Waymo

26th May 2017

Driverless tech can’t rely just on connectivity

There is an argument that, to a debateable extent, autonomous vehicles require connectivity. Dr Graeme Smith, CEO of Oxbotica, thinks that self-driving cars must have the capability to operate...

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22nd May 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford driverless car chief to take top job

Autonomous vehicle Czar’s promotion points the way for Ford’s future focus.  Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve reports. Ford’s latest executive reshuffle will see its head of Smart Mobility division,...

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15th May 2017

Weekly Brief: T-Mobile looks to undercut the fleet telematics market

Can anyone match all the free telematics stuff that T-Mobile is giving away? Andrew Tolve reports. There is no other telecommunications company on the planet quite like T-Mobile. Routinely...

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12th May 2017

Setting the right price for LiDAR mass adoption

Waymo CEO John Krafcik got a huge amount of attention for his announcement at North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that the Alphabet-owned company had cut the cost of...

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8th May 2017

Weekly Brief: Uber’s driverless programme survives theft charge… for now

Waymo is searching for a smoking gun to bring Uber’s self-driving car programme to its knees. Andrew Tolve reports. Uber's self-driving car programme lives to fight another day. Despite a...

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2nd May 2017

Weekly Brief: Waymo starts offering free autonomous trips in Arizona

Google self-driving taxis just came one step closer to fruition. Andrew Tolve reports. Phoenix, Arizona, doesn’t feel like the face of the future. Plopped down in the north eastern...

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18th April 2017

Weekly Brief: GM takes on Tesla with new Super Cruise technology

Cadillac will bring self-driving cars closer to mainstream reality when Super Cruise debuts on the CTS this autumn. Andrew Tolve reports The wait for Super Cruise is finally over....

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10th April 2017

Weekly Brief: Daimler promises ‘robotaxis’ in four years

The race to get self-driving vehicles on the road now has a clear finish line. Andrew Tolve reports Human history often turns on a single year: the printing press...

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27th March 2017

Weekly Brief: Uber halts self-driving car fleet after Arizona crash

Driverless car crash shows embattled Uber is in no place to take a risk. Andrew Tolve reports Uber’sepically bad 2017 continued last week when one of its self-driving cars...

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27th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Peugeot push the driverless envelope at MWC

Carmaker chooses communications tech conference to showcase its autonomous sports car and personal assistant. Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report. French manufacturer Peugeot chose this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017 in...

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13th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Ford to invest $1Bn in self-driving start-up

Ford is pumping a billion bucks into an ARGO AI which doesn’t even have a website yet. What’s its thinking? Andrew Tolve reports. Last month Peter Rander, the former...

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6th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Uber drivers to lose out to self-driving Mercedes-Benz

Daimler becomes the first carmaker to jump on the open Uber ridesharing network. Andrew Tolve reports. The day when anyone can hail a self-driving Uber is rapidly approaching and,...

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