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Uber is building an advanced technology hub in Paris to research flying taxis

Uber’s flying taxi plans are well and truly taking off. The company announced this morning that it will be building a new advanced technologies centre in Paris for research focused on its flying taxi Uber Elevate project. The research and development hub will be its…

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La voiture autonome d’Uber a bien détecté la passante qu’elle a renversée, mais a « choisi » de l’ignorer

Près de deux mois après la mort d’une femme suite à un accident avec un véhicule autonome Uber, la presse américaine a obtenu des premières explications sur le drame. En mars dernier, Uber a décidé de suspendre temporairement ses essais avec des voitures autonomes à…

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This new technology lets blind people ‘see’ on a scenic car ride

  Ford has developed a prototype smart car window that lets blind people “see” the passing landscape. The “Feel the View” prototype, which was developed with Italian startup xyz, uses vibrations to give blind and visually impaired passengers a sense of the scenery outside. The…

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Uber’s Other Big Problem: Driverless Cars Aren’t Ready Yet

For the past eight years, Uber’s chief executive officer and cofounder Travis Kalanick played the role of disruptive entrepreneur with wild abandon—and to great effect. The company has revolutionized ground transportation in many of the world’s cities, often ignoring existing regulations, the concerns of entrenched…

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Self-driving cars or predictive policing: what scares you most about AI?

  People in Britain are more scared of the artificial intelligence embedded in household devices and self-driving cars than in systems used for predictive policing or diagnosing diseases. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Society, which is billed as the first in-depth…

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How do you teach a driverless car to drive?

Learning how to drive is an ongoing process for we humans as we adapt to new situations, new road rules and new technology, and learn the lessons from when things go wrong. But how does a driverless car learn how to drive, especially when something…

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This battery could store 10 times as much energy as current designs

  Researchers have struggled for decades to safely use powerful—but flammable—lithium metal in a battery. Now John Goodenough, the 94-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery, is claiming a novel solution as a blockbuster advance. If it proves out, the invention could allow electric cars to…

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