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Larry Page’s Flying Car Project Suddenly Seems Rather Real

https://www.wired.com/story/kitty-hawk-larry-page-flying-car-prototype/Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk has shown a vehicle that looks, well, real. The single-seat Flyer now looks like a glossy, professional, production-ready machine, a major upgrade over the slightly precarious prototype it showed last year. That first version had the pilot perched on what looked like a motorcycle seat, separated from eight spinning fans by a net. The whole thing resembled a flying trampoline, or, as we put it last June, something the Green Goblin would order from Skymall.

UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar movie

UPS has new electric trucks that look straight out of a Pixar moviehttps://www.engadget.com/2018/05/09/ups-electric-trucks-arrival/UPS has revealed sleek new electric trucks that look like they’ve rolled straight out of Pixar’s Cars series. The company revealed it’s working with vehicle manufacturer Arrival on a pilot fleet of 35 lightweight electric trucks that look far more futuristic than the standard boxy vehicles. UPS says the trucks have a longer range than other delivery vehicles, reaching around 150 miles on a single charge. As with all electric vehicles, they have zero emissions. UPS plans to test the trucks in London and Paris this year.

Honda set to unveil four adorable robot concepts at CES with facial interactions, more

Honda set to unveil four adorable robot concepts at CES with facial interactions, more | 9to5Toys

Honda set to unveil four adorable robot concepts at CES with facial interactions, more | 9to5Toyshttps://9to5toys.com/2017/12/08/honda-ces-robots/This week Honda unveiled its CES 2018 preview, detailing a four-some of uber cute robotic concepts that it hopes to bring to consumers before long. While Honda is largely known for its automotive wing, the brand has an extensive history in robotics and it’s bringing that expertise to the home. The four-piece CES preview includes a companion robot, a pair of mobility devices and an off-road vehicle.

Want To Own Bitcoin? Here’s How To Buy, Invest In And Store It

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2015/12/31/want-to-own-bitcoin-heres-how-to-buy-invest-in-and-store-it/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=957443333&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainFB#7555153ab9efIf you don’t plan on spending actual bitcoins and want to use an investment vehicle that can be held in a tax-advantaged investment account with designated beneficiaries (and that can’t be lost the way that actual Bitcoin can), for now, you can buy GBTC, a trust that gives investors Bitcoin exposure in a traditional security. GBTC is a publicly traded security invested in Bitcoin, with each share of GBTC representing one-tenth of a bitcoin, tied daily at 4pm to the Bitcoin market price.

Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’

Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/13/apple-self-driving-car-technology-tim-cook?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=230527&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Tim Cook confirms tech giant is working on ‘autonomous systems’, but is tight-lipped on whether it is making its own vehicle

Airbus’ radical drone-car concept may be the future of transportation

Airbus’ radical drone-car concept may be the future of transportation | DesignFaves

Airbus’ radical drone-car concept may be the future of transportation | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/05/airbus-radical-drone-car-concept-may-be-the-future-of-transportation#refnlRecently, French aviation giant, Airbus, unveiled a concept vehicle that it perceives will redefine transportation as we know it.

The Brilliant Drone That’ll Deliver Medicine—Then Rot Away

by Sean Patrick Farrell @ wired.com

WHEN MOST PEOPLE hear the word “drone” they either think of uncrewed military aircraft or those multi-rotor mini-copters that could one day deliver packages to your doorstep. But what if the package is the plane? That’s the idea behind the Aerial Platform Supporting Autonomous Resupply Actions drone, a cardboard glider that carries about two pounds of cargo.

“It looks like a pizza box that’s been shaped into a wing,” says Star Simpson, an engineer at San Francisco robotics company Otherlab. Her team designed and built Apsara with funding from Darpa, which challenged them to develop a single-use delivery vehicle for emergency scenarios. But, Darpa being Darpa, there was a twist: The drones had to not only carry a small payload and land where you told them to—once they were on the ground, they had to disappear.