12 avril 2018

Zipline launches the world’s fastest commercial delivery drone

The California-based startup’s new machine takes to the skies just as the US is about to loosen rules governing drone operations. Credit : Zipline A couple of years ago, Zipline created a national drone delivery system to ship blood and drugs to remote medical centers in Rwanda. Now it has developed what it claims is the world’s swiftest commercial delivery drone, with a top speed of 128 kilometers an hour (a hair shy of 80 miles per hour). Zipline is hoping its new fixed-wing aerial robot, which is both speedier and easier to... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2016

Driverless cars could reduce traffic fatalities by up to 90%, says report

Driverless cars could reduce traffic fatalities by up to 90%, says report They’re set to have one of the biggest impacts on public health ever.     A new report has analysed the impact of driverless cars on the incidence of fatal traffic accidents, and say that simply by taking human emotions and errors out of the equation, we could reduce deaths on the road by 90 percent. That’s almost 300,000 lives saved each decade in the US, and a saving of US$190 billion each year in healthcare costs associated with accidents. ... [Lire la suite]