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Uber driverless truck runs out of road

You won't be seeing the Uber driverless truck on the road any time soon. It's been abandoned in favour of building a self-driving car instead. Presumably there's more money in cars...
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An AI car has learnt to follow lanes in 20 minutes

Engineers behind the AI car project believe good old-fashioned trial and error is the key to perfecting autonomous cars. Which sounds a bit dodgy but... An autonomous car has used artificial intelligence...
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Driverless cars make roads safer, says expert

Will driverless cars make roads safer? They will according to a pioneer of driverless vehicles. Professor Paul Newman, who was behind the UK’s first and only self-driving car on public roads, said...
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Pilotless planes unlikely to take off

You may recall we wrote about pilotless planes on our blog last year and the reaction to the prospect of taking a flight sans pilot wasn't exactly welcomed by the majority....
3d printed driverless boats

3D printed driverless boats

Fleets of 3D printed driverless boats will be coming on stream (pun intended) could cut congestion in major cities. Or at least they can in cities with major rivers running through...
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A NASA helicopter is off to Mars

A small autonomous NASA helicopter will be on the next rover mission to Mars. The US space agency revealed the NASA helicopter will be carried aboard the Mars 2020 rover as a...
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Where will Uber flying taxis land next?

The search is on for an international city to join the pilot locations for the Uber flying taxis service. Could London, Manchester or Birmingham be on the short list? Uber has announced...
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In too much of a rush for driverless tech?

Pioneering autonomous car firms such as Uber and Tesla are rushing into driverless tech “too soon”, according to a leading robotics professor. Speaking out after a woman was killed by an Uber...
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Uber self-driving car in fatal crash

An Uber self-driving car has struck and killed a pedestrian in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company to suspend road-testing of such cars in...
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A self-flying taxi could be coming your way

A self-flying taxi just took a big step (flight) towards reality, thanks to an American start-up and its ambitious plans for pilot-less passenger aircraft. Aircraft company Kitty Hawk, which is backed by...
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company will ‘prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars’

It appears Elon Musk's Boring Company has made changes to their ambitious plans to slash commuting times for drivers in Los Angeles and other major US cities (and eventually the UK),...
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How lasers could help driverless cars see around corners

Laser technology that could help autonomous cars of the future spot obstacles hidden around corners has been developed by researchers at Stanford University. The team of researchers from the US university’s Computation...
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Meet the flying car that’s set to go on sale next year

The Pal-V Liberty flying car has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. And you can buy one soon. A flying car claiming to be the world’s first production model of its...
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Connecting smartphones and cars

Ford is rolling out handsfree, in-car support for mobile navigation app Waze in April as they go about connecting smartphones and cars. Connecting smartphones and cars today can help make autonomous cars...
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Airbus flying taxi takes off

Vahana, the autonomous Airbus flying taxi project has released footage from its first test flight that took place recently. The aerospace giant is hoping the passenger drone project can “democratise personal flight”...
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Motion sickness glasses

Do you get ill when travelling? Motion sickness glasses could be the answer. Of course there is a but.....they are for passengers in self-driving cars. A team from the University of Michigan...
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Passenger drone testing could start this year

A UK start-up is aiming to “transform city transportation from the air” with a drone that is expected to perform test flights with passengers as early as March.  We've previously covered...
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Your flying taxi will be with you shortly

Flying taxi anyone? Without a pilot? It does sound like something from science fiction but the Velocopter, an all-electric autonomous drone, is pretty close to becoming a working reality. Velocopter are a...
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Electric driverless cars – is the UK ready?

We’ve featured several stories recently on electric driverless cars. The technology used in these vehicles is advancing all the time. Self-driving taxis are now a thing. And you can now catch autonomous...
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AI cycle routes could cut inner city congestion

AI cycle routes? It's enough to have Boris purring with joy. BMW engineers in China have come up with a concept design for mobility in the future.  Dedicated roadways for electric bikes...