EU to Require Speed-Limiting Tech in New Cars

Aimed at saving lives and preparing the general public for fully autonomous vehicles, the EU is en route to pass a measure that requires all new cars to be outfitted with speed-limiting features. According to a new study, the proposal will save around 25,000 lives and prevent 140,000 serious injuries. It won’t go into full effect until 2022, but the forthcoming years will be formative …

The EHang Autonomous Passenger Drone Has Begun Testing

A self-piloting passenger drone called the EHang 184 drone, which was initially unveiled at CES, has announced plans to begin testing in the state of Nevada. The pod-like aerial vehicle has the potential to autonomously transport a single person up to 10 miles away—all the passenger needs to do is set a destination point through an app and sit back. EHang is currently working the …

DARPA is Developing a Fleet of Autonomous Military Drones

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is in the early stages of a new science fiction-like initiative called the Gremlins program. In essence, DARPA is looking to create a fleet of autonomous drones to launch at altitude from a transport plane, carry out military missions (like surveillance or electronic jamming), and then return to their mothership for docking. Lockheed Martin, Composite Engineering, Dynetics, and …