Tesla

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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18th June 2021

Risks for Insurers in Rush Towards Driverless Tech

Definitions are often important – no more so when it involves safety. This is why there was a call for evidence in August 2020, and a confirmation by the...

By Graham Jarvis

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16th June 2021

Driverless Tech Liability is All in the Wording

Designating autonomous vehicles as ‘drivers’ raises a variety of potential legal complications meaning self-driving cars will change how insurance companies price and sell policies. Meanwhile, governments, courts, insurers and...

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3rd June 2021

Tesla Raises Concerns of Putting Cost ahead of Safety

Tesla has reignited the debate over driverless technology requirements by deciding to focus on camera-only Level 2 automated driving systems. Reuters has reported that the BEV automaker has now...

24th May 2021

Weekly Brief: Ford’s ‘Budget’ BEV Pickup Claims Game-Changer Status

The most popular vehicle in America went electric last week when Ford launched the F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The Lightning ditches the F-150’s traditional gasoline V6 engine for a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th May 2021

EVs are First Step in Auto Insurance Transformation

Despite a slump in car sales during the pandemic, ING Group expects care sales to rebound by 8% in 2021. However, EV insurance premiums are typically higher than those...

By Graham Jarvis

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10th May 2021

Weekly Brief: AVs Depend on Evolution not Revolution

General Motors will sell self-driving cars to the general public by 2030, the carmaker’s CEO Mary Barra declared on a quarterly-earnings call last week. Then, she hedged. “Later in the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd May 2021

Weekly Brief: Another Robo-Taxi Slips Back into the Land of Dreams

Six months after Uber abandoned its self-driving car efforts, rival Lyft is following suit. The ride-hailing company announced last week that it will sell its self-driving car business, Level...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Latest Tesla Fatal Crash Demands Tighter Regulation

A fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S has once again raised concerns about the safety risks posed by self-driving technology. The accident happened in the suburbs of Houston,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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