Monthly Archives: April 2016

A fleet of trucks just drove themselves across Europe

About a dozen trucks from major manufacturers like Volvo and Daimler just completed a week of largely autonomous driving across Europe, the first such major exercise on the continent. The trucks set off from their bases in three European countries and completed … Continue reading

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SpaceX sticks the landing

  SpaceX Dragon 9 booster lands safely on an autonomous floating platform, after launching a payload into space. Potentially a 10-fold reduction versus current launch costs.  Game.  Changer. Video at: And Blue Origin isn’t far behind. Update: The payload was the inflatable … Continue reading

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