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Jul 23, 2017

Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

We are getting close to the point of a completely automated supply chain.


OSLO—Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build the world’s first crewless, autonomously operated ship, an advance that could mark a turning point in seaborne trade.

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Jul 23, 2017

Back to the future: Flying taxis to transport Muscovites in 2018

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

Service to use ‘blockchain platform’ and will be able to transport up to four people.

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Jul 20, 2017

Autonomous Cars: The Ultimate Job Creator?

Posted by in categories: automation, business, driverless cars, drones, futurism, media & arts, robotics/AI, transportation

In our last film, we explored how the introduction of autonomous, self-driving cars is likely to kill a lot of jobs. Many millions of jobs, in fact. But is it short sighted to view self-driving vehicles as economic murderers? Is it possible that we got it totally wrong, and automated vehicles won’t be Grim Reapers — but rather the biggest job creators since the internet?

In this video series, the Galactic Public Archives takes bite-sized looks at a variety of terms, technologies, and ideas that are likely to be prominent in the future. Terms are regularly changing and being redefined with the passing of time. With constant breakthroughs and the development of new technology and other resources, we seek to define what these things are and how they will impact our future.

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Jul 19, 2017

People who never want to get out of their car will obsess over this amphibious vehicle

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Jul 19, 2017

Self-Driving Cars Get Boost With Unanimous Vote

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, transportation

Congress took the first step toward setting rules for self-driving cars, as a House panel unanimously approved a measure that would allow thousands of automated vehicles to hit the road while federal regulators develop safety standards and preempt state rules.

The legislation garnered bipartisan support after Republican leaders adopted Democratic proposals for provisions to bolster safety oversight of self-driving vehicles by federal regulators.

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Jul 19, 2017

No More Metal: Airstream Goes Fiberglass With ‘Nest’ Camper — By Nate Mitka | Gear Junkie

Posted by in categories: environmental, fun, transportation

The Airstream Nest, expected early 2018, will be constructed from fiberglass, a lightweight and durable material.”

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Jul 18, 2017

Hyperloop One just successfully completed its first major test

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Jul 18, 2017

‘Suicidal’ security robot ‘drowned itself’ at Washington office

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security, transportation

July 18 (UPI) — Officials at a Washington, D.C., office building patrolled by a security robot they are investigating after workers reported the robot “drowned itself.”

MRP Realty announced last week there was a “new sheriff in town,” namely a K5 security robot developed by Silicon Valley startup Knightscope, but Bilal Farooqui, a worker at the office complex, tweeted a photo Monday revealing the mechanical guard had met with a watery end.

“Our D.C. office building got a security robot. It drowned itself,” Farooqui wrote alongside an image of the robot horizontal inside a fountain. “We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots.”

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Jul 18, 2017

“The Day Trip of a Lifetime”: Zero 2 Infinity will bring you to Near Space to offer you a magnificent view of the planet cruising above 99% of the atmosphere 🌏

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

With Bloon, you will travel aboard the safest space vehicle ever designed and get the planetary awareness that only astronauts have been able to experience before.

Get your flight today at: http://zero2infinity.space/bloon

# space # tourism # startup.

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Jul 15, 2017

This Supersonic-Speed Transit System Just Completed a Major Test

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Hyperloop One this week announced that it completed the first full-scale test of its high-speed transportation system, a move the company hailed as the burgeoning technology’s “Kitty Hawk moment.”

The test vehicle only reached 70 miles per hour, a tenth of the company’s eventual target speed. But the firm felt assured enough to set another phase of testing for later this year, when they hope to reach 250 miles per hour. Eventually, the system could reach a top speed of 700 miles per hour, nearly the speed of sound.

The Hyperloop’s potential velocity has helped it captivate the public’s imagination ever since Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk popularized the concept in 2012. But the proposed system, a sort of high-speed train that uses aerodynamic pods propelled through a vacuum cylinder, is not just about speed, according to many of the people developing it since Musk open-sourced the idea. It’s about changing how we think about moving people and cargo, a $1.48 trillion industry in the United States alone.

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