Tesla

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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5th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Volkswagen Prank Proves a BEV Can Backfire

Volkswagen tried to pull off an April Fools’ prank last week but no one ended up laughing, least of all VW. The German automaker may now be facing an...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Digital Companies Remain Biggest Threat to Carmakers

Cars are the ultimate mobile device. They allow us to move about, connect socially and professionally, make phone calls, take pictures of pretty sunsets and play music with the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th March 2021

Can Auto Tech Plunder an Endless Pot of Gold?

The next-generation vehicle industry has discovered a massive hoard of treasure. Companies involved in the manufacture, supply and powering of such vehicles are hitting the stock exchange so often...

By Eric Volkman

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22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th March 2021

Weekly Brief: Regulation not a Bust but a Boon for Driverless Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sick and tired of waiting for federal self-driving car regulations. In a scathing letter to its sister agency, the National Highway Transportation...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th February 2021

Weekly Brief: Automakers See US as Ripe for EV Revolution

Toyota is back on the electric vehicle bandwagon. The carmaker plans to debut two EVs in the US this year and bring them to market in 2022, the carmaker...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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10th February 2021

Robots Need Human Driver Data to Succeed, Says Wipro

Everyday driver data is the best way to advance autonomous driving technology rather than persisting with sterile robot driving on-road testing. That’s the view of  Thomas Mueller, CTO engineering...

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