Tesla

14th December 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Slams Door on its Driverless Carol Singers

Uber’s self-driving car division is dead as a door-nail, in the timeless words of Charles Dickens’s great work, A Christmas Carol. “There is no doubt whatever, about that,” after...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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4th December 2020

Driverless Tech Must Predict the Future to be Safe

Common sense suggests it’s no good connected and autonomous vehicles just operating according to known scenarios, obstacles and potential causes of accidents. CAVs must also be able to predict...

By Graham Jarvis

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23rd November 2020

Weekly Brief: GM Bets Big on EV Revolution

General Motors will invest $27Bn in electric vehicles by 2025, CEO Mary Barra announced last week. The carmaker will use that investment to rapidly expand its EV offerings in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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18th November 2020

Don’t Scare Fleet Drivers with Aggressive Monitoring, Says Zenduit

It is possible that fleet drivers could actively avoid using a vehicle’s autonomous features unless organizations and regulators take into account where the driving is taking place. That’s the...

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2nd November 2020

Weekly Brief: Waymo AV Data Key to Building Consumer Trust

Waymo claimed last week that its autonomous vehicles are outperforming human drivers. In a report it compiled, between January 2019 and September 2020, the company’s fleet of AVs logged...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

8th October 2020

Jury Still Out on Automaker Data Deals

Automakers worldwide are beginning to understand the data they collect from car owners is a valuable resource. As vehicles continue to their evolution towards software and application driven machines,...

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28th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Battery War Ramps Up as Tesla Plans In-House Production

At his much-hyped “Battery Day” event in Fremont, California, Elon Musk revealed Tesla plans to start manufacturing its own in-house battery dubbed the 4680. The battery is significantly larger...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st September 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Enters the Driverless Tech Ring

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up, Zoox, received a permit from the State of California last week to test driverless vehicles on public roads without a safety driver behind the wheel....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th September 2020

Second-Life Leafs Finding Happy Home in Russia

The BEV market in the Russian bloc of countries may be small but it has Europe’s largest fleet of BEV buses working in Moscow and a growing demand for...

By Roma Nazarov

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14th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Chasing Tesla, GM Takes Risk on EV Start-Up Nikola

The funding frenzy in the electric vehicle industry intensified last week as General Motors took a $2Bn, 11% equity stake in EV start-up Nikola. Nikola burst onto the scene...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st August 2020

Weekly Brief: Automakers Must Stop Marketing ‘Dangerous’ Automated Tech

A Tesla driver traveling westbound on US Highway 64 in Nash County, North Carolina, slammed his Model S into a sheriff’s car last week. The force of the impact...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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