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FedEx Express and Elroy Air Take Off with Autonomous Drones to Ease Supply Chain Issues

FedEx Express and Elroy Air, a California-based autonomous systems and software company, are teaming up to build the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. FedEx will...

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Japan Launches First Fully-Autonomous Ship Navigation Demonstration

This week in Japan, the world’s first fully-autonomous ship navigation system deployed a car ferry during a demonstration test. The demonstration took place using a 15,500 gross ton Ro-Pax ferry, spanning...

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Data Show Autonomous Cars May Drive More Safely than Human Drivers

IDTechEx, which provides market research on emerging technology, analyzed California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) autonomous vehicle collision reports. Per California regulation, every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must notify...

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Voyage of Autonomous Ship in Japan; First to Set Sail in Area with Heavy Marine Traffic

In 20 years, could it be possible that 50 percent of all domestic ships on Japan’s coastal waters will be piloting themselves? Absolutely. A public interest organization in Japan, the Nippon...

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Encore Podcast: Is Autonomous Driving Heading for a Crash?

Elon Musk is a big fan of his company’s Fully Self Driving software. But is it safe? In this encore edition of the podcast from 2018, we speak with Beau Woods...

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Autonomous Bots as Personal Delivery Devices in Oklahoma

Governor Kevin Stitt signed a law in Oklahoma this week allowing small autonomous vehicles to operate on sidewalks and crosswalks (and on roadways in certain cases – maybe a pedestrian is...

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Flying Car Receives EASA Certification in Europe

PAL-V, the first flying car to be allowed on the road in Europe, is now also the first flying car to complete full certification with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency...

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AutoX Sends Out Autonomous Fleet of Vehicles in China

Last week, AutoX, a start-up company backed by Alibaba, Media Tek and Shanghai Motors, announced that it will roll out a fleet of autonomous vehicles in downtown Shenzhen, China, called RoboTaxis....

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Walmart and Self-Driving Delivery Cars

Walmart announced that it will begin experimenting with self-driving cars in a pilot program with General Motors-backed Cruise (a tech start-up with electric, self-driving cars) to deliver groceries and other products...

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