Waymo

14th October 2019

Renault Accelerates Waymo’s Robo-Taxi Push

Renault is helping on the expansion of Waymo’s robo-taxi plans with its cooperation in a pilot program in Paris. The automaker says “France is committed to the development of...

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14th October 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo Pledges No Drivers in Its Robo-Taxis

Waymo will soon go where no robo-taxi fleet has gone before. Last week the tech company reached out to members of its Early Rider pilot program with a letter...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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30th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Driverless Dreamers Need to Get a Grip on Reality

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Another carmaker, another tech company, another multi-billion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars. Last week Hyundai announced that it has teamed up...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd September 2019

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Industry Shelves Safety Issues in Push for Deregulation

Companies from across the self-driving car industry have sent a resounding message to the United States government last week. They say it’s time to update the Federal Motor Vehicle...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st August 2019

Waymo Rain Test Shows Robo-Taxi Stuck in Slow Lane

As if proving the first tentative steps into a commercial driverless taxi service is still some way off, Waymo has announced it needs to test its robo-taxi tech in...

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5th August 2019

AV Testers Confuse Quantity With Quality

AV technology testing is wrongly obsessing on number of miles driven instead of quality research. That’s the opinion of autonomous vehicle safety specialists Foretellix which calls for a sea-change in attitudes...

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29th July 2019

Weekly Brief: General Motors Latest to Slam Brakes on Driverless Tech

How starry-eyed we were 18 months ago? Waymo stood on the doorstep of launching its robo-taxi service and General Motors’ Cruise announced that it was on the precipice of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

22nd July 2019

Weekly Brief: BMW’s Latest Kowtow Chasing Chinese Driverless Cash

There’s a lot of buzz about self-driving cars in the West. Yet, with all the pilots underway on the autobahns of Germany to the sunny streets of Phoenix, Arizona,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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15th July 2019

Weekly Brief: VW’s Driverless Investment Possibly Premature?

What began as whispers of a potential partnership materialized last week into one of the blockbuster deals of the summer. Volkswagen will invest $2.6Bn into self-driving start-up Argo AI....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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8th July 2019

Weekly Brief: More Mega Partnerships Pump Up Auto Tech

The longer the road one has to travel, the nicer it is to have some company. This is true for human beings and for businesses as well, especially those...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th June 2019

Renault-Nissan Alliance In Bed With Waymo

Waymo has been chosen by the Renault-Nissan Alliance as its partner to accelerate autonomous mobility in the French and Japanese markets. In a statement the Alliance said this was...

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3rd June 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft Steals Robo-Taxi March on Waymo

Lyft hit an impressive milestone last week in Las Vegas: the ride-sharing company has now completed 55,000 trips in its robo-taxis with paying customers onboard. The trips have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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