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Iron Ox Opens Its First Fully Autonomous Farm

For the last two and a half years, Iron Ox has been working on perfecting its agricultural robots to tend its indoor farms. After first testing its systems on a small scale, the company is opening its first fully autonomous production farm, with plans to start selling its produce soon. The farm is currently growing a number of leafy greens, ...

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Hyundai Mobis taps first non-Korean leader to drive autonomous investment

Gregory Baratoff wants Mobis to go from follower to leader, partly with the help of its expanding fleet of M. Billy autonomous test vehicles. Photo credit: HANS GREIMEL YONGIN, South Korea — Hyundai Mobis Co. may be Hyundai Motor Co.’s biggest auto parts supplier, but that didn’t help it win early inroads with Hyundai in a critical field. Rival South ...

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Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers – TechCrunch

Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would be putting its cars — well, minivans — on streets around Mountain View, where it already has an abundance of data. The company already has driverless driverless cars in play ...

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Chevy Sonic’s exit would make way for GM’s EV, autonomous plans

Workers build a Chevrolet Bolt EV autonomous test vehicle at the Orion Assembly plant. The Bolt represents one of GM’s most advanced vehicle programs. DETROIT — General Motors’ aggressive restructuring of its global business operations will trickle down to its products as it balances investment in slow- selling cars, popular crossovers and emerging technologies such as electric and autonomous vehicles. ...

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Massterly aims to be the first full-service autonomous marine shipping company – TechCrunch

Logistics may not be the most exciting application of autonomous vehicles, but it’s definitely one of the most important. And the marine shipping industry — one of the oldest industries in the world, you can imagine — is ready for it. Or at least two major Norwegian shipping companies are: they’re building an autonomous shipping venture called Massterly from the ...

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DARPA wants new ideas for autonomous drone swarms – TechCrunch

The Defense Department’s research wing is serious about putting drones into action, not just one by one but in coordinated swarms. The Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program is kicking off its second “sprint,” a period of solicitation and rapid prototyping of systems based around a central theme. This spring sprint is all about “autonomy.” The idea is to collect lots of ...

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The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash – TechCrunch

The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber’s self-driving car. The video includes the view of the street from the Uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous Uber. Warning: This video is disturbing. Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigatingthe details of this ...

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Uber Self-Driving Death Could Have Long-Term Impact on Autonomous Cars | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> Uber self-driving Volvo XC90 San Francisco Manufacturer image Uber has temporarily parked its self-driving fleets following a deadly crash in Tempe, Ariz., where one of the ride-hailing company’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs struck and killed a pedestrian. The fatal accident, first reported by The New York Times, occurred when the female pedestrian attempted to ...

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Kiekert readies smarter latches for autonomous driving

With Kiekert’s NuEntry latch, a door can be opened with a fingertip. German latch supplier Kiekert plans a role for itself in the autonomous vehicle era with a suite of components to control vehicle access, prevent dings and open and close vehicle doors automatically. To eliminate the need for door handles, the automotive locking systems specialist’s electric release latch, NuEntry, ...

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Autonomous taxis will soon take to the air in New Zealand tests

Image credit: Kitty Hawk New Zealand is truly the nexus point for fantasy lovers and futurists’ dearest dreams. First it hosted Hobbiton, and now it’ll serve as the first major testing ground for a professional flying car company.  Kitty Hawk, an autonomous air taxi company founded by Google co-founder Larry Page and run by former Google VP Sebastian Thrun, revealed ...

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This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most of them are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a mesh. This new system from Fraunhofer does it more intelligently, getting a basic idea of the ...

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