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Amazon Amazon mentioned on Wednesday that it’s going to begin delivering packages utilizing a six-wheeled sidewalk robotic known as Amazon Scout. “Starting today, these devices will begin delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington,” the corporate’s announcement says—that is simply north of Seattle. Amazon says that its robots “are the size …

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Enlarge / The Sienna resplendent in an elementary faculty car parking zone. In the early 2000s, I used to be out there for a giant automobile. We wanted one thing that might ferry our daughter and stuff round, carry drywall and different home-improvement stuff, and really feel comfy on cross-country journeys to go to my …

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Enlarge / New Tesla wall charger. This week, Tesla launched a brand new wall charger that may plug immediately right into a NEMA 14-50 normal American wall outlet. The new wall charger is much like the corporate’s second-generation cell wall connector however with the power to offer 40 amps (9.6kW) to long-range Model S, X, …

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That’s a heck of a grill. Ford We’ve acquired mouths to feed. With air. Ford Expect snake logos in all places. Ford The 5.2L V8 now sports activities a supercharger. Ford I wager this makes a whole lot of noise. Ford Ford’s press launch says the GT500 is “the pinnacle of any pony car.” But …

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A person attending this week’s CES present in Las Vegas says {that a} lidar sensor from startup AEye has completely broken the sensor on his $1,998 Sony digicam. Earlier this week, roboticist and entrepreneur Jit Ray Chowdhury snapped pictures of a automotive at CES with AEye’s lidar models on high. He discovered that each subsequent …

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Ars at CES 2019 View extra tales As many of the automotive business have scrambled to develop totally driverless automotive know-how over the previous few years, Toyota has taken a pointedly contrarian tack. “None of us in the automobile or IT industries [is] close” to fixing the problem of totally autonomous automobiles, stated Gill Pratt, …

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Endai Huedl/Getty Images Just earlier than the vacations, the peer-to-peer automobile sharing platform Turo launched an fascinating new software. It’s known as the carculator, and it is geared toward serving to Turo’s “hosts” discover out simply how a lot they’re capable of make by renting out their autos. It’s very simple to make use of: …

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Enlarge / Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing facility in July 2018. Mason Trinca for The Washington Post by way of Getty Images Tesla produced a report variety of vehicles within the remaining quarter of 2018, the corporate reported on Wednesday. Tesla produced 61,394 Model 3s, a 15 p.c achieve from the earlier quarter. Production of the Model S …

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Enlarge / In addition to all the brand new stuff we bought to drive (see under), 2018 was the yr we dove into the pleasant world of Japanese imports. Aurich Lawson Just as I lastly bought used to writing the date as 2018, it is time to be taught a complete new quantity. As is …

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Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks in Austin, Texas, on March 10, 2018. On Wednesday, attorneys representing Elon Musk requested a federal decide to dismiss a defamation lawsuit introduced by a British cave explorer whom Musk known as a “pedo guy” on Twitter. The movement to dismiss, filed in US District Court in California’s Central District, …

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