Toyota

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...

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18th April 2016

Weekly Brief: Declaration of Amsterdam sees EU unite for self-driving cars

The race to deploy self-driving cars has turned into real sport these days, what with carmakers and tech companies around the world angling to claim first to market advantage....

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11th April 2016

Weekly Brief: PSA Peugeot Citroe?n and BMW deliver big week for car-sharing

There are many reasons not to buy a car — fuel costs, hellish traffic, high insurance, expensive tickets, pricy upkeep and lack of parking to name a few —...

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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...

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29th March 2016

Weekly Brief: Connected tech reigns supreme at 2016 New York Auto Show

The car may still be king at the New York Auto Show but “mobility service” was the buzzword this year in the exhibition halls and keynote addresses. CEO of...

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21st March 2016

Weekly Brief: Carmakers pledge to make AEB standard by 2022

Safety organisations claim that automatic emergency brakes (AEB) would save an estimated 10,000 lives a year in the US if they were standard across all new cars. That’s nearly...

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7th March 2016

Weekly Brief: A Google car crashes, world gasps, yet fuel-fumed Geneva Motor Show just smirks

All eyes should have been trained on Geneva Motor Show last week for the year’s premier European auto show; instead, a minor bump between a bus and a Google...

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26th February 2016

Is it now safer for drivers to ‘wear their hearts on their sleeves’?

The next revolution in driver safety might not have anything to do with technology that's built into the car. Rather, it could have more to do with smart devices...

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22nd February 2016

Weekly Brief: ‘Birthplace of Time’ to become UK testing hub for driverless tech

Beep beep, out of the way Meridian. Move over Mean Time. There’s a new boss in Greenwich, London: the self-driving car. The UK has made no secret of its...

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18th January 2016

Weekly Brief: Obama pledges $4Bn to self-driving cars at Detroit Auto Show

President Obama means business with self-driving cars — to the tune of four billion dollars. Amid all the shiny concept cars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, despite new flagship...

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11th January 2016

Weekly Brief: GM caps banner week at CES with $500M investment in Lyft

Big auto news happened even before CES took off when Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced its open source start-up programme at TU-Automotive’s Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) last week. JLR’s...

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9th November 2015

Weekly Brief: Toyota creates new company for autonomous tech with $1Bn pledge

In this week’s Brief: Toyota, Toyota Research Institute, Stanford University, MIT, Octo Telematics, Daimler, WirelessCar, Sygic, Parkopedia, Zubie, Verizon, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DocuSign andVisa. So much...

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