Postmates’ Pretty Cute Autonomous Delivery Robot

With the ability to carry up to 50 pounds of cargo and travel in a 30-mile range, Serve is the first autonomous delivery robot in the Postmates fleet. It’s expected to make about a dozen deliveries per day in Los Angeles, where it’ll speed along on the sidewalk blinking its big saucer eyes. Serve utilizes sensors and cameras to build the world in real time, …

Test Drive: 2019 Audi A8

The flagship is packed with future-proof technology in an understated-yet-thorough new design

Autonomous vehicles are an inevitable future, but how long we’ll wait for them to be part of our everyday lives remains to be seen. As usual, technology is advancing faster than humanity and when it comes to self-driving cars and how they handle collision scenarios, it’s a matter of both legislation and basic moral principles that need to be solved for. Case in point: the …

Dubai’s Electric Autonomous Volocopter Coming in 2017

Between recognizing Dubai as a pioneer of urban innovation and understanding that the city is an ideal “extreme climate” testing ground for their autonomous electric multicopters, Germany’s Volocopter will be launching a five-year-long test program there—starting in the fourth quarter of 2017. The made-in-Germany air taxis feature eighteen rotors and a fully redundant power train. Quiet and emission-free flying, the vehicles are deemed safe thanks …