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Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Unmanned aircraft are inspecting roadways, checking railroad tracks, assessing the condition of power lines.   Houston USA (WSJ) -For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become an integral part of the government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. In the first six days after the storm

Robot Ship Experimenting to Disrupt the Global Shipping Industry

Japanese container line to conduct trans-Pacific test in 2019 Japan is aiming to set global standards for automated ships   (Bloomberg) - Japan’s largest container line plans to test a remote-controlled vessel across the Pacific Ocean in 2019 as it pursues fully autonomous technology that could disrupt the global shipping industry. Nippon

Uber Racks Up Rides, Losses Amid Setbacks

San Francisco (Fox) - Uber Technologies' scandal-plagued year apparently hasn't deterred ridership, though the ride-hailing company is still reporting heavy financial losses. The San Francisco company reported a $645 million loss for the second quarter, narrowing from $708 million in the first quarter. Revenue, not including a one-time outlay for drivers in

Royal Mail is getting some seriously super-futuristic mail trucks

LONDON — Royal Mail is getting some seriously futuristic new mail vans. As previously reported by Engadget, Wired, and elsewhere, the British postal service has announced a trial of nine electric-powered vehicles in London and South-East England. They're made by British electric truck company Arrival and will come in three sizes: 3.5-tonne, six-tonne, and

Volkswagen’s Microbus Of The Future Wins Concept Truck Award

Volkswagen’s all-electric, self-driving twist on the 1960s hippie van, the I.D. Buzz, was named 2017 Concept Truck of the Year, giving momentum to the automaker’s revamped electrification strategy as it strives to distance itself from its Dieselgate emissions scandal. The win announced on Sunday at the Concours d’Elegance of America in

Tour operators, NAHCON partner to perfect Hajj Logistics

...Train members on E-track, online visa processing platform for intending pilgrims   Tour operators under the aegis Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria have collaborated with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria to train members of the association to ensure a hitch-free operation this year. The National President, AHUON, Alhaji Majeed AbdulFattah, said