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Will Ethical Dilemmas Put Self-Driving Cars in Park?
Save the passenger, but hit the pedestrian? That's a question that algortihm writers for autonomous-car software are grappling with now.
An airplane flies over Raleigh, North Carolina.
US Durable Goods Orders Fall in May, Too
Overall, new durable goods orders dropped 2.2% after a 3.3% bump in April, with defense aircraft orders dropping 34.1%, transportation orders tumbling 5.6%, and motor vehicles dipping 2.8%.
Daimler Revs Up Its Electric Car Plan 2
Daimler plans to market six new electric models by 2020, with a range of over 300 miles.
Germany's KION to Buy Dematic in $2.1 Billion Deal
KION said had agreed to buy the share of Dematic held by AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
Saab logo.
Saab Car Trademark Consigned to Scrap Yard
National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which was created to take over the assets of Saab Automobiles in 2012 following the automaker's bankruptcy, built Saab cars for a few months before throwing in the towel in 2014, and has failed to persuade trademark owners to let it continue to use the name for its own future electric cars.
Caffeine Diplomacy: Nestle to Bring Cuban Coffee to US
The Swiss food giant plans to sell Cuban coffee under its individual-capsule Nespresso brand, initially as a limited edition, starting in several months.
3D Printed, Self-driving Minibus, to Hit the Road in US
3D Printed, Self-driving Minibus, to Hit the Road in US 2
The bus, named Olli, was designed as an on-demand transportation solution that passengers can summon with a mobile app, like Uber rides. And it can be "printed" to specification in "micro factories" in a matter of hours.
Mitsubishi logo and wordmark.
Mitsubishi Motors Down $480 Million Over Fuel Scandal
The 50 billion yen mark is a special loss and a cost for payments to both Mitsubishi customers and Nissan, which discovered the scandal and recently forged an alliance with Mitsubishi.
Hoping to Speed up Microchip Production, ASML to Buy Hermes Microvision
ASML is one of the world's leading makers of lithography systems used by the semiconductor industry to make integrated circuits and microchips.
Kuka CEO Till Reuter, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right.
Chinese Midea Begins Takeover Bid for German Kuka
Though many in Germany remain uneasy about Midea’s friendly takeover of Kuka, it has started, with the Chinese appliance maker offering close to $130 per share and seeking as much as a 30% stake in the robotics leader.
US Charges 2 Japanese Auto-parts Firms with Price-fixing
US Charges 2 Japanese Auto-parts Firms with Price-fixing
A federal grand jury in Ohio indicted Tokai Kogyo and Maruyasu Industries and their U.S. subsidiaries on charges of participating in international conspiracies to rig bids and fix prices in the sale of auto body sealing products and steel tubing.
SpaceX Launches Satellites But Fails to Recover Rocket 1
The rocket apparently malfunctioned some 330 feet off the ground and was in flames when it reached the platform on the powered barge.
Boeing Confirms Talks with Iran on Aircraft Sale
Iran's minister of roads and urban development said that Iran had reached an agreement with Boeing and the details would be announced "within (the) next few days".
Foreign Investment in Latin American Hits 5 Year Low
Foreign Investment in Latin America Hits 5 Year Low
"This outcome is due to lower investment in sectors linked to natural resources, mainly mining and hydrocarbons, and to the deceleration of economic growth, above all in Brazil," the UN said.
Google Chief: Israeli Tech Second Only to Silicon Valley
Israel has long self-styled itself as the "start-up nation," encouraging entrepreneurship –- especially in the technological sector.
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