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Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously

Jun 20, 2018 Finland
The VTT robot car Marilyn is currently undergoing tests on fully autonomous parking in the area furthest from its driver, at a distance of up to a hundred metres. The Internet of Things assists the car in finding and driving into a free space.
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Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

Jun 13, 2018 France
Marking a world first, researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter.
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Campus delivery robots

Campus delivery robots

Jun 12, 2018 United States
A UC Berkeley startup called Kiwi thinks they've cracked a way to efficiently use robots to deliver food to your door. The company plans to expand outside of Berkeley later this year.
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Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot

Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot

Jun 11, 2018 Ukraine
Nissan has unveiled an autonomous robot, which can draw football pitches wherever there is space.
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SoftBank Vision Fund to invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise

SoftBank Vision Fund to invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise

Jun 6, 2018 United States
General Motors announced that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, further strengthening the company's plans to commercialize AV technology at large scale. GM will also invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction.
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Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas

Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas

Jun 1, 2018 United States
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Waymo announced they will expand their partnership with an agreement to add up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo's self-driving fleet.
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Smart material enables novel applications

Smart material enables novel applications

Jun 1, 2018 Luxembourg
Research led by scientists has shown the potential of liquid crystal shells as enabling material for a vast array of future applications, ranging from autonomous driving to anti-counterfeiting technology and a new class of sensors.
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European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles

May 23, 2018 Switzerland
Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. But for these new services to develop, we must first identify the needs and motivations of their future users and be able to respond to them, meet many of the technological and regulatory challenges, and design new business models. This is the aim of the 4 year AVENUE project consortium, with a total budget of 22 million euros and funded by the European Commission up to the level of 16 million euros.
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Self-driving cars for country roads

Self-driving cars for country roads

May 11, 2018 United States
Uber's recent self-driving car fatality underscores the fact that the technology is still not ready for widespread adoption. One reason is that there aren't many places where self-driving cars can actually drive.
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Ford phases out passenger cars, focuses on electric vehicles & trucks

Ford phases out passenger cars, focuses on electric vehicles & trucks

Apr 27, 2018 United States
Ford announced plans late Wednesday to eliminate some of the company's most well-known cars in North America, phasing out its passenger cars as it focuses on trucks and electric vehicles.
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Drones tested for search and rescue

Drones tested for search and rescue

Apr 26, 2018 United Kingdom
The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.