The 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 1

US will rewrite safety rules to permit fully driverless cars on public roads

Under current US safety rules, a motor vehicle must have traditional controls, like a steering wheel, mirrors, and foot pedals, before...

Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber are paying big money to kill a California privacy initiative

As data-sharing scandals continue to mount, a new proposal in California offers a potential solution: the California Consumer Privacy Act would...

Milking Scooters for Cash Helps Cities Build for the Future

They have landed in San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis. They have squeezed into Charlotte, North Carolina, Miami, and Phoenix. As shared, electric scooters...

Google Maps may be getting Waze’s best feature: incident reporting

Waze’s incident reporting feature looks to be coming to Google Maps, as some users have spotted on their Android apps. The...

AI won’t destroy us, and Tesla is proof

Ignore the noise about a “terminator scenario” where machines become self-aware and seek to destroy their flawed human masters. Those of us who...

How Air Astana Pilots Landed a ‘Completely Uncontrollable’ Jet

The trouble started almost immediately. A few minutes after taking off from Lisbon on Sunday, the pilots of an Air Astana Embraer 190...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Inches Closer to Making Hyperloop a Reality

In June 2017, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to make what seemed like a huge announcement. His less-than-a-year-old Boring...

This adorable robot wants to make air travel less stressful

Finding your way through an airport can be an infuriating task. With cancellations, delays, and gate switches, you could find yourself...

FAA Relaxes Drone Restrictions With 10 New Programs

The space above your head—currently filled with sky, maybe some clouds, and the passing bird or plastic bag—is valuable. Many a company would...

DroneBase raises $12 million to bring augmented reality to aerial drone imagery

DroneBase, a drone services provider for businesses, has raised $12 million in a series B round of funding led by Union Square Ventures...