Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
Apple is closing in on a deal with Kia to bring its self-driving vehicle to market by 2024. Partnering with Kia would greatly simplify the process of creating a vehicle by enabling Apple to use Kia’s assembly plant in Georgia.
Given the importance of robotics when it comes to uneven terrain and supply delivery in combat environments, the Army is developing tech to provide data for off-road navigation.
Drone delivery company, Flirtey, has partnered with Vault Health to successfully conduct drone deliveries of the first FDA authorized saliva‑based COVID-19 test. Using Flirtey’s drones to deliver the test kits to homes helps eliminate exposure risks and creates convenience, especially for those who do not live close by to on-site testing locations.
NASA researchers in Virginia are testing a system that gives drones the ability to run diagnostic tests on themselves to determine if they are working properly and share that information with others.