Uber

22nd April 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Toyota Backing Can Only Work When Robots Replace Drivers

Uber’s self-driving car division just got a billion-dollar vote of confidence from Toyota and friends. Uber revealed last week that Toyota and automotive supplier Denso will invest $667M in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th April 2019

Strict AV Evaluation is Needed to Promote Consumer Acceptance

The future of mobility appeared flawless right up until the dream shattered with a fatal Uber accident caused by both human error and machine malfunction. It was an incident...

By Louis Bedigian

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15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st April 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft’s IPO Proves Investors Optimism Over Ride-Sharing

Want a slice of the gig economy? Now you can own one. With the completion of its IPO last week, Lyft became the first gig-economy start-up to become a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2019

Driverless Tech Testers Playing ‘Games’ With People’s Lives

Autonomous technology testers are risking the lives of thousands of members of the public because they trust gamification over military and aerospace simulation systems. That’s the stark warning of...

18th March 2019

Weekly Brief: GM Cruise Upping Headcount Won’t Get It Ahead of Rivals

General Motors’ Cruise is getting serious with just nine months to go before its self-imposed deadline to launch a robo-taxi service in America. The self-driving outfit announced last week...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

4th March 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft Files for Massive IPO, Steals Spotlight From Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show that starts this Thursday, March 7, is famous for turning heads with concept cars, prototypes and street-ready vehicles for the European market. This year’s show...

Andrew Tolve

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28th February 2019

Digital Customer Experience Now Key For Automakers

Shopping for a new car used to be a labor of love, or a trip through hell. Some customers enjoyed the trips to multiple showrooms to stroke the flanks...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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25th February 2019

Vehicle Coms Crucial to Driverless Cars on Chaotic Roads

Between fluctuating traffic, construction and natural disasters, roadways are constantly in flux. In some cases, drivers may be at a loss for what to do next. This begs the...

By Louis Bedigian

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25th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s Promise of Full Autonomy in 2019 is Shameful

Tesla’s self-driving feature AutoPilot will deliver fully autonomous driving by the end of the year claims Elon Musk, who made the announcement with typical Muskian flair. “The car will...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber Joins Lyft in NY Fight Over Malpractice

After eight years of letting Uber and Lyft run roughshod through the streets of New York, city officials have finally stepped up with aggressive attempts at regulation. Last summer...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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14th February 2019

Driverless Cars Not Safe Enough For Public Roads, Tests Results Suggest

Autonomous technology is not safe for public highways according to a study by a consumer interests body. This comes following reports demanded by the California Department of Motor Vehicles...

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