The technology is advancing at such a rate that self-driving cars will be possible in the next 10 years, Dr Ken Washington, VP of research and advanced engineering at Ford told Siliconrepublic.com.
Dublin: 05.03.2015 06.43PM
Conditions could be getting a little tighter just above our stratosphere, a recent announcement by Russian space corporation Energia suggests.
Apparently, wayward defunct satellites are causing a real space problem circulating in geosynchronous orbit and Energia has decided to play celestial caretaker and clean them up.
The rocket and space corporation will send a special nuclear-powered pod into orbit that has been designed to clean up the near-Earth space satellite debris.
The pod will spend 10 to 15 years in orbit, collecting around 600 wayward satellites and sinking them into the ocean subsequently, according to Energia.
The project will cost the space corporation an estimated US$2bn, according to spacedaily.com.