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Amsterdam is testing autonomous boats on its famous canal system

Amsterdam is testing autonomous boats on its famous canal system

Typically when we talk about autonomous vehicles, we're talking about autonomous cars. However, there are other types of autonomous vehicles, including autonomous aircraft and autonomous boats. Amsterdam is famous for many things, one of them is its canal system and the water taxis that take people all around the city.

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Tesla Cabin Camera has been enabled for Autopilot driver monitoring

Tesla Cabin Camera has been enabled for Autopilot driver monitoring

It was discovered last year that some Tesla cars had cabin-facing cameras inside. Back then, CEO Elon Musk made it clear that the purpose of those cameras was more as a deterrent and as evidence against vandalizing future robotaxis. It wasn't, in any way, to be used to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers by keeping an eye on how attentive drivers are. It seems, however, that recent events may have finally forced Musk's hands and a new update finally enables that cabin camera to be used for Tesla's ill-named Autopilot feature.

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EHang long-range VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle takes off and lands vertically

EHang long-range VT-30 autonomous aerial vehicle takes off and lands vertically

EHang has revealed the latest version of its aircraft that it calls an autonomous aerial vehicle or AAV. The aircraft is a long-range VT-30 meant to expand the company's regional air mobility coverage. VT-30 is designed specifically for inter-city transportation featuring a hybrid structure. The aircraft can travel a distance of up to 300 kilometers with a planned flight time of up to 100 minutes.

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Tesla drops radar on Model 3 and Y: What new buyers should know

Tesla drops radar on Model 3 and Y: What new buyers should know

Tesla is ditching radar for its most affordable EVs in North America, switching to a camera-based system for Autopilot in a controversial change. The latest evolution of Tesla Vision - the hardware and software which powers Autopilot and other advanced driver assistance systems on the electric vehicles - will see the Model 3 and Model Y no longer fitted with radar.

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California DMV investigates Tesla’s self-driving capability claims

California DMV investigates Tesla’s self-driving capability claims

Tesla is under investigation by the California Department of Motor Vehicles with the investigation seeking to determine if Tesla is misleading customers when it advertises its "full self-driving capability" option. The full self-driving capability option adds $10,000 to the price of the vehicle and allows the car to change lanes, take exit ramps on a highway, and stop at traffic lights and stop signs on its own.

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Orpheus autonomous underwater drone will explore the ocean floor

Orpheus autonomous underwater drone will explore the ocean floor

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that on May 14, one of its exploration vessels called Okeanos Explorer departed from Port Canaveral in Florida for a two-week expedition. The vessel has onboard an autonomous underwater vehicle called Orpheus that is a technology demonstration.

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Waymo and Cruise want to start charging for their autonomous taxi rides

Waymo and Cruise want to start charging for their autonomous taxi rides

Both Waymo and Cruise have been operating in San Francisco for a while. Since they launched, both companies have been offering free rides in the area to people willing to get driven around in an autonomous taxi. However, it would appear both companies are now looking to start making money off of their autonomous fleets.

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Waymo autonomous taxi freaks out in construction zone and blocks traffic

Waymo autonomous taxi freaks out in construction zone and blocks traffic

Autonomous vehicles have come a long way in the last several years, but every now and then, something pops up showing they have a way to go. A YouTuber called "JJRicks Studios" has been making videos of his rides using the Waymo autonomous taxi service in Chandler, Arizona, since it's been available. Those who don't live in areas served by the autonomous taxis can watch fully autonomous rides and rides with a safety driver behind the wheel through his videos.

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Royal Mail has delivered its first two packages using an autonomous drone

Royal Mail has delivered its first two packages using an autonomous drone

We've heard delivery services talk about using drones to deliver parcels in the future. The first delivery of parcels has been completed via Royal Mail in the UK using an autonomous drone. The two packages were delivered to the Scilly Isles.

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Sleeker Pony.ai self-driving SUV hints at more road-ready autonomous cars

Sleeker Pony.ai self-driving SUV hints at more road-ready autonomous cars

Autonomous car headgear keeps getting smaller, with Pony.ai revealing its latest self-driving car design and its much sleeker, Luminar-powered scanning hub. Far from the "upturned trashcan" aesthetic many still associate with the bulky LIDAR sensors atop driverless vehicles, the new version adds less than 4-inches of height to Pony.ai's modified Lexus SUVs.

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Breakthrough Argo Lidar could be key to Ford and VW’s autonomous cars

Breakthrough Argo Lidar could be key to Ford and VW’s autonomous cars

Ford-backed autonomous vehicle company Argo has announced its own LIDAR sensor, claiming to have cracked the balance between long-range scanning and commercial-ready scale. The Argo Lidar promises what the company believes to be the longest sensing range at over 1,300 feet, despite still supporting nighttime use and high-resolution scanning.

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Tesla claims a driver was behind the wheel in latest fatal crash

Tesla claims a driver was behind the wheel in latest fatal crash

Tesla is on the cusp of launching a subscription program for its Full Self-Driving add-on but recent events may throw doubt and concern regarding the rather pricey semi-autonomous driver assistance. It also probably explains why the company and its CEO are working overtime to dispel those doubts and divert attention elsewhere, like on the media. A recent crash in Texas involving one of Tesla's Model S cars cost the lives of two men but not only is the company insisting there was someone on the driver's seat, it also says that Autopilot wasn't even engaged.

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