Nissan to conduct public field tests of robo-taxis in Japan next year

Nissan to conduct public field tests of robo-taxis in Japan next year Nick avars Nissan says its Easy Ride mobility service is intended to supplement existing transportation options(Credit: Nissan) Nissan has made no bones about its plans for autonomous cars, boldly stating its intent to bring several self-driving vehicles to market by 2020 and recently testing a prototype on the […]

Amazon patents delivery drones that self-destruct in mid-air

Amazon patents delivery drones that self-destruct in mid-air Nick Lavars 3 PICTURES While the Federal Aviation Administration continues to ponder the safe integration of drones into US airspace, Amazon is doing much the same VIEW GALLERY – 3 IMAGES The engineering side of things is central to Amazon’s drone delivery plans, but so too is the need to […]

Autonomous sub finds long-lost supersonic aircraft from the 50s

Autonomous sub finds long-lost supersonic aircraft from the 50s December 1st, 2017 5 PICTURES The “Raise the Arrow” team gathers for a photo behind the AUV(Credit: Fraunhofer IOSB-AST) VIEW GALLERY – 5 IMAGES Early last year, we first heard about Fraunhofer’s DEDAVE (Deep Diving AUV for Exploration) unmanned submersible. Then this July, we got word of an initiative aimed at locating sunken […]