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Robot deliveries might end up being common, post-Coronavirus Pandemic

May 2nd, 2020 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

Having an unoccupied vehicle deliver your food makes a lot more sense now. Delivery robots helped deliver food and medicine in Wuhan, China, during the coronavirus-related quarantine. In the United States, autonomous shuttles from the French company NAVYA have been repurposed as delivery robots to transport COVID-19 tests. Most of these delivery robots still have […]

Self-driving startups Beep and Navya explore driverless transport for coronavirus lab specimens

April 25th, 2020 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Most Consumers Believe They’ll Prefer Riding In Self Driving Cars In Ten Years Autonomous vehicle startups Beep and Navya are using four driverless shuttles to transport coronavirus tests around the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Because the routes are isolated from public traffic, the shuttles can be operated without a human safety driver, which […]

The failure of this self-driving truck company tells you all you need to know about self-driving vehicles

April 10th, 2020 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

Starsky Robotics is a self-driving truck company that was the first company to run an unmanned semi on a public highway. It’s now shutting down though, and its co-founder has some unusually sensible and honest things to say about the industry, unusual only because the industry is stuffed with charlatans. Stefan Seltz-Axmacher co-founded Starsky around […]

UPS orders 10,000 electric delivery trucks, plans driverless truck test

April 10th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

 ATLANTA – UPS ordered 10,000 electric delivery trucks from electric vehicle maker Arrival, in what it calls a move to accelerate electrification of the fleet. It is the largest single order for electric vehicles from the shipping giant based in Sandy Springs. The two companies are working together to develop electric vehicles with advanced driver […]

Despite setbacks, coronavirus could hasten the adoption of autonomous vehicles and delivery robots

April 8th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

This week, nearly every major company developing autonomous vehicles in the U.S. halted testing in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, which has sickened more than 250,000 people and killed over 10,000 around the world. Still some experts argue pandemics like COVID-19 should hasten the adoption of driverless vehicles for passenger pickup, transportation […]

Taipei to start uncrewed bus road testing in May

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

DRIVERLESS: Autonomous vehicles are a solution to a shortage of nighttime bus drivers, officials said, with tests being conducted on Xinyi’s dedicated bus lanes The Taipei Department of Transportation yesterday announced that it would start road tests for autonomous buses in May and allow city residents to take part in the trial services beginning in […]

The Gruzovikus self-driving freight tractor is almost too beautiful for words

March 9th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Art Lebedev Studio’s Gruzovikus concept truck: fully electric, fully autonomous, extremely beautiful You don’t normally think of freight tractors in terms of visual appeal: they are enormous machines meant to haul stuff all across the world, so whether they’re pretty or not is of no consequence. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be pretty, […]

Cruise Origin people mover has no controls, completely autonomous

February 4th, 2020 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Cruise Origin offers a self driving mini bus for cities It seems these days that there is no shortage of startups promising new vehicles with electric motors and self-driving systems, and now the joint operation between GM and Honda, Cruise, has unveiled its driverless people mover sans any human controls. The Cruise Origin, billed as […]

Kubota unveils radical autonomous electric tractor in Japan

February 2nd, 2020 at 2:18 am » Comments Off

The X tractor is being presented in commemoration of Kubota’s 130th year in business  According to agricultural machinery manufacturer Kubota, there are now fewer farmers in Japan, trying to manage increasingly large amounts of land. With that problem in mind, the company recently unveiled a concept for helping those farmers out – a driverless tractor. […]

Are we one step closer to pilotless commercial jets?

January 30th, 2020 at 12:34 pm » Comments Off

(CNN) — The concept of pilotless commercial jet flight has been bandied about for years. But while the technology has been there, there’s been little concrete evidence to suggest autonomous flying could ever really get off the ground — until now. Airbus has confirmed one of its test aircraft took off automatically at Toulouse-Blagnac airport […]

Swarms of teeny robo-tractors will outmaneuver Tesla’s driverless cars

January 14th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

While Elon Musk and Waymo get all the attention — and regulations — autonomous vehicles for farming face fewer tech barriers and could be just as important Between 2009 and 2015, Google spent $1.1 billion on autonomous vehicles for its Waymo subsidiary, which have so far roamed more than 10 million miles of city streets […]

Waymo is taking the safety drivers out to its autonomous taxis

December 26th, 2019 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

No Hands! Waymo, the Google-affiliated self-driving car company, has finally started to operate its self-driving taxi service without any humans sitting behind the wheel. That means passengers using the company’s Uber-like Waymo One service might find themselves shuttled around Arizona in the back seat of an otherwise-empty minivan, as one reporter for The Verge did. […]

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