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  • Musk now saying that Tesla cars should have “full autonomy” in “approximately three years”
  • "Within a year or two," Telsa could produce a car that can break 620 miles on a single charge; “2017 for sure”
  • Full Interview: https://youtu.be/bl5vLC3Xlgc
  • Audi President intends to turn its "e-tron Quattro SUV electric vehicle concept into a production model in 2018"
  • Expects electric vehicles to "account for one-third of the company’s US sales by 2030"
  • All-electric 500-horsepower Quattro SUV to travel ≈ 310 miles on a single charge; Tesla's Model X can do 270
  • The WEpod "will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic;" takes bookings via a dedicated app
  • During its test phase, "a control room will monitor the vehicle and safety of its passengers"
  • 6 person vehicle; max speed 25 kmph; "expected to expand to more routes and other regions in the Netherlands from May 2016 onwards"
  • Aims to turn the "Google Glass project into something with a genuine commercial future"
  • Google "specifically targeted consumer electronics experts from Amazon's Lab126 for the project"
  • Amazon plans to lay off dozens of its own engineers; poor sales of its Fire phone and higher-end tablets
  • Researchers "have created a huge, in-depth analysis of what jobs are under threat from robots”
  • 35% of all jobs are "likely to have been taken on by robots in the next 20 years"
  • Repetitive skills, data manipulation and entry are at risk; therapists, personal trainers and teachers are safe
  • "Caenator, a Netherlands-based startup, designed the fully automatic machine."
  • "The machine, which is operated using a 32-inch colour touchscreen, contains a freezer box [...] for 25kg of frozen chips."
  • Fries "are dropped directly into an internal deep fat fryer" upon order placement.
  • "Pakistan’s military announced that a locally developed drone has carried out its first missile strike."
  • Killed "at least 3 'high-profile' militants near the Afghan border."
  • "Only 13 drone strikes so far this year, according to the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism."
  • Google's self-driving cars "will soon cruise streets outside of its native California for the first time."
  • "The pod-like cars will be on the road in a neighborhood in Austin, Texas in the next few weeks, according to Google."
  • "Test driver inside and a temporary steering wheel in case of an emergency."
  • Musk: "Model 3, our smaller and lower cost sedan will start production in about 2 years. Fully operational Gigafactory needed."
  • Musk: "$35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then."
  • The Model X, "which goes on sale this month, starts at about $70,000."
  • The FAA "has approved its first-ever paper airplane drone to fly commercially."
  • "Drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet." FAA waives those restrictions for this.
  • Smartphone-controlled paper airplane, PowerUp 3.0, "has a flight time of 5 to 10 minutes and a range of 180 feet."
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