6th May 2022

Bad Weather Still the Main Issue for Driverless Tech Sensors?

Sensing technology is the powerful tool that gives vision to next-generation automobiles. Equipped with a device array anchored by LiDAR and video cameras, the average advanced vehicle of today...

By Eric Volkman


9th August 2021

Weekly Brief: Auto Start-Ups Suffer Fall-Out from SPAC Attack

The automotive industry’s relationship with special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) is on the rocks. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, a number of start-ups across the industry, particularly...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


11th December 2018

Autoware Foundation Focusing on Open Source AV Development

The Autoware Foundation will base its open source self-driving vehicle software on ROS 2. LG and Huawei are among its members behind this effort.


20th November 2018

A Leader in Autonomous Tech Has Yet to Emerge

Whether it’s a concept car, a pilot, or a press release, almost every US automaker has planted a flag in autonomy. Meanwhile, driver assistance systems get more and more...

By Susan Kuchinskas


22nd June 2018

Driverless tech in slog through legal quagmire

Legal ramifications of robot killers explored by Siegfried Mortkowitz. The crash of an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona, that killed 49-year-old pedestrian while testing the company’s technology did...


26th March 2018

Weekly Brief: Uber death throws autonomous testing into doubt

An Uber self-driving car driving in autonomous mode struck a 49-year-old homeless woman walking a bike across a road late at night in Tempe, Arizona, last week. The car’s...


15th January 2018

Innoviz Launches Solid State Lidar With 150-Meter Range

The InnovizPro solid-state Lidar is now available for autonomous vehicle developers.


12th May 2017

Setting the right price for LiDAR mass adoption

Waymo CEO John Krafcik got a huge amount of attention for his announcement at North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that the Alphabet-owned company had cut the cost of...


1st September 2016

ADAS is the driverless car’s eyes on the future

With the World fixated, as it is, on driverless cars, it is a little odd so little attention ever gets paid to its constituent technologies, known collectively as ADAS....


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...