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Taxibots

Today tow vehicles push the airplane away from the finger position onto the apron. The pilot power on the engines and the plane will start taxiing to the runway that in some airports can be a long one, like in Schiphol where it may take more than 20 minutes to …

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Autonomous tractors ready to change farming

CES 2022 is back to (quasi) normal and many companies are using this opportunity to present their latest innovation as well as to make promises on their commitment to release those innovations to the market. In the coming days I will comment on a few of these announcements. Today is …

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From Taxi to TxAI: a big leap ahead

On December 23rd, 2021, Abu Dhabi has become the first city with a commercial autonomous taxi service, TxAI, that is Taxi driven by AI. The trial started few months ago and now it is no longer a trial (offering free rides to suspicious but daring customers) but a regular service …

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Hydrogen Vision 2040

There are still quite a bit of discussions on the advantage of hydrogen power (when considered throughout the whole value chain, from hydrogen production to distribution and usage) as I pointed out in previous posts. For sure, the first practical use of hydrogen power on the road is going to …

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A project for a sustainable city

Just few days ago I had a conf call with Janet Garcia, Founder and CEO of Bleutech Park. (I inserted in “italics” sentences taken verbatim from Janet). This is a moonshot project aiming at developing a self-sustainable city by leveraging the most advanced technology that is at the same time …

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Megatrends for this decade – XIII

12. Autonomous vehicles and flying cars There are already a number of autonomous vehicles, both self-driving cars and autonomous trucks. Additionally, there are several fully autonomous drones and a few airplanes flying in the sky. However, if we compare those numbers with the numbers of vehicles/planes we can see that …

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Fixing potholes with AI

I should confess I never suspected that somebody would count the number of potholes repaired over a period of time in a given Country. Apparently, over the last 10 years 18 million potholes were fixed in the UK at a cost of 1B pounds. According to the same statistics the …

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