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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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16th November 2021

Russian AV expansion Shows Regulators Must be On-Board

Russian AV developer, Yandex, has partnered with Moscow in two new driverless pilots, both starting later this year. The company is expanding its driverless ambitions to trams, starting with...

By Roma Nazarov

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8th November 2021

Weekly Brief: Like Whispering to Magic Carpets, Robo-Taxis Get Real in the US

Cruise launched its robo-taxi service in San Francisco last week. It began with a giddy Kyle Vogt, the company’s co-founder, CTO and president, hailing a driverless Cruise to a...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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11th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Unregulated Driverless Cars About to Happen in US?

General Motors unveiled a new driving system last week that could radically reshape the race to put self-driving consumer cars on the road in North America. Dubbed Ultra Cruise,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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22nd September 2021

The State of the Connected Autonomous Nation

Connected, autonomous vehicles traveling down their own designated, uncongested lanes and improving mobility on a smart highway. That is the reality which a joint venture aims to create in...

By Robert Gray

20th September 2021

Weekly Brief: Electrification Still Facing Huge Challenges

The car industry’s push toward electrification is deeply problematic. On the one hand, carmakers and politicians alike are eager to embrace EVs as a fossil-fuel-free solution to transportation. On...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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