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Another Google self driving car exclusive: Google is testing wireless charging systems for its electric autonomous vehicles. http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/google-wants-its-driverless-cars-to-be-wireless-too
The budding carmaker is investigating technology for plugless recharging its EVs
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The end of the assembly line? How 3D printing will transform auto manufacturing, by me in Backchannel. https://medium.com/backchannel/why-your-next-car-should-be-3d-printed-63dd19ff0254#.mfd085o9y
It might be a whole lot greener, and as easy to update as software.
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California issues draft rules for public self driving cars. By me in The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/16/california-outlines-regulations-to-allow-self-driving-cars-on-the-open-road
The draft regulations, issued almost a year late, will allow manufacturers to operate or lease – but not sell – self-driving cars to the public
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My exclusive interview with the founder of Google's robotic surgery program - now Verb Surgical.
https://medium.com/backchannel/founder-of-google-s-stealthy-surgical-robotics-project-speaks-c2f7e0dfe13c#.gli7k2any
Before he left for Amazon, Babak Parviz brought expertise and a vision for a medical moonshot that may now achieve lifto…
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My latest scoop for The Guardian: Google's Project Skybender, tests for next-gen 5G wireless delivery using solar-powered drones, at Spaceport America.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/29/project-skybender-google-drone-tests-internet-spaceport-virgin-galactic
Trials at New Mexico’s Spaceport Authority are using new millimetre wave technology to deliver data from drones – potentially 40 times faster than 4G
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My report for Kickstarter backers on the collapse of the Zano drone project, Europe's biggest Kickstarter ever.
https://medium.com/@meharris/how-zano-raised-millions-on-kickstarter-and-left-backers-with-nearly-nothing-85c0abe4a6cb#.c5rcyky8y
Kickstarter tasked me, a freelance reporter, to find out why a highly funded crowdfunding campaign for a palm-sized dron…
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Google reports self-driving car mistakes: 272 failures and 13 near misses in the last 14 months. By me for The Guardian.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/12/google-self-driving-cars-mistakes-data-reports
California regulators require self-driving car firms to report when humans had to take over from robot drivers for safety, though Google is giving only select data
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Also out today, news on car makers rushing to get autonomous vehicles licensed in Nevada before CES show next month...
http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/self-driving/will-selfdriving-cars-get-nevada-certification-in-time-for-ces
Mercedes and Hyundai hope they'll be able to send their new autonomous vehicles out on demo drives
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An exclusive for The Guardian about the first tests of an air traffic control system for drones
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/26/drone-regulations-united-states-testing-air-traffic-control-system-precisionhawk
Exclusive: Guardian visits drone company PrecisionHawk developing safety tech for robot aircraft
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