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Fully driverless cars ‘aren’t even close’, says Toyota
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28th Oct 2019
4 min read

Fully driverless cars ‘aren’t even close’, says Toyota

Futuristic driverless personal cars that can operate safely in rain, hail or shine remain a distant reality, says Toyota. However, autonomous ride-share cars restricted to covering certain areas in certain conditions are a very different story, given they're being prepared for commercial sale inside a decade, and could technically operate today as technology demonstrators with some clever “hacking”.
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Mike Costello
Tesla cars can now drive themselves across a car park
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27th Sep 2019
2 min read

Tesla cars can now drive themselves across a car park

Tesla has begun wirelessly distributing version 10 of its software to its Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles. The standout feature of the latest software update is Smart Summon (also referred to Enhanced Summon), which is only available to customers who have paid for Full Self-Driving Capability or Enhanced Autopilot for their vehicle.
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Derek Fung
Japan to trial autonomous cars during the 2020 Olympics
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8th Sep 2019
1 min read

Japan to trial autonomous cars during the 2020 Olympics

Autonomous vehicle trials before and during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will form part of the Japanese government's plan to have self-driving cars on sale by the middle of the next decade. Seigo Kuzumaki, head of the Japanese government’s self-driving car program, told Bloomberg it will run an autonomous car trial around competition sites in the week leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Derek Fung
Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company
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30th Jun 2019
2 min read

Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company

Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki are the latest Japanese automakers to join Monet, a firm led by Toyota and Softbank, and with significant investments from Honda and Hino. The company's first goal is to roll out on-demand car services, and by 2023 it hopes to have self-driving vehicles based on Toyota's e-Palette concepts (above).
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Derek Fung
Autonomous Domino's pizza deliveries starting later this year
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17th Jun 2019
1 min read

Autonomous Domino's pizza deliveries starting later this year

Starting late 2019, some customers who order online from a participating Domino's store in Houston, Texas can choose to have their orders delivered by one of Nuro's autonomous vehicles. These customers can track their order through the Domino's smartphone app, and are given a PIN code to unlock one of the vehicle's storage compartments and obtain their pizza when it arrives.
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Derek Fung