Waymo

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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28th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Robo-Trucks Are Where Self-Driving Revolution Begins

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night might stay the couriers of the United States Postal Service but self-driving trucks may soon. Last week the USPS...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s IPO Highlights Concerns Over Driverless Tech Prospects

It was meant to be a foregone conclusion the way last week would go. Uber, the father of the gig economy, the pioneer of ride-sharing and the most famous...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Musk Claims Finger On Button Of ‘Driverless Catastrophe’

Last week produced a dismal earnings report from Tesla. The carmaker lost $702M in the first quarter of 2019. Investors had expected a first quarter loss but nothing so...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Setting the standards of safety for Autonomous Vehicles
25th April 2019

Setting the standards of safety for Autonomous Vehicles

The UK government’s Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has updated its 2015 code of practice for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The Transport and Research...

By Graham Jarvis

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15th April 2019

Weekly Brief: Ford’s Dose of Reality to Driverless Dreamers

Ford is walking back its goal to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Speaking at a Detroit Economic Club event last week, Ford CEO Jim Hackett admitted that Ford...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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