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


6th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Just Got Truckin’

Self-driving start-up TuSimple announced a major development that will see its 40 self-driving trucks unleashed across an 1,100-mile stretch of highway in the American Southwest. The route reaches from...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


22nd June 2020

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Hands-Free Assistance a Litmus Test for Autonomous

Ford has announced its long-anticipated hands-free technology will debut on the 2021 all-electric Mustang Mach-E, which hits dealership floors in late 2020. Unfortunately, Active Drive Assist won’t be released...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th June 2020

Tesla’s Supplier Claims 1M Mile Battery Life

The Chinese battery supplier to Tesla claims it could build a pack to power a vehicle for more than a million miles and boast a lifespan of 16 years....

1st June 2020

Weekly Brief: Space Dreaming Eases Woes of the World

The future of transportation went extraterrestrial last week as SpaceX launched two American astronauts into outer space. The astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, are the first astronauts to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


4th May 2020

Facing Up the Driverless Car Barriers

Over the next decade connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are expected to generate millions of dollars for the global economy. At least, that’s what’s currently predicted by many people...

By Graham Jarvis


1st May 2020

Judging the Insurance Risks of Connected Cars

Connected cars are here and will only get more connected as the industry players vie for control of the user’s data. “Most, if not all vehicles built today and...

By Olena Kagui


23rd April 2020

With Connected Cars, Zero Trust is Best Security Advice

The road to fully autonomous vehicles has many obstacles but perhaps none more insidious than hacking. Cyber-security experts say improvements have been made but there’s much work to be...

By Robert Gray


14th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Rationalizing’ Could Repeat Auto Brand Extinction

US stocks delivered a blistering rally last week, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 25% into a full-blown bull market. Automakers shared...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


31st March 2020

ADAS Revenues Now Rather than Autonomous Cash Later

The long and winding road to the upper levels of autonomy, namely Level 4 and Level 5 vehicle automation, are far in the future. That means automakers should be...