Tesla's Autopilot Cleared on Florida Crash
Tesla Cleared The fatal crash of a Tesla owner in Florida last year led to an investigation as to whether the autopilot feature was to blame. Regulators say no, the system is fine. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided the car, a 2015 Tesla model S, didn't have any issues that could have led to the accident. The car was on cruise control, and the car slammed into a tractor-trailer. The driver didn't brake—but Autopilot didn't brake either. Still, regulators say that the system did not malfunction—even if they haven't decided, still what caused the crash. (Via The New York Times)
Apple Pencil 2 Okay, while likely not high on the radar for most Apple fans, the second generation of the Apple Pencil is expected in March, along with a new iPad Pro. Rumors include the idea that the stylus will be magnetic and attach to the iPad, and may also be wirelessly charged.(Via MacWorld)
Smart Sensors We certainly love our smart devices—from smart lights to touch screens. That likely accounts for why the global smart sensors market are expected to hit $60 billion by 2022. So says Allied Market Research which says the fastest growth will be in North America.
Robot Lunch Don't be surprised if a robot delivers that roast chicken dinner you order next month. Those who live in Washington, D.C. or Redwood City, CA, are going to be guinea pigs if they order their lunch through DoorDash or Postmates. The latter will start using robots from a company called Starship in February, and DoorDash will follow. (Via Computerworld)