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Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live

December 14th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

The revolution is coming—and it’s driving itself. As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they’re expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors. And it isn’t just highways and commutes that will be transformed—it’s also the homes and towns where we choose to live.



Self-driving buses are being tested in China and they’re the largest of their kind yet

December 4th, 2017 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

A small fleet of self-driving public buses has started running on the roads of China’s tech district of Shenzhen, Guangdong.



Redesigning the ( automobile) industry

November 16th, 2017 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye ‘Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap’



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.



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