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.
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Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.
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.
“Reducing the intervention of human pilots on aircraft could bring material economic benefits and improve safety,” a UBS note said.
Out-of-work truckers armed with “adversarial machine learning” could dazzle autonomous vehicles into crashing.
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 is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.
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.
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 […]
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.