Waymo

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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9th April 2019

A Costs ‘Reality Check’ is Coming To AV Manufacturers

Years of hype suggest that driverless cars are right around the corner, inching toward deployment with just a few more miles of road tests. General Motors is one of...

By Louis Bedigian

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3rd April 2019

Russian Autonomous Developer Unfazed by Western Giants

While most AV interested eyes are trained on the big US, European and Asian carmakers and tech leaders, a veteran Russian incumbent has made a big push into developing...

By Eric Volkman

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29th March 2019

Costs Could Be Driving Factor With Driverless Adoption

For all the brouhaha surrounding the dangers of Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous driving, few have questioned the dangers of Level 5. It is assumed that once we...

By Louis Bedigian

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22nd March 2019

Driverless Tech Testers Playing ‘Games’ With People’s Lives

Autonomous technology testers are risking the lives of thousands of members of the public because they trust gamification over military and aerospace simulation systems. That’s the stark warning of...

18th March 2019

Weekly Brief: GM Cruise Upping Headcount Won’t Get It Ahead of Rivals

General Motors’ Cruise is getting serious with just nine months to go before its self-imposed deadline to launch a robo-taxi service in America. The self-driving outfit announced last week...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve