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14th June 2021

Weekly Brief: AI Approach Gives Waabi a Driverless Edge

Self-driving car start-up Waabi came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The Toronto company announced a $83.5M Series A financing round led by Khosla Ventures. Uber...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th April 2021

Weekly Brief: Dubai Takes the Robo-Taxi Plunge with GM Cruise

General Motors’ Cruise has finalized a deal with the city of Dubai and its transport regulator. From now until 2029, Cruise will be the exclusive provider of self-driving taxis...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th January 2021

Weekly Brief: This Year Could Underscore Necessity as Mother of Invention

Tesla delivered 500,000 vehicles in 2020, the electric carmaker announced last week. This caps off a record year that thrust the company into profitability for the first time and,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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24th December 2020

Nuro’s Green-Light For Driverless Deliveries in California

California has given the green-light for the first commercial delivery service operated entirely by driverless vehicles. The BBC reports that AV specialist Nuro now plans to kick-off its driverless...

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21st December 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon’s Dive into Driverless is About Survival

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up Zoox unveiled its first robo-taxi last week. The vehicle calls to mind a shiny toaster on wheels and features four seats inside. The passengers face...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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21st September 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Enters the Driverless Tech Ring

Amazon’s self-driving car start-up, Zoox, received a permit from the State of California last week to test driverless vehicles on public roads without a safety driver behind the wheel....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th June 2020

Weekly Brief: Amazon Ready to Disrupt the Driverless Industry

Amazon’s purchase of self-driving car specialist Zoox for $1.2Bn last week will ripple across the autonomous car industry. Zoox is a six-year-old start-up based out of Silicon Valley. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th June 2020

ADAS Revenues Pave the Way to a Driverless Future

While the near-term prospects for Level 4 and above driverless technology seem to be receding, automakers are cashing in on the revenue streams offered by current ADAS technology. That’s...

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1st June 2020

Weekly Brief: Space Dreaming Eases Woes of the World

The future of transportation went extraterrestrial last week as SpaceX launched two American astronauts into outer space. The astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, are the first astronauts to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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...

30th May 2018

Proposed California AV Rules Are Too Strict, Companies Say

In California, new rules to regulate self-driving and autonomous vehicles have drawn the ire of companies including Uber, Waymo and Lyft.

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