Matternet, Mercedes-Benz, and Swiss online-shop, siroop, have teamed up to deliver coffee and other products to your front door.
Earlier this week the city of Zurich hosted a test. For this demonstration, the drone successfully flew and landed on it destination, the roof of a Mercedes-Benz van.
How will it work in practice?
The drone reads the destination information using a QR code on the package, then flies the goods to the receiver directly using onboard GPS. Moving at speeds of 43 mph(70 km) and with a range of 12 miles (20 km) it will delivery it’s goods (up to 4.5 lbs) directly to the consumer.
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First my filthy rug, then my wet hands. And now this guy wants my car?
James Dyson, yes, that Dyson, is working on a “radically different” electric car . Expected to go on sale in 2020. The company known for its vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and dryers, seeks to improve air quality, and reduce air-pollution, with it’s renewable energy auto.
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Earlier I reported on startup, Matternet, and their drone-based pharmaceutical delivery service.
Now these drones will not only deliver autonomously, they will refuel themselves, thus shaving what can be life-saving minutes off the drug drop off process, and freeing up the care-giver to focus on their primary charge.
For more read: Matternet’s autonomous delivery drones can now refuel and reload by themselves — TechCrunch
excerpted from: TechCrunch article
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a meeting this week to discuss the results of its investigation into a 2016 crash in which a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged collided with a transport truck, resulting in the death of the Tesla’s driver Joshua Brown.
The NTSB report follows a finding earlier this year from NHTSA that found no evidence that Tesla’s Autopilot software didn’t work as intended. The NTSB similarly found that the system operated as intended – but also cited the driver’s inattentiveness, a result of his excess reliance on the Autopilot tech, was a cause in the death.
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“no reply necessary.” I often conclude my communications this way, not only as a selfless way to let recipients off the call-to-action hook, but also as a selfish means to reduce incoming email.
Any text you often use should be AutoText. Here’s a quick way to create an AutoText entry in Outlook and Word.
- Type and format the text you wish to save.
- Select the text.
- On the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, then Save Selection to Gallery. The New Building Block dialog appears.
- Enter name (recommend 4 or more characters), and select AutoText from the Gallery drop-down.
To use the AutoText entry, just type the name you created and press space, Enter or (for entries shorter than 4 characters) F3.