Uber

25th September 2020

VW to Run Uber Pilot in Berlin

Volkswagen is the latest European automaker to take on a vehicle provision project with Uber in a bid to get more of its BEVs on city streets. Following the...

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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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9th September 2020

Alliance Bids to Electrify Uber in Europe

Renault and Nissan are aiming to electrify Uber’s European fleet in a bid to clean up the continent’s urban air quality. Within their Alliance, they have signed a memorandum...

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7th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Russian Robots Step into the Global AV Game

First came Google’s Waymo. Next came Baidu’s Apollo. Last week Yandex introduced the latest generation of autonomous vehicle companies powered by search engine giants: the Yandex Self-Driving Group. Yandex...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd September 2020

Enhanced Safety the Way Save MaaS

The global Covid-19 pandemic has left the mobility as a service (MaaS) industry in a precarious position. Many safety-conscious consumers have shunned ride-sharing services, while government imposed travel lockdowns...

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24th August 2020

Weekly Brief: UK Hands-Free Regulation Could Reshape AV Industry

Self-driving cars may, effectively, be legal on UK roads as soon as next year, the UK government announced last week. The UK Department of Transport has opened a consultation...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th August 2020

Weekly Brief: Levandowski – Once Upon Today in America

Former Waymo and Uber self-driving car-whiz kid, Anthony Levandowski was sentenced last week to 18 months in federal prison for stealing trade secrets. Levandowski will also pay a $95,000...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Ride-Sharers’ Desperate Battle for Their Future

Lyft expanded its safety measures to protect drivers and passengers against COVID-19 transmission last week. The ride-sharing company plans to supply vehicle safety partitions to 60,000 of its highly...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th July 2020

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Just Got Truckin’

Self-driving start-up TuSimple announced a major development that will see its 40 self-driving trucks unleashed across an 1,100-mile stretch of highway in the American Southwest. The route reaches from...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th June 2020

Volvo Joins Waymo in Robo-Taxi Mission

Volvo has decided to partner with driverless mobility specialist Waymo in a bid to advance its own autonomous ambitions. The Swedish automaker, including its affiliates Polestar and Lynk &...

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12th June 2020

Uber’s Motorcycle Ride-Share Eyes Turn to Africa

African electric motorcycle manufacturers have become excited over potential new investment following Uber’s expansion of its digital wallet along with an expression of interest in the continent’s burgeoning bike...

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