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Martti is a self-driving car from Finland designed for icy snow-covered roads

Many self-driving cars aren't able to handle extreme weather conditions yet, but Martti is equipped with special sensors and software designed to navigate on snow-covered roads without any lane markings.
Cars

BMW is investing in the future with a new test track for self-driving cars

There's a new racetrack in the works in the Czech Republic, but don't expect to see just any vehicle take to the new loop. Rather, this test track is made specifically for the testing of self-driving and electric cars from automaker BMW.
Cars

Self-driving buses will soon make their way to Singapore

Singapore announced that it would see self-driving buses and shuttles transporting citizens and tourists alike by 2022, with the Punggol, Tengah, and Jurong Innovation District slated as the first three areas to receive the technology.
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Self-driving forklift takes the human factor out of warehouse work

Robots and autonomous vehicles are everywhere -- and warehouses are no exception. The new Seegrid GP8 Series 6 forklift can pick up and move heavy loads, all without needing human assistance.
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We had groceries delivered by a robot, and it was like living in the future

Online grocery delivery company Ocado is running autonomous vehicle tests for its CargoPod in the U.K., bringing orders to customers in an electric, driverless car. We went along to see how it works, and for a moment, live like it’ll be…
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Audi obtains permits to test self-driving cars on New York roads

Less than a month after New York state announced a year-long testing period of self-driving cars, Audi is the first to get the go-ahead. The company is required to report back its findings to the state next April.
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This autonomous cooler will follow behind you as you walk to the beach

Drinking in the sun sounds like fun, but carrying a heavy cooler is less so. This autonomous cooler will trundle along behind its owner wherever they go. Best of all? You can build it yourself.
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This drone will try to keep its distance if you look annoyed by it

A team of researchers at Georgia Tech have developed an autonomous drone blimp with sensors that help it fly around humans while maintaining an appropriate distance and responding to hand gestures.
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U.S. Marines are testing a machine gun-wielding robot controlled by a tablet

The U.S. Marine Corp is testing a robot tank equipped with a .50-caliber machine gun for use in future battlefields. The robot can work either autonomously or be controlled via a tablet or joystick.
Cars

Nissan’s Leaf Piloted Drive Concept 1.0 previews the brand’s autonomous vehicle future

Nissan has revealed its semiautonomous Piloted Drive 1.0 Concept based on the Leaf EV. The concept previews a planned fully autonomous production car due in 2020, assuming regulations allow it.
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Audi’s self-driving RS 7 gets ready for a Hockenheim hot lap

Self-driving cars are supposed to improve safety and efficiency, but what about performance? Audi will let a self-driving RS 7 prototype loose on Germany's Hockenheimring this weekend to find out.
Cars

Would you toss your car keys to a computer for lower insurance? 1 in 5 drivers would

A new study suggests that a surprisingly large number of drivers are ready to have a car that drives itself. Even more drivers would consider giving up their keys if it meant a significant reduction in their insurance premiums.