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Singapore Business District Begin Testing Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

SINGAPORE—Singapore became the first country in the world to launch a self-driving taxi service on Thursday. Singapore’s nuTonomy, founded by two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Thursday it began testing a free taxi-hailing service in a small business district in Singapore called one-north, a campus-like space dominated by tech firms and biotechnology companies. The trial was given

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Autonomous Flying Passenger Drones to Taxi Urban Commuters

Airbus appears to be serious about its “Vahana” project, aimed at creating an autonomous passenger drone network and drone delivery service plans to start testing it at a Singapore university by mid-2017. That sounds ambitious, to say the least, but “many of the technologies needed, such as batteries, motors and avionics are most the way there,” according to Airbus engineer Rodin Lyasoff.

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