Driving

While UK motorists are fans of modern ADAS, most still distrust the adoption of fully automated driving technologies. Those are the findings of a study by the car-finder website...

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21st June 2021

Weekly Brief: China on Song with AV Advancement as US Dithers

Germany was the first country to legalize self-driving cars, the United States was the first to commercialize them but China may be the first to take them mainstream. Last...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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