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The Lede. Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Carbon Tax Talk

The Lede

The Lede, Thursday, July 19, 2018 By David Royse The LEDE Stop and Start The autonomous vehicle industry often points out that the self-driving cars, thousands of which are being tested right now, are certain to be safer than human-driven cars, considering that human error is to blame in the vast …

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Missing Climber Found by Drone in Himalayas, Rescued

A Scottish climber who went missing in the Himalaya Mountains was rescued after being located by a drone 36 hours after he disappeared. Rick Allen, described as a highly experienced mountaineer, was returning from a solo ascent of 26,400-foot Broad Peak in the Karakoram range. On his way down, he …

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The Lede. Droning On

The Lede

The Lede, Monday, July 16, 2018 By David Royse The LEDE Gonna Take You Right Into the Danger Zone British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson (literally) unveiled Britain’s newest fighter plane on Monday at the Farnborough Air Show, presiding over the pulling back of a curtain to reveal the new jet. It’s …

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Irish Post Office Makes Drone Delivery to Island

Irish Postal Service Drone

Ireland’s national postal service has made its first-ever drone delivery to an island where it could be a little harder than usual to get the mail delivered in a timely fashion. An official with An Post said on Twitter that it delivered a parcel from Roonagh Pier in Mayo to Clare Island. …

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Boeing Invests in Drone Startup

Matternet drone over Zurich, Switzerland

Airplane maker Boeing said Tuesday it is investing in California drone startup Matternet, to develop vehicles for the drone air cargo business. “Matternet’s technology and proven track record make the development of a safe, global autonomous air mobility system a near-term reality,” Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures …

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