14th July 2016

Winning trust of driverless technology could be its biggest road block

As you read this, at least one carmaker must be testing its new sensor-laden self-driving prototype, while many more are seeking government license for public trials or, perhaps, just...


4th July 2016

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s ‘killer robot’ raises fears for driverless tech

He was watching Harry Potter. That’s the eerie, almost cartoonish detail that automakers now must answer to in the wake of the first deadly accident involving a robot driven...


27th June 2016

Weekly Brief: Smoke-and-mirrors act to turn Tesla into a green energy company

Imagine this: you go to buy a new electric vehicle (EV) and it comes with an optional solar panel for the roof of your home. That's the magical vision...


31st May 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber finally finds its automaker partner in Toyota

You can only poke a sleeping bear for so long. First General Motors needled Uber with a $500M (£342M) investment in Lyft back in January. Then Apple jabbed the...


22nd May 2016

How time marches on for the driverless car – Part II

Continued from Part I  The car of 2026 So, what can we reasonable guess that the car of 2026 will be like? According to Stefan Burgstaller, three major disrupters...


9th May 2016

Weekly Brief: Google partners with FCA to bring self-driving tech to minivans

Let’s be honest, it’s tough to make a minivan cool. Nothing better encapsulates the descent from the freedom of our youth into the practicality of parenthood than a pair...


22nd April 2016

‘When’ and ‘how’ now the biggest questions facing driverless vehicles

Autonomous cars are a big part of the future of transportation; there is no longer any serious doubt about that. With so many companies – from large and famous,...


4th April 2016

Weekly Brief: Tesla debuts EV for the masses

The new Tesla Model 3, which launched last week, has much in common with its older siblings, the Model S and Model X, including a sleek design, a super...


18th March 2016

A Hyper-hip or Hyper-loopy mobility plan?

Transport in California is dominated by the automobile. The state is so readily identified with car culture that alternative forms of motion rarely enter the conversation. But that stands...


14th March 2016

Weekly Brief: GM pays more than $1Bn for start-up Cruise Automation

Most New Year’s resolutions make it a day or two. A few last a month. Even fewer reach Spring. Congratulations to General Motors (GM), then, which set out to...


5th February 2016

The gap between carmaker and customer is closing

Cars are already lasting longer than ever and, at the same time, they increasingly run on software code. Moreover, vehicle capabilities can be fine tuned, enhanced, and new features...


25th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM full steam ahead with ridesharing, while insurers get the autonomous shakes

Uber who? Google what? If General Motors (GM) is supposed to be intimidated by the tech giants of the autonomous driving and ridesharing space, the carmaker certainly isn’t showing it....