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A Self-Driving Truck Got a Shipment Cross-Country 10 Hours Faster Than a Human Driver

Last month TuSimple, a transportation company focused on self-driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, shipped a truckload of watermelons from Arizona to Oklahoma using the truck’s autonomous system for over 80 percent of the journey.

Flying Taxis Will Hit LA Skies by 2024, According to a California Startup’s Plan

An announcement this week from electric aircraft startup Archer Aviation just brought a future where you can hail a flight across town one step closer.

These Futuristic Flying Ambulances May Soon Be Zooming Around New York

Israeli aerospace company Urban Aeronautics announced this week that it sold its first four vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft to Hatzolah Air, a nonprofit emergency medical air transport provider based in New York.

Not All Sunshine and Rainbows: Waymo’s Self-Driving Cars Take on Inclement Weather

How do you train self-driving software to safely pilot a vehicle through city streets?

Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads

At an early stage of a crack self-healing pavement would activate super absorbent polymers to absorb water and produce concrete-like material that fills in the crack.

If a Robot Is Conscious, Is It OK to Turn It Off? The Moral Implications of Building True AIs

The philosopher Peter Singer argues that creatures that can feel pain or suffer have a claim to moral standing.

This Tiny Electric Car Is Selling Like Hot Cakes in China

The no-frills Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV goes for 28,800 yuan (about $4,200 at current exchange rates).

Waymo Just Started Testing Its Driverless Trucks in Texas

Waymo’s heavy-duty trucks took to the Texas roads this week to start the company’s road testing of its driverless fleet, which consists of 13 Peterbilt 18-wheelers complete with cameras, lidar, and on-board computers.

Scientists Found a Way to Turn Bricks Into Batteries

A potential energy storage medium has been sitting under our noses all this time.

OpenAI Finds Machine Learning Efficiency Is Outpacing Moore’s Law

Researchers have begun tracking a new measure for machine learning efficiency that shows AI has been getting more efficient at a wicked pace

Volvo Will Add Lidar for ‘Eyes-Off-the-Road’ Self-Driving Cars on Highways

While Volvo’s autopilot aspirations are notable, the fact they’re integrating lidar into cars aimed at the mainstream is perhaps even more interesting.

Coronavirus Is a Once in a Lifetime Chance to Reshape How We Travel

What will the crisis mean for how we travel in the future?

The Top 100 AI Startups Out There Now, and What They’re Working On

Data research firm CB Insights released its much-anticipated fourth annual list of the top 100 AI startups earlier this month.

This Electric Tiny Car Can Be Rented for the Price of an Electric Scooter

The 8-foot Citroën Ami seats two and has an 8-horsepower motor with a top speed of 27.9 miles per hour.