As the resident PA that resides in the Panasonic Eluga Ray series of smartphones, Arbo could be to you what Jarvis is to Iron Man, given half the chance. Arbo is redefining just how smart your phone really is — from the moment you wake up ‘til you head back to sleep your artificial assistant will be on hand to guide you through the day.
To prove its mettle, it recently printed the biggest robot-built structure ever — in just over 13 hours. The robot is still at the proof-of-concept stage, but the MIT team that created it hopes that automating construction will cut costs and boost worker safety, according to a paper published this week in the journal Science Robotics. One day, it might even help humans colonize space, autonomously building houses on other planets before human settlers arrive.
Officer Patterson had no set of procedures to follow, because the Tempe Police Department, like pretty much every other law-enforcement agency in the country right now outside Silicon Valley, has no defined method for or expertise in investigating accidents involving self-driving vehicles. A dozen states already allow autonomous vehicles to test on public roads, and 28 more states have legislation pending that addresses the arrival of this potentially game-changing form of transportation. A growing number of transportation experts and law-enforcement officials caution that too many questions remain unanswered regarding the interaction between police officers and self-driving cars.
April 27 (UPI) — Telecom giant Verizon invested in the autonomous vehicle startup Renovo Auto, a company founded in 2010 and best known for converting a vintage DeLorean into a self-driving car.The investment, $10 million in all, is one of several Verizon has made into “telematics” – the quickly growing field seeking to bridge the gap between automated communications software and traditional transportation.
In 2014 and 2015, Allstate insurance ranked Beantown motorists the most likely to have an accident based on the insurance company’s study of claims in the 200 largest U.S. cities.This makes Boston the perfect place to assess self-driving cars and how they interact with human drivers, which is why the autonomous vehicle technology startup Nutonomy is expanding its testing from an industrial area of the city to its more populated parts. “We feel we’re ready for a more difficult challenge,” Matthew Wansley, Nutonomy’s general counsel, told the Boston Herald this week.Since January, Nutonomy’s modified Renault Zoes and Mitsubishi i-MiEVs have racked up more than 200 miles testing in Boston’s Raymond L. Flynn Marine Industrial Park. Last August the company also began offering the first publicly available self-driving taxis as part of a testing program in Singapore.
DETROIT (AP) – Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, said Tuesday it’s adding 500 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to its self-driving vehicle fleet. It will allow hundreds of people in the Phoenix area to take rides in the vehicles so it can get feedback on the experience.Phoenix-area residents could apply on Waymo’s website starting Tuesday. The vehicles will also pick up riders in Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert, Waymo said. All of the vehicles will have Waymo backup drivers who can take over in an emergency.