Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
As the car company prepares to launch a commercial fleet of self‑driving vehicles, Ford is learning from recent experiences using autonomous vehicles to deliver food and school supplies to families in Miami-Dade County, Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc. will create prototypes for the Skyborg program with only five months to build and test the first autonomous combat drone vehicles.
Skyfront has announced that its Perimeter drone was recently used to perform the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small UAS. During the flight, the long-endurance hybrid-electric Perimeter drone showcased its ability to resupply submarines at sea in a quick and cost-effective manner.
There are drones, and then there is the Ravn X, recently unveiled. This epic behemoth, designed to launch satellites into space, is now the world’s largest Unmanned Aircraft by mass, tipping the scales at nearly 28 tons.