Waymo

4th January 2021

Weekly Brief: This Year Could Underscore Necessity as Mother of Invention

Tesla delivered 500,000 vehicles in 2020, the electric carmaker announced last week. This caps off a record year that thrust the company into profitability for the first time and,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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24th December 2020

Nuro’s Green-Light For Driverless Deliveries in California

California has given the green-light for the first commercial delivery service operated entirely by driverless vehicles. The BBC reports that AV specialist Nuro now plans to kick-off its driverless...

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21st December 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon’s Dive into Driverless is About Survival

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up Zoox unveiled its first robo-taxi last week. The vehicle calls to mind a shiny toaster on wheels and features four seats inside. The passengers face...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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14th December 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Slams Door on its Driverless Carol Singers

Uber’s self-driving car division is dead as a door-nail, in the timeless words of Charles Dickens’s great work, A Christmas Carol. “There is no doubt whatever, about that,” after...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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7th December 2020

Weekly Brief: AV’s Green Shoots Thrive under Pandemic Concerns

AutoX became the first autonomous vehicle company to deploy fully driverless cars in China last week. The company is one of many that have been piloting AVs in China...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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4th December 2020

Driverless Tech Must Predict the Future to be Safe

Common sense suggests it’s no good connected and autonomous vehicles just operating according to known scenarios, obstacles and potential causes of accidents. CAVs must also be able to predict...

By Graham Jarvis

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23rd November 2020

Weekly Brief: GM Bets Big on EV Revolution

General Motors will invest $27Bn in electric vehicles by 2025, CEO Mary Barra announced last week. The carmaker will use that investment to rapidly expand its EV offerings in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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16th November 2020

Weekly Brief: Uber Could be Ditching its AV Dream

Uber could be selling its self-driving car division and appears to have found a potential buyer in rival autonomous vehicle start-up Aurora. The two have been negotiating the terms...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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2nd November 2020

Weekly Brief: Waymo AV Data Key to Building Consumer Trust

Waymo claimed last week that its autonomous vehicles are outperforming human drivers. In a report it compiled, between January 2019 and September 2020, the company’s fleet of AVs logged...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Let’s Pray Tesla ‘Full Self-Driving’ not Hope-and-Hit

Tesla released its “Full Self-Driving” software last week, achieving an important, yet controversial milestone for the carmaker and the AV industry. The update makes Autopilot more autonomous than ever...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

19th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Driverless Tech Steering its Way Out of Pandemic?

General Motors’ Cruise finally has the green-light to bring fully driverless vehicles to San Francisco. The California Department of Motor Vehicles awarded Cruise a permit last week to operate...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th October 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Highlights Need for Driverless

Fatal car crashes on American roads rose at an alarming rate during the first four months of Covid-19, reported the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) last week. After...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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