Category: opinion

UK's Leading Autonomous Vehicle Show

InsurTechs Push for Front Row Seat in New World of Autonomous Technology

Before manufacturers let autonomous vehicles lose on public roadways, they’ll have to show that their driverless cars are a lot better than humans at getting from Point A to Point B without crashing. The partially autonomous vehicles already on the road have made dumb mistakes — some of them deadly — that give reason to…
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20th August 2019 0

Increased infrastructure spending is a necessity for the self-driving car

The concept of self-driving cars has come a long way from its inception as a science fiction dream, despite numerous dismissals of the possibility of real autonomous vehicles in our lifetimes. But are self-driving cars still improving, or is the recent spate of autonomous expansion nothing more than a corporate advertising effort as the automotive…
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19th August 2019 0

Mobile Machining: A Revolution in Aerospace Production

Have you ever been to an aerospace factory? As a business developer in this industry, I know the numbers and a good deal about the technology behind building an aircraft. Still, seeing an aeroplane production hall for the first time left me dumbfounded. The sheer size of the parts, towering aircraft tail sections, large cantilevered…
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16th August 2019 0

Look no hands: self-driving vehicles’ public trust problem

While the Silicon Valley race to make autonomous vehicles (AV) feasible is proceeding full speed, with technology giants, capital-loaded startups and veteran automotive partners working incessantly to get miles under their belt, a subtle but influential enemy is jamming their wheels: public distrust. Based on recent studies, the general public doesn’t appear to be ready…
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14th August 2019 0

No matter the mobility, how connected the car, vehicle sales happen at a dealership

Nothing frustrates consumers more than having spent hours researching and configuring a vehicle on third-party auto shopping websites only to find that the vehicle they configured doesn’t exist at the dealership, opined Richard Wallace, former vice president, transportation systems analysis, at the Center for Automotive Research, an independent, non-profit research organization. So it’s up to…
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13th August 2019 0

Who wants driverless cars? More of us than you may think

Autonomous cars are an increasingly popular topic, but do we actually want them running on our roads? The industry is more than willing to trial them, but what about the consumer? Relinquishing control can be difficult, especially when it involves potentially placing ourselves in danger. For this reason, some people are very concerned about the…
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1st August 2019 0

Rheinmetall takes over Canadian robotics specialist Provectus

Expanding the Group’s expertise base in autonomous driving The takeover of the Canadian company Provectus Robotics Solutions Inc. expands Rheinmetall’s technological capabilities in the field of robotics and autonomous driving. In future, both halves of the Group – Automotive and Defence – will benefit from the know-how of the newly acquired robotics specialist. Automation and…
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30th July 2019 0

Be Sure And Get The Number Of The Robot That Hit You

Truly self-driving, full-time autonomous vehicles are still probably years away, in any quantity bigger than test fleets strictly limited to clearly defined areas. But insurance companies and safety regulators are already starting to think through the nitty-gritty of what happens on the ground when inevitably, crashes happen between autonomous vehicles and cars driven by people…
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29th July 2019 0

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had long-term viability. Now, with the acquisition of Drivy, Getaround is the largest car-sharing platform with partnerships the likes of Uber and Toyota. Uber and Lyft were (and are) a phenomenon,…
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22nd July 2019 0

Hyundai Sonata gets a self-driving makeover from Yandex

The latest Hyundai Sonata sedan is coming out later this year, but a self-driving version is already here. On Thursday, Russia’s self-driving car service Yandex unveiled an autonomous prototype of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, coming out this fall like a traditional, human-driven car. Yandex, which is effectively the Russian Google, collaborated with Hyundai’s Mobis car…
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19th July 2019 0