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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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BlackFly electric personal VTOL ultralight aircraft is USA-qualified

BlackFly electric personal VTOL ultralight aircraft is USA-qualified

OPENER has announced that its BlackFly ultralight VTOL aircraft has been qualified for use in the US. The company says that BlackFly is simple to operate and master with no formal licensing needed in the US. BlackFly is fully amphibious and is designed to operate from small grassy areas for distances of up to 25 miles.

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US Army deploys Uptake AI to predict vehicle component failures

US Army deploys Uptake AI to predict vehicle component failures

The US Army will soon start testing an artificial intelligence system from Uptake that warns when a vehicle may have a component about to fail. The software is designed to "increase the readiness" of Bradley Fighting Vehicles, namely to predict when something is going to fail before it actually does. This, hopefully, will help keep soldiers safe and reduce vehicular downtime.

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Motorcycle from Steve McQueen flick “The Great Escape” surfaces

Motorcycle from Steve McQueen flick “The Great Escape” surfaces

Actor Steve McQueen was a Hollywood icon in the '60s and made some of the most memorable and profitable films of the era. McQueen is probably best known by car fans for his part alongside that iconic Mustang in Bullitt. McQueen was also well known for another flick that had nothing to do with cars called "The Great Escape."

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PAL-V flying car to be on display in Geneva

PAL-V flying car to be on display in Geneva

We've seen the PAL-V Liberty flying car before, it was up for pre-order back in February 2017 with a $10,000 down payment. The company behind the flying car has announced that it will be on display at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show starting in March. Pal is teasing an event it is calling "Journey to Geneva."

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Researchers patent device to prevent autonomous auto motion sickness

Researchers patent device to prevent autonomous auto motion sickness

There are many people out there looking forward to the advent of the autonomous auto. These folks look forward to being driven, but those with motion sickness might worry about giving up the wheel. Researchers from the University of Michigan have patented a device that may be able to prevent motion sickness in an autonomous car.

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Robomart brings the produce stand to your street

Robomart brings the produce stand to your street

This autonomous vehicle you see here is the latest attempt to kill the local corner store and steal some of the money that big grocery stores like Walmart are making. The startup is called Robomart and it wants to bring fruits, veggies, baked goods, and other groceries right to your door. I wonder if it will play music as it cruises down the street.

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World’s steepest funicular railway carries people up 47.73-degree incline

World’s steepest funicular railway carries people up 47.73-degree incline

The steepest funicular railway in the entire world entered service last weekend in Switzerland. A funicular railway is a type of railway that uses trams and a cable to get up and down a steep incline. The new railway connects the mountain village of Stoos to the valley below.

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2018 Yamaha Niken is a leaning trike

2018 Yamaha Niken is a leaning trike

Yamaha has unveiled a new motorcycle that will be coming as a 2018 model called the Niken. One glance at the photos and you can see this isn't your typical motorcycle. It is the production version of that interesting MWT-9 leaning trike concept seen a while back.

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Tesla semi truck may be revealed on October 26 says Musk

Tesla semi truck may be revealed on October 26 says Musk

Tesla didn't show off its electric semi truck this month as originally planned, but the company isn't leaving people in the dark. Musk took to Twitter this evening to announce a tentative unveiling date for the vehicle: October 26. This isn't a guarantee, at least based on Musk's tweet, but it does give us an idea of the time frame in which Tesla is working.

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