Waymo

19th March 2020

Automakers’ Control Over Software Outweighs the Risks

As with any technology, the ability to develop software in-house means that the developer, in this case the automaker, can control the ecosystem. Additionally, systems developed in-house provide a...

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9th March 2020

Weekly Brief: Waymo Surges to $30Bn Valuation with Latest LiDAR

A fleet of sleek, self-driving Jaguars has hit the streets in Northern California. They’re carrying on board what Waymo said last week is its most advanced driverless technology ever....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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24th February 2020

Weekly Brief: Tesla Rides Crest of Electrification Wave

Tesla’s newest vehicle, the Model Y crossover SUV, finally received its certification from the US Environmental Protection Agency last week. The Model Y’s range came in at 315 miles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th February 2020

Weekly Brief: Latest Driverless Crash Proves the Need

A Waymo self-diving vehicle was involved in a bizarre accident last month in Tempe, Arizona, police reports confirmed last week. The accident happened when a disgruntled former Waymo safety...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

30th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Reinvention Key to Automotive Revolution in 2020s

With the end of the decade comes the end of an era for electric vehicles. That’s what Tesla found out last week when the US government announced it will...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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23rd December 2019

Weekly Brief: Goodbye to a Decade Unlike Any Other

Talk about a decade to remember. As 2019 draws to a close, it concludes one of the most transformative 10 years in the history of the automotive industry. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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9th December 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo One Celebrates Birthday with Apple App Store Launch

Waymo One turned one year old last week, and hardly anyone bothered to notice. It was a stark contrast from Waymo One’s launch a year ago, when it was...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd December 2019

Weekly Brief: While Uber Calls in the Lawyers, Wayve Trusts to AI on London’s Streets

The city of London was in the spotlight again last week when its transit authority revoked Uber’s operating license for jeopardizing customer safety. This is the second time in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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11th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Driverless Tech Jaywalks Into Terrible Week

Remember that self-driving Uber vehicle that tragically struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, back in 2018? Fast forward twenty months and the National Transportation Safety Board has...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th November 2019

Weekly Brief: Waymo embraces B2B against robo-taxi uncertainty

Drivers don’t like driverless cars. A decade after Google launched its self-driving car division, after hundreds of pilots on public roads by dozens of companies and increased exposure to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd October 2019

PSA and FCA Face Losing Out in Driverless Race

Data researchers are claiming the PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) could be the big losers in bringing autonomous products to market. A study by Ptolemus Consulting Group,...

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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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