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8th July 2019

An automatic landing system for small aircraft

German researchers have created an onboard, automatic landing system for small aircraft. This can function without the need for any technology on the ground, and could lead to a new era of safer, autonomous flight.

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4th July 2019

Chicago-to-Cleveland hyperloop gets funding from U.S. House of Representatives

The proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System could allow ultra-fast journeys at 730 mph and pave the way for additional routes throughout the Midwest.

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5th June 2019

KLM unveils futuristic new V-shaped airplane

With improved aerodynamics and reduced weight, a new aircraft design revealed this week could use 20% less fuel than the Airbus A350, today’s most advanced plane.

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22nd May 2019

Self-driving trucks to begin carrying U.S. mail

TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, announced yesterday that the United States Postal Service has awarded it a contract to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles.

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27th April 2019

First drone delivery company gains approval in the U.S.

A Google/Alphabet offshoot company, Wing Aviation, has become the first drone delivery service to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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13th April 2019

Floating city concept presented at UN

Architects working alongside a company called Oceanix have presented a concept for floating cities, which could allow people to live sustainably while surviving the effects of climate change.

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2nd April 2019

Futuristic new tower wins planning approval in London

A new 305m (1,000 ft) observation tower will become the tallest structure in the City of London when completed in 2025.

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23rd March 2019

Oslo's taxis will be completely emission-free by 2023

Wireless fast-charging infrastructure based on induction technology is being planned for taxis in the Norwegian capital.

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9th March 2019

Robot museum, built by robots, to open in 2022

Turkish architects have won a competition to design a new robot-themed museum in Seoul, South Korea.

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12th February 2019

Robotic delivery startup raises $1bn

Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

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31st January 2019

Car-towing robots planned for UK airport

A three-month trial of autonomous robotic valets is set to begin at Gatwick, the UK's second busiest airport.

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23rd January 2019

Electric vehicle sales to increase ten-fold by 2030

More than 20 million electric vehicles will be sold annually by the end of the next decade, according to a new analysis.

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10th January 2019

"Walking car" could save lives in disaster zones

Hyundai has demonstrated a future concept vehicle that could activate robotic legs to "walk" over rough terrain.

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6th December 2018

World's largest container shipping group pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050

Danish conglomerate Maersk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, has announced a plan to cut its carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

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21st November 2018

World's first TV advert scripted entirely by AI

Luxury carmaker Lexus has used IBM's Watson to create the first TV advert scripted entirely by artificial intelligence.

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23rd October 2018

London firm to launch self-driving taxis by 2021

Addison Lee and Oxbotica have agreed a wide-ranging strategic alliance that accelerates the adoption of autonomous vehicles on London's streets.

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