The 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster may not have a license to kill, but the British automaker's latest drop-top sure has looks to die for. Like its coupe sibling, the Vantage Roadster aims to take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT and the Porsche 911, the former of which the Aston cribs its engine from.
The engineers behind Google’s short-lived Bookbot — a robot created within the company’s Area 120 incubator for experimental products — have launched their own startup to bring the sidewalk delivery bot back to life. The secretive startup called Cartken was formed in fall 2019 after Google shuttered an internal program to develop a delivery robot.
With true autonomy proving harder than we hoped, some companies are refocusing on systems that split the work between human and machine.
NextChem, an Italian renewable energy technology company, is partnering with Kansas-based Saola Energy to support the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats. The integration of this technology with existing plants (or bio-refineries) will allow the optimization of their economics via the valorization of by-products. Companies handling waste oils and residual fats will have access to new opportunities in the market for second-generation renewable fuels.
Federal car safety agency waives rules requiring side mirrors and a windshield. It's a historic move; Nuro says it's the first time NHTSA has exempted a self-driving vehicle from regulatory requirements that apply to conventional vehicles.