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Amazon works on drone traffic control software at French development center

Amazon has added France to the list of countries where the Seattle-based retailer is working on its drone delivery system, with the opening of a research and development center that will create traffic management software for drones. The opening of the Prime Air Development Center in Clichy, part of Paris’ northwest suburbs, was the subject of an announcement…

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Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

 Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precisely, and early enough, that they can avoid crashing into them. Existing systems have included light ranging and detection systems and cameras, primarily. But the…

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Google will integrate Assistant directly into next-gen cars

GUEST: Tesla cars get a lot of attention for their futuristic design, and not all of that is because of the company’s larger-than-life energy initiatives . The Model S, Model X and upcoming Model 3 all incorporate levels of driver-focused technology previously unseen on nearly any car, even luxury models. That’s about to change, though….

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Keep on truckin’: 5 companies disrupting the road freight industry

So Uber officially launched its not-so-secret trucking business, Uber Freight , on Thursday, as the Silicon Valley tech titan looks to infiltrate another lucrative industry: long-distance road freight. Uber first announced the service back in September, but the program had remained in stealth mode ever since. In a nutshell, Uber Freight wants to do for the trucking…

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Ford adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to cars using over-the-air updates

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Friday it would delve into the growing arena of “over-the-air” software updates, adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped 2016 vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update. The latest upgrade to Sync 3, Ford’s interactive touch-screen system, will be accomplished through an…

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The air traffic control tower of the future has no people—but it does have security concerns

It’s such a weird thing to hear, it seems counter-intuitive: London City Airport is building a new air traffic control tower that will be completely digital and manned by a group of human controllers who will be over 100 miles away. SEE ALSO: Prepare to have your face scanned at airports across America High-definition video…

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Hobbyist defeats FAA in battle over drone registration, but says the fight’s not over

Small recreational drones no longer have to be registered with the FAA. (Aerix Photo) Recreational drone users no longer have to register their flying machines with the Federal Aviation Administration, thanks to a federal court ruling handed down today, but the hobbyist who filed the challenge says the issue is far from settled. “I’m concerned, as…

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Away nears 100K stylish suitcases sold as it raises $20M

 What do people actually want in luggage? A phone charger, unbreakable exterior, and maximum packing space at a resonable price is what Away discovered. So it built a line of sleek but expansive polycarbonite suitcases equipped with battery packs, and sold them direct-to-consumer. Now after selling nearly 100,000 suitcases and generating $20 million in revenue,…

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The ultimate hipster bike has arrived, packing a flexible frame that lets you drift

Тhe Trocadero Fixie is an experimental bicycle that features a twisting frame in the middle, freeing it for a range of new tricks. The bicycle is best for downhill slaloms and drifting tight corners and it has a pin that puts the frame back to its rigid state. Read more… More about Startup , Transportation…