11 Mar 2022
Chip Makers for Autonomous Vehicles: Five Promising Start-ups
Chipmaker start-ups are emerging within the autonomous vehicle industry, which is suddenly demanding powerful but highly efficient processors for huge datasets in real time from the multitude of sensors on the vehicle (cameras, radars, lidars, and more). This article investigates and reviews five promising players.
7 Mar 2022
California DMV Disengagement Stats Are In: Here Is IDTechEx's Top 3
California DMV has recently released its new 2021 autonomous testing and disengagement data, which essentially describes how safe autonomous vehicles are. IDTechEx has performed its analysis on the data and the results may surprise you.
9 Feb 2022
Rivian: Electric Passenger Trucks
Rivian, the US electric passenger truck startup, has had a rollercoaster ride over the past several months, including a wild IPO that briefly saw Rivian become the fourth most valuable automaker in the world. Yet, the share price soon fell as Rivian missed delivery targets (delivering just 920 vehicles in 2021); investor Amazon turned to Stellantis. IDTechEx explores the company's strengths, weaknesses and future.
20 Jan 2022
Zadar Labs - Software Definied Radars
The automotive radar market is rife with innovative technologies coming from start-ups. Zadar's contribution to the space is a re-imaging of the boundary between software and hardware. New Si-CMOS based componentry is making radar's much more flexible and facilitating on-the-fly, over-the-air updates that can continuously improve the radar's performance over the lifetime of the vehicle.
17 Jan 2022
General Motors (2022)
General Motors has set lots of ambitious and impressive electrification and autonomous vehicle targets over the past couple of years, which has led to claims of being a 'market leader' from both CEO Mary Barra and President Biden. The reality is GM delivered 26 battery electric vehicles in Q4 2021. In this article, IDTechEx cuts through the talk and provides an analysis on GM's leadership.
19 Oct 2021
TeleRetail was founded in 2014 in Switzerland, providing outdoor logistics automation solutions to large industrial companies. TeleRetail is now headquartered in Germany, and has expanded subsidiaries in the US and the UK. The core products include its proprietary Aito AutoPilot autonomous driving system and automated vehicles of different sizes.
19 Oct 2021
The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles
Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
17 Sep 2021
Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021
The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.
14 Sep 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar - Autonomous Car Market Gaining Traction
Wednesday 15 September 2021 - This free webinar covers: an introduction to the levels of autonomy; the mixed impact of COVID-19; autonomy in the private car market; robotaxi sensor suite and leading players; and sensors and sensor trends.
31 Aug 2021
Why Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050
Autonomous cars will match or exceed human safety by 2024, after which they will grow rapidly at a CAGR of 30% finds IDTechEx's new report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042". By the 2040s, they will be capable of fulfilling the world's mobility needs without a single collision. So why should humans be allowed to continue driving?
23 Aug 2021
Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts
Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.
9 Aug 2021
DiDi is a Chinese ride-hailing company that has been working on autonomous robotaxis.
26 Jul 2021
AutoX also have driverless permits in both California and China. In 2020 they recorded a disengagement rate of 1 in 20,367 miles, better than Baidu's performance in 2019, but Baidu will likely have improved since. AutoX offers a driverless robotaxi service in Shenzhen, China where they have been operating since early 2021. AutoX currently has 100 vehicles in operation across 5 cities.
29 Jun 2021
Waymo is a leader in autonomous driving technology and a subsidiary of Google.