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3rd October 2016

Weekly Brief: German carmakers rush to grab 5G tech

The more connected cars become, the more data they need at faster speeds and greater reliability. This is the promise of 5G and the founding purpose behind the new...

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26th September 2016

Weekly Brief: US regulators test guidelines boost for autonomous

The US government has just issued comprehensive guidelines governing driverless cars and it's about dang time, many believe. Because for the past two years of self-driving cars have been...

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23rd September 2016

Patience will be the chief virtue for exponents of the driverless car

Introduction: Rapid acceleration Assisted driving has come very far, very fast. Almost every current vehicle model sold by the world’s top manufacturers has at least some ADAS functionality, with...

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19th September 2016

Weekly Brief: Autopilot ‘cover-up’ death casts pall over Tesla

In January, a 23-year-old man driving his dad's Tesla down a highway in the Hebei province of China slammed into a stationary street sweeper and died. The car's Autopilot...

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12th September 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford loads up Chariot for its rideshare ambitions

Well that didn’t take long. Two weeks ago, when Ford announced plans to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ridesharing by 2021, it raised the obvious question of, for...

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1st September 2016

Weekly Brief: Google takes on Uber with Waze ridesharing gambit

Need a ride? Just Google it. The titan of tech signalled last week that it wants in on the ridesharing game and is prepared to make its initial entry...

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29th August 2016

Weekly Brief: World’s first self-driving taxis hit the streets of Singapore

In a quiet district of Singapore, a little-known start-up just laid claim to one of the transportation industry's biggest prizes – the first fully operational, street-legal self-driving taxis. The...

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26th August 2016

Young will spearhead Brazilian driverless revolution

Are Brazilians ready to let go control of their cars? That’s a key question when we talk about vehicle autonomy in Latin America’s most populous country and home to...

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23rd August 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford vows to produce mainstream robot car by 2021

A century ago Ford revolutionised the automotive industry with the advent of the assembly line and its first mainstream product, the Model T. Fast forward a hundred years and...

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8th August 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber caves in to Chinese rival

After two years of haemorrhaging money in China, upward of a $1Bn (£764M) a year, Uber sold off its entire Chinese division to its chief Chinese rival Didi Chuxing....

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1st August 2016

Weekly Brief: INRIX taps car big data to revolutionise billboards

At high motorway speeds, you can't process much from a billboard. Maybe a word or two. A bold image. In gridlock, on the other hand, you can consume whole...

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14th July 2016

Winning trust of driverless technology could be its biggest road block

As you read this, at least one carmaker must be testing its new sensor-laden self-driving prototype, while many more are seeking government license for public trials or, perhaps, just...

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