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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving...

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Many self-driving car accidents have been caused by humans

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Want to ensure an autonomous vehicle (AV) doesn’t get into an accident? Get pesky humans out of the way. That’s the takeaway...

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Bold action is needed for GM to achieve Mary Barra’s stretching vision

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra paints an inspiring picture for the future of the automotive industry and GM, while refusing to acknowledge...

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Living on the wireless edge with AI and 5G

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We are at the cusp of something truly transformational, driven by two much-hyped yet groundbreaking technology mega trends: artificial...

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The driverless car revolution has begun — here’s how to profit

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It’s happening right now… Self-driving cars are on American roads. Hundreds of them are driving around Arizona as you read this article....

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Long-haul driverless trucking would displace good-paying jobs

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

Autonomous trucks will displace good-paying, long-haul driving jobs, replacing them with low-paying delivery and port jobs, according to a...

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GlobalData: Autonomous vehicles will dominate deliveries

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

GlobalData shares optimism with Waymo, Ford, and other developers of autonomous vehicles that the future of deliveries will remain on the...

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Uber crash a wake-up call, but autonomous drive development continues

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It has been more than five months since the fatal self-driving Uber crash of March 2018, and the automotive industry has attempted in the...

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Wide adoption of driverless cars is still decades away, says Paris Motor Show CEO

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Jean-Claude Girot, CEO of the Paris Motor Show, or Mondial de l’Automobile, thinks that widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles...

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Interview with the leading investor in self-driving tech

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Index Ventures General Partner, Mike Volpi, has an unusual distinction in the world of venture capital: he sits on the board of one of the...

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Self-driving cars will keep getting better forever

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Benedict Evans, a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, recently published an essay on, “Tesla, software and...

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Assessing technology, liability, safety and public acceptance in the autonomous future

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology

Carol Schweiger, President of Schweiger Consulting and Chairperson of the New England Intelligent Transportation Society, discusses...

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COMMENT: Uber’s mess won’t derail autonomy, but industry must rein in the hype

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Uber has proven to be one of the most disruptive and polarising forces in the mobility industry. The company has never been far from...

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The CEO of OTTO Motors has some intriguing ideas

Posted on Sep 1, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

I am in the middle of a market study on the autonomous mobile robot market. When doing this kind of study, you talk to as many executives...

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Autonomous home delivery: Last-mile logistics

Posted on Sep 1, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

The impact of autonomous (driverless) vehicles on home delivery has been a hot topic over the past few years, mostly because of the...

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What risks are we willing to accept for a world of self-driving cars?

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The car, notes Lawrence D. Burns in his book “Autonomy,” is “terribly inefficient.” The internal combustion engine converts less than a...

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Autonomy: The quest to build the driverless car (review)

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

How has autonomy become a commonplace term in our conversations? It seems only a short time ago that autonomous vehicles seemed futuristic...

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Are we ready for the digital tsunami?

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

How do we prepare for and manage what’s known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution? A technological metamorphosis is upon us, and we...

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Column: Self-driving car technology is not most profitable path

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

I’ve been hoping this summer that someone somewhere at an auto maker or supplier would be brave enough to say that autonomous...

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Doubt driverless is almost here? Read ‘Autonomy,’ new tell all book from former GM exec

Posted on Aug 28, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Subtly, inexorably and at a swifter pace than many thought possible, the technology enabling robotic driverless cars is unfolding before...

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