Waymo

27th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Transportation Change is Happening in Fits-and-Starts

Cruise started charging for rides in its robo-taxis in San Francisco last week, marking the dawn of a new era for urban mobility for major US cities. Anyone in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th June 2022

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxi War Gears Up While Tesla Winds Down

Cruise is ready to commercialize. After nine years of research, development and piloting autonomous vehicle technology, the start-up announced last week that it will begin charging the general public...

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14th March 2022

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Green Light so long as You Face Forward

Self-driving cars without manual controls are now street legal in America. After 20 years of evolution in the autonomous vehicle space, the US federal government finally passed a rule...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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7th March 2022

Weekly Brief: Waymo and GM Cruise at Tipping Point in Robo-Taxi Campaign

The State of California gave Waymo the green light to launch a commercial robo-taxi service in San Francisco. A safety driver must always be behind the wheel, according to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th February 2022

Weekly Brief: Ups-and-Downs Persist for Driverless Tech

Self-driving cars were supposed to be a star at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics; instead, they’re a side note. Last year the Chinese government allowed Baidu to launch its...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th January 2022

Zeekr Pitches for first Level 4 Commercial AV

Zeekr’s latest collaboration with Intel’s Mobileye sees it target becoming the first BEV maker to market a Level 4 autonomous vehicle. The sub-brand of China giant Geely with design...

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3rd January 2022

Weekly Brief: Another Year, Another Challenge for the Auto Industry

Iconic actress and comedian Betty White died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99, two weeks shy of her 100th birthday. White was a television pioneer and...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th December 2021

Waymo turns to China’s Geely for Latest Robo-Taxi Fleet

Waymo is turning to Chinese auto giant Geely to provide the latest models in its fleet of robo-taxis for the US market. In a clear rebuffal of the old...

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24th December 2021

Japan Steals a March on AV Market if Level 4 becomes Legal

Legalizing Level 4 autonomous driving could place Japan in pole position to lead the world in advancing the rollout of the technology. The nation’s National Police Agency has announced...

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20th December 2021

Weekly Brief: Cruise Delivers Early Christmas Present to AV Rivals?

Building a robo-taxi business takes years, firing a CEO a matter of seconds. Dan Ammann lost his job at the helm of Cruise last week in a move that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th December 2021

Weekly Brief: Automotive About to Lose its Grip on Reality?

Cryptocurrency is either a joke or the future of money depending on your perspective. In the automotive industry, only Tesla has dabbled with accepting cryptocurrency for payment of vehicles...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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22nd November 2021

Weekly Brief: Investors Get Excited about ‘iCar’ Rumors

Apple wants a self-driving car on the road as soon as 2025. Leaks from inside the tech giant’s secretive self-driving car initiative, Project Titan, paint a picture of a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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