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Mapping startups hope they can chart a new course to success

Alphabet, Apple and Uber may be spending billions on exhaustive new mapping technologies to power the self-driving car revolution, but there’s a new generation of companies betting that a combination of crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence will enable them to navigate their way to success in the wild world of international geographics. Some companies are choosing to go deep into the haphazard images they’re collecting from crowd-sourced contributors, while others are …

Mercedes Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans and Matternet, the drone tech startup, have created something of a concept car, or as they’re calling it, a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short distances. The Vision Van’s rooftop serves as a launch and landing pad for Matternet’s new, Matternet 2 drones. The Matternet 2 drones, which are autonomous, can pick up and carry a …