Uber’s self-driving truck company just shipped 50,000 cans of Budweiser

In the early morning hours of October 20th, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer pulled into Colorado Springs, Colorado, bearing 50,000 frosty cans of Budweiser beer. Normally, this would not be a noteworthy occurrence, but this truck was driving itself, marking the first time that commercial cargo was shipped by a self-driving vehicle.

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Futurist Thomas Frey predicts farming drones, driverless streets

What will Iowa’s farms look like when the combines and tractors drive themselves?

How will Des Moines’ banking and insurance sectors fare when supercomputers run financial markets?

Where will Iowans live when a self-driving car can take them anywhere with the tap of a smartphone?

These are the kind of questions Thomas Frey ponders.

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Driverless cars could save the UK around £14.3 billion annually

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It goes without saying that preservation of life is the reason to invest in road and car safety technology, but the financial implications which fatal and non-fatal accidents have on the economy are another factor which cannot be ignored.

According to Reported Road Casualties Great Britain Annual Report 2014 the total cost of prevention of reported road accidents in 2014 was estimated to be £16.3 billion – this includes an estimate of the cost of damage only accidents but does not allow for unreported injury accidents.

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World’s first driverless bus service begins service in French city of Lyon

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The world’s first driverless bus service began carrying passengers in the French city of Lyon this weekend, attracting curious onlookers keen to photograph the vehicles.

Two electric minibuses with a capacity of 15 passengers each are now operating a 10-minute route with five stops in the city centre at an average speed of 6 miles (10km) per hour.

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Modern Farm Tractors Feature Everything But the Farmer

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As Detroit car makers and Silicon Valley tech giants vie to bring driverless cars to U.S. roads, one of the world’s largest tractor makers is looking to do the same down on the farm.

Case IH, the agricultural-machinery unit of CNH Industrial NV, this week unveiled a sleek, aggressive-looking red-and-black machine at the annual Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.

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Ford plans to deliver self-driving cars with no steering wheels, brake or gas pedals by 2021

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Ford says it’s going to deliver self-driving cars by 2021 – and these will ship in volume, and will also lack steering wheels, brake or gas pedals, offering full Level 4 self-driving features which don’t require a human driver at all, the company announced at a press conference in Palo Alto today.

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Self-driving ‘cognitive’ vehicle uses IBM Watson IoT

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Creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, Local Motors, has developed the first self-driving “cognitive” vehicle, using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s set to debut later this year in Washington DC.

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Robots could be the future of mail

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Despite the hype, drones may be only one small part of the future of post. It’s expected that not only drones but self-driving trucks may be the next big thing in mail delivery.

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Honda explores the future of autonomous vehicles

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With the natural urge to explore, humans have been pushing the limits of possibility. It all starts with the great migration, when humans sought to conquer new terrains and now we are exploring innovative revolution like self-driving cars.

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Public roads may soon see self-driving electric taxis thanks to GM and Lyft

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GM has invested $1 billion in Lyft and self-driving car technology so they can start testing self-driving taxis on public roads. The program will feature electric Chevy Bolts and “real customers,” who will have the chance to opt in or out, but many details haven’t been hashed out.

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