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New autonomous drone fleets to aid rescue operations in forests

Each autonomous quadrotor drone is equipped with laser-range finders for position estimation, localisation, and path planning. As the drone flies around, it creates an individual 3D map of the terrain.

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing: Report

Police say car data show Lommatzsch did not touch the steering wheel for 80 seconds before the crash.

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Scientists develop 3D-printed, driverless boats

Researchers have developed self-driving boats, created from 3D printed parts, which will be capable of operating on roadways and bridges as well.

China's new smart road will be able to charge your car

A stretch of highway in China's eastern city of Jinan has the potential to transform the transport business: it is capable of charging cars.

Uber self-driving car crash shows driverless vehicles need to slow down

The death of a woman at the hands of an Uber self-driving car shows how ill-prepared we are for a commercial rollout of autonomous technology, and highlights steps that need to be taken before these vehicles are people-safe.

Lyft, auto parts maker Magna partner on autonomous vehicles

Ride-hailing service Lyft has also entered a partnership for self-driving cars, by signing an agreement with auto parts supplier Magna.

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Waymo will deliver freight to Google's Atlanta data centres in driverless truck tests

Alphabet's slf-driving unit Waymo will start testing its freight capabilities through autonomous trucks that will carry cargo to Google's Atlanta data centres.

Uber's self-driving trucks haul cargo on Arizona highways

Uber Freight, the company's shipping-on-demand service, has introduced self-driving trucks that will haul cargo over short distances, to support the long-distance manual trucking operations.

Alphabet's Waymo wins approval for first driverless ride-hailing service

Google parent Alphabet's self-driving unit, Waymo, has received approval to be the first driverless ride-hailing company, which will begin operations in Arizona.

Uber's vetting expert tells jury Waymo engineer deal was rushed

The Uber-Waymo lawsuit took an interesting twist as Uber's computer forensics expert Eric Friedberg said the ride-hailing firm hurried up its deal to get Anthony Levandowski on board.

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