Unmanned boat gets unmanned sub to launch unmanned aircraft

In a three-day US Naval exercise that took place last month in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, Lockheed Martin achieved a world-first. It used an unmanned submersible to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), while an unmanned surface vehicle provided surface reconnaissance and surveillance. The exercise began with Ocean Aero’s Submaran surface vehicle relaying instructions from […]

Volkswagen stamps its ID onto future of autonomy and electrics

Volkswagen opened up 2016 by previewing an electric future with the Budd-e concept. Now it’s going back to the future with the all-new ID concept, an early sneak peek at a compact electric car that it plans to get to market by 2020. Positioned as a seminal concept, the ID also flashes a look ahead […]

Watch Volvo’s autonomous truck navigate itself through a dark mine

 Stu Robarts September 7, 2016 7 PICTURES The Volvo FMX will be tested at the Boliden mine in Kristineberg, Sweden (Credit: Volvo) View gallery (7 images) Earlier in the year, Volvo unveiled a fully autonomous construction truck that it planned to test in underground mines and that it said would “revolutionize the mining industry.” Today, it […]