This Vehicle Has No Side-View Mirrors—and It’s Legal

When Nuro’s R1 self-driving vehicle started delivering groceries in Arizona in late 2018, it sported a pair of unexpected and unnecessary appendages: side-view mirrors. Unexpected, because the press photos that accompanied its debut showed the toaster-like robot without them. Unnecessary, because there’s nobody inside the R1—neither driver nor passenger—to use them.Its successor, the newly announced…

Details

OneWeb Joins the Internet Satellite Gold Rush

For the better part of a year, SpaceX has gotten the lion’s share of attention when it comes to “mega-constellations” of internet satellites. Between May and January, the company launched 240 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, with more launches coming, and has talked of offering preliminary commercial service later this year.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally…

Details