Uber

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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1st March 2021

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi Revolution Could be on Near Horizon

Fully autonomous vehicles arrived in Las Vegas last week. The AVs belong to self-driving startup Motional, which is a joint $4Bn venture shared by Hyundai and Aptiv. While the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th January 2021

Weekly Brief: Pandemic’s CES has Virtually Nothing to Shout About

Automobiles have been a disrupting force at the Consumer Electronics Show for the past five years. What was once an event primarily dedicated to TVs and telephones became a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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21st December 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon’s Dive into Driverless is About Survival

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up Zoox unveiled its first robo-taxi last week. The vehicle calls to mind a shiny toaster on wheels and features four seats inside. The passengers face...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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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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30th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Lime Shows the Way for Micromobility Post Pandemic

E-scooter start-up Lime generated positive free cash flow and a quarterly profit in the third quarter of 2020, both firsts for the company. CEO Wayne Ting said last week...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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16th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Could be Ditching its AV Dream

Uber could be selling its self-driving car division and appears to have found a potential buyer in rival autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora. The two have been negotiating the terms...

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

14th October 2020

Saving MaaS Post Pandemic

Disgust. It’s an instinct embedded in our genes since the Paleolithic Age, designed to keep us healthy by making us instinctively avoid contagion. In the age of this pandemic,...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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5th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Highlights Need for Driverless

Fatal car crashes on American roads rose at an alarming rate during the first four months of Covid-19, reported the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) last week. After...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th September 2020

Driverless Tech’s Ups and Downs Post Virus

The pandemic has hit almost all economic sectors globally but it has had an especially harsh effect on automotive. It has been called the single biggest risk factor facing...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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