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Stratom's XR-P robotic platform. Photo: Stratom

Colorado-based Stratom’s new eXpeditionary Robotic-Platform, or XR-P, was recently demonstrated by the U.S.


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A loaned Navya autonomous electric shuttle recently arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is expected to be in the city until at least mid-July as part of the city's study on using an autonomous shuttle system downtown to help with traffic and parking issues.

Lincoln is able to test the autonomous shuttle after being awarded a $100,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Earlier this year, Lincoln was named one of 35 Champion Cities selected by Bloomberg as finalists in the 2018 Mayors Challenge, which is a nationwide competition that encourages City leaders to develop “bold, inventive ideas to confront City challenges.”

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded a “first-of-its kind” contract to Insitu, so that the company can provide fire suppression services within the contiguous 48 states and Alaska using its ScanEagle UAS.

The UAS will help battle wildfires using geospatial mapping and full motion video.

Through the contract, Insitu will support manned aerial operations for a variety of scenarios, including fire suppression, search and rescue, and emergency management, as needed on a “call when needed” basis.

Voyage has announced that it has selected Renovo’s AWare as the platform for developing its autonomous driving technology.

Built from the ground-up with Level 4, driverless applications in mind, AWare allows Voyage to focus on building autonomous driving technology for its communities, thanks to AWare’s features, from “real-time execution of safety-critical operations, to a growing ecosystem of drop-in partner integrations.”

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