Weekly Connected and Autonomous Vehicle News


Connected and Autonomous Vehicles:

😐 Waymo’s Robotaxi Expansion Plans in California Put On Hold by Regulators. “Waymo’s plan to expand its robotaxi service in Los Angeles and communities south of San Francisco has been put on hold by state regulators.”

🤨 George Hotz Offers a Different Perspective on FSD and Autonomous Vehicle Progress. “Contrary to beliefs held firmly by Tesla and, of course, Elon Musk, Hotz suggests that full autonomy remains a distant goal, potentially over a decade away.”

🚘 Stellantis Quietly Launched its Hands-Free Driver-Assist System. “Without fanfare, Stellantis entered the Level 2 hands-free driver-assist system game late in 2023. Stellantis’ system is named Hands-Free Active Driving Assist, and it launched with the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee.”

😕 Michigan-Based AV Startup May Mobility Reduces Workforce by 13%.

🏛 The Backup Driver in the 1st Death by a Fully Autonomous Car Pleads Guilty to Endangerment. “The backup Uber driver for a self-driving vehicle that killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in 2018 pleaded guilty to endangerment in the first fatal collision involving a fully autonomous car.”

🚗 Avanci Welcomes the Volkswagen Group to its 5G Vehicle Licensing Program.


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