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US Army gets its first AMPV vehicle to replace Vietnam War-era M113s

US Army gets its first AMPV vehicle to replace Vietnam War-era M113s

BAE Systems has announced the completion of the first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) built for the United States Army, ones that will, over time, replace the Army's M113s from the Vietnam War era. According to BAE Systems, the first of its AMPV production models has left the line and was, as of September 1, scheduled to be delivered to the military. The company has developed five different variants of the vehicle.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator release dates (and Beta) detailed: Planes, places!

Microsoft Flight Simulator release dates (and Beta) detailed: Planes, places!

Microsoft Flight Simulator had its official launch date revealed this morning alongside details about an Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta). This game will be released in a basic iteration called "The Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard Edition" for approximately $60 USD. That first edition will include 20 "highly detailed planes" with 30 airports and a set of unique flight models.

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Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

The Yamaha Civante is the first Class 3 power assist bicycle Yamaha's released in the United States marketplace. The Yamaha Civante works with a 10-speed Shimano drive train for top-notch versatility and a design that's aimed at ergonomics from top to bottom. In this bike is a PWSeries SE motor and Yamaha's own Triple Sensor System for "the most natural-feeling bike ride, even at top speeds."

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Amazon just acquired Zoox (not Zoom) for self-driving vehicles

Amazon just acquired Zoox (not Zoom) for self-driving vehicles

Amazon acquired a company called Zoox to "help bring their vision of autonomous ride-hailing to reality." It's important right this minute to be extra clear, here, that Amazon did NOT just acquire the video conferencing brand Zoom - that's a different company altogether. Amazon acquired Zoox, a California-based company "working to design autonomous ride-hailing vehicles from the ground up."

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Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft takes shape in Australia

Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft takes shape in Australia

Drones may be their commercial term but unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs have always had its roots in the airforce. The latter kind, of course, isn't meant for recreation or even content creation. Take for example the new UAV that a Boeing-led team has just presented in Australia, billed not just as a testament to Boeing's capabilities in aerospace technology but as well as Australia's first "in-house" aircraft in half a century.

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Bell helicopter has four small tail fans instead of one big rotor

Bell helicopter has four small tail fans instead of one big rotor

Helicopters have always looked like the scariest way to fly, with not one but two large and menacing rotors spinning at deadly speeds. Although one of them is probably too high to chop your neck off, a helicopter's tail rotor may have caused more deaths than its bigger counterpart. That's why helicopter manufacturer Bell has been working new tail technology that splits a large rotor's job into four smaller and safer enclosed fans.

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Gordon Murray reveals MOTIV autonomous pod car with one gull-wing door

Gordon Murray reveals MOTIV autonomous pod car with one gull-wing door

The MOTIV was revealed by Gordon Murray today with the autonomous quadricycle / pod vehicle future in mind. Gordon Murray Design, Delta Motorsport, and itMoves worked in collaboration to make this tiny, yet tough autonomous-ready vehicle a reality. This vehicle was part-funded through the UK-government’s 'IDP14' program, and acts as a centerpiece for the MOTIV autonomous vehicle platform.

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Pirelli Cyber Tire uses 5G to tell nearby cars about poor roads

Pirelli Cyber Tire uses 5G to tell nearby cars about poor roads

When people hear about the Internet of Things, they mostly imagine smart homes and smart appliances talking silently with one another. Car makers, however, are just as excited about IoT, especially when factoring in high-speed 5G networks. These two technologies, after all, enable cars and car parts to connect to the Internet and send data to the company and to other cars as well. That is exactly what Italian tire (or tyre) maker Pirelli is trying to achieve with a 5G-connected sensing Cyber Tire that can communicate not only with the driver but also with other cars nearby as well.

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Porsche Boeing team making an electric flying car

Porsche Boeing team making an electric flying car

Today Porsche and Boeing entered into a partnership for the future of urban air mobility and "the extension of urban traffic into airspace." Sort of like Back to the Future 2, or The Fifth Element, or Blade Runner - or any number of other sci-fi stories - this partnership is about the "Premium Urban Air Mobility Market."

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Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Ford will let Amazon deliver packages into cars for safekeeping

Not too long ago, Amazon made the almost scandalous announcement that it would be letting its couriers into houses via its Amazon Key system. Then this year, it expanded that to garages and finally to cars. Fortunately, the rollout of Amazon Key has been relatively uneventful and companies are, in fact, siding with the retail giant. The latest to join that club is Ford, who will allow select models to become your mailbox to keep your package safe, while hopefully also keeping your car safe.

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Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Ever had one of those days when you can’t help but want to crush something under the weight of your treads? Or maybe you and your friends are itching to drive over cars or blast things. In a controlled and safe environment, of course. Because everyone has unique definitions of entertainment, we won’t judge you if yours involved driving and shooting with military tanks. And thanks to Drive A Tank’s new “Tanks To You” program, you can simply pick up your phone and having an honest-to-goodness working military vehicle delivered to your doorstep.

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US Army awards two contracts for light infantry combat vehicle prototypes

US Army awards two contracts for light infantry combat vehicle prototypes

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems with a contract to develop 12 prototype combat vehicles designed for light infantry brigades. The contract, which is worth up to $376 million, requires BAE Systems to engineer, manufacture, and develop the prototypes. A separate similar contract was also awarded by the U.S. Army to GD Land Systems, which is also required to deliver 12 prototype vehicles.

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