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Airbus’ electric flying taxis are set to take to the skies next year

October 8th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Airbus has successfully completed testing on its CityAirbus’ propulsion system, putting the VTOL on track for a 2018 test flight. When its fully operational, it will be able to carry up to four people and maneuver around the city at 120km/h.



Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

September 27th, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.



Ford and Domino’s to deliver pizza using self-driving cars in new test

August 31st, 2017 at 12:25 am » Comments Off

Ford and Domino’s are teaming up on a research trial that will see Ford cars equipped with self-driving tech delivering pizzas to regular consumers, as a way of figuring out how everyday people will react to, and interact with, autonomous service vehicles in the future.



Pilotless planes could save airlines $35 billion, UBS says

August 28th, 2017 at 5:31 pm » Comments Off

“Reducing the intervention of human pilots on aircraft could bring material economic benefits and improve safety,” a UBS note said.



Hackers are the real obstacles for self driving vehicles

August 26th, 2017 at 7:13 pm » Comments Off

Out-of-work truckers armed with “adversarial machine learning” could dazzle autonomous vehicles into crashing.



Driverless cars and trucks don’t mean mass unemployment—they mean new kinds of jobs

August 25th, 2017 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

As business leaders who work with scores of senior leaders across the private and public sectors, the topic of automation and its implications for workers is inescapable—and often anxiety-inducing. Understandably so. Technology and social changes are poised to reshape nearly every aspect of what and how work gets done, and by whom. When we speak […]



India says no to driverless cars to protect jobs

August 1st, 2017 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.



Ocado is testing self-driving vans that can deliver groceries in London

July 6th, 2017 at 6:07 pm » Comments Off

One day, your groceries might be delivered by robot. That’s the future online supermarket Ocado has been exploring, as it runs a trial in East London of a self-driving delivery van.



Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



Recharge station gives SkyX drones potentially unlimited range

June 15th, 2017 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

Drones built by Canadian company SkyX may never have to return home now that the company has developed xStation, a remote recharging platform that allows drones to hop from station to station while working out in the field. These stations could give the drones a near-indefinite range, as New Atlas points out.



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