President Barack Obama on How We’ll Embrace Self-Driving Cars | WIRED
Published on 12 Oct 2016
WIRED guest editor President Barack Obama, WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito discuss ethical concerns around artificial intelligence used in self-driving cars.
Hyperloop Update (July 2016).
Published on 28 Jun 2016
Research and Development of the systems needed to bring the Hyperloop to fruition pushes on with Hyperloop One dedicated to a full scale test of the entire system in the Nevada dessert by the end of 2016! With Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) continuing the development of it’s proposed 5 mile long test bed in Quay Valley, California. Both systems are racing toward the development of this 700 mph + transportation system while at the same time discussing developmental partnerships with different countries around the World including a proposed re-developement of the famed “Silk Road” between China and Russia.
Mercedes-Benz Future Bus – Trailer
Published on 18 Jul 2016
The technology of the CityPilot in the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is based on that of the autonomously driving Mercedes-Benz Actros truck with Highway Pilot presented two years ago. It has however undergone substantial further development specifically for use in a city bus, with numerous added functions. The CityPilot is able to recognise traffic lights, communicate with them and safely negotiate junctions controlled by them. It can also recognise obstacles, especially pedestrians on the road, and brake autonomously. It approaches bus stops automatically, where it opens and closes its doors. And not least, it is able to drive through tunnels.
Ships and Sea Travel
Published on 24 Jun 2016
Rolls Royce reveals remote controlled ‘roboships’ will take to the sea by 2020: Single operator can oversee ships from a holographic control room
Windows double as augmented reality screens to alert operators to icebergs , other ships and small hazards
Just two captains can operate entire ship using the smart bridge and a range of sensors
Research underway into entirely robotic ships that can be controlled remotely by operators from a central location
Amazon Prime Air’s First Customer Delivery
Amazon Prime Air has begun private trials in England, and the first customer delivery by drone recently took place.
Published on Dec 14, 2016
Drones – Flying Into The Mainstream: Goldman Sachs’ Noah Poponak
Goldman Sachs Research sees drones evolving into a $100 billion market by 2020
Published on May 4, 2016
Goldman Sachs’ Noah Poponak in May 2016 stated the following regarding the future of Drones, “Drones are going into business. Having already made the leap from military to consumer use, they’re now headed for industries from construction to cinematography to law enforcement. Noah Poponak, aerospace and defense senior equity research analyst in Goldman Sachs Research, lays out how he sees drones evolving into a $100 billion market by 2020.”
Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D’Andrea
Published on 11 Mar 2016
When you hear the word “drone,” you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that’s ambivalent to orientation … to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.
Amazon Prime Air
Published on 29 Nov 2015
Science fiction no more. Jeremy Clarkson shares a look at our newest innovation
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos Unveils Flying Delivery Drones On ’60 Minutes’
Introducing Project Wing
The Moonshot Factory
Published on 28 Aug 2014
Project Wing is a Google[x] project that is developing a delivery system that uses self-flying vehicles. As part of our research, we built a vehicle and traveled to Queensland, Australia for some test flights. There, we successfully delivered a first aid kit, candy bars, dog treats, and water to a couple of Australian farmers. We’re only just beginning to develop the technology to make a safe delivery system possible, but we think that there’s tremendous potential to transport goods more quickly, safely and efficiently.
We’re looking for partners who can help us bring this technology to the world. If you’re interested, please fill out this form: https://g.co/ProjectWing.
Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that