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This Week in AVs: House Leaders Appeal to Senate on AVs, Apple Grows its AV Fleet, Chipmakers Eye AVs as Next Big Opportunity, and More
Apple’s AV Test Fleet Continues to Grow While Apple has yet to publicly reveal its long-term ambitions in the AV space, the company continues to bolster its autonomous vehicle test fleet in California. MacReports first reported that Apple has now obtained approval for 70 test vehicles and 139 human drivers. By comparison, Cruise has reported […]
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Fatal Self-Driving Vehicle Incident in Arizona Underscores Need for National Effort to Implement Advanced Safety Technology
Critics of autonomy will likely use the Uber accident to argue that self-driving cars are too dangerous, but the incident reflects the need for continued public testing to perfect the technology.
Polling data on driverless cars is contradictory and indicates mixed feelings among consumers, and just as important, some surveys highlight the fact that Americans don’t know much about autonomy in general.
While autonomous vehicles are on the cusp of taking off in the U.S., other areas are also making headway, with China, Japan, Western Europe and Singapore emerging as main markets of the new technology.