Robotics

First 'robotaxis' enter service in Beijing

It looks like a normal car but the white taxi by the kerb has nobody driving it, and communicates with customers digitally to obtain directions and take payment.

Business

Gaming giant Epic pulls Fortnite from China over crackdown

US tech giant Epic Games has said it will shut down its popular survival game "Fortnite" in China, months after authorities imposed a series of strict curbs on the world's biggest gaming market as part of a sweeping crackdown ...

Business

Italy's ITA takes to skies from ashes of Alitalia

Italy's new national carrier ITA Airways took its debut flight Friday, closing a turbulent chapter that witnessed the decline of the country's storied but ill-fated Alitalia after 74 eventful years.

Energy & Green Tech

US to open California coast to wind power

The US government is set to open California's Pacific coast to offshore wind farms, officials announced Tuesday, adding to the approval of the nation's biggest wind project to date off Massachusetts.

Business

Air France gets EU green light for 4 bn euro aid

The EU authorised the French government on Tuesday to double its stake in Air France and inject up to four billion euros into the struggling airline whose revenues have been hit by the pandemic-induced drop in passenger traffic.

Business

Air Canada, Transat call off merger deal

Air Canada has called off its planned takeover of tour operator Transat over EU regulatory hurdles, they announced Friday—scuppering a deal that would have created a domestic giant with a 60 percent share of the Canadian ...

Telecom

5G phones may interfere with aircraft: French regulator

The latest generation of smartphones, 5G, can interfere with aircraft altitude instruments, the French Civil Aviation Authority warned Tuesday as it recommended they should be turned off during flight.

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