Weekly Connected and Autonomous Vehicle News

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😮 BMW Is the First Car Manufacturer To Receive Approval for the Combination of Level 2 and Level 3. “BMW is the first carmaker in the world to receive approval for a combination of a Level 2 driving assistance system (the BMW Highway Assistant) and a Level 3 system in the form of the BMW Personal Pilot L3 in the same vehicle.”

Level 2 and Level 3 functions now offered for the first time in the new BMW 7 Series (BMW).

👍 California Approves Waymo’s Expansion Beyond San Francisco. “The California Public Utilities Commission has upheld its March decision to approve Waymo‘s expansion from San Francisco to San Mateo County and Los Angeles over protests from local officials.”

🚘 Ford Will Expand Self-Driving Test Car Fleet to 30. “Ford 1.16%↑ said it will add 20 hybrid Ford Fusion sedans to its existing 10-vehicle self-driving car fleet, and test them on roads in California, Arizona and Michigan.”

🙂 New OEM Connected Vehicle Data Adds More Granularity & Insights to INRIX Data Lake“This is the latest of four new data source agreements for INRIX in the last year, including data from connected vehicles, mobile devices, and shared mobility. INRIX also released its 2023 Global Traffic Scorecard that identified and ranked congestion and mobility trends in more than 900 cities, across 37 countries.”

📝 New Urban Mobility Technology Study Finds 93% of US Cities Are Preparing for Driverless Vehicles Within Five Years.

🤨 CEO Says Ford Is ‘Getting Close’ to Level 3 Autonomous Driving That Enables ‘Hands and Eyes Off’Ford CEO Jim Farley discussed the American automaker’s progress in autonomous driving, stating that it has achieved Level 3. However, it’ll still be a while before Ford customers get to test it out.”

🚌 Level-4 Self-Driving Bus To Start on Public RoadBoldly will operate buses that can carry up to 10 passengers on an 800-meter stretch of road near Haneda Airport.”


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