CNN – An organization that advocates for professional drivers has urged New York to ban self-driving cars from the state's roads for 50 years. The Upstate Transportation Association fears that self-driving cars will eliminate thousands of jobs and damage the local economy.
BBC – The US military has launched 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California. The drones, which have a wingspan of 12in (30cm), operate autonomously and share a distributed brain.
STAT – When Illumina announced that it will begin shipping its two newest DNA sequencing machines as soon as March, president and CEO Francis deSouza said the technology “will enable the $100 genome.” That raised some questions.
World Economic Forum – “My own prediction is that kids born today will never get to drive a car.… All the automotive companies—Daimler, GM, Ford—are saying that within five years they will have autonomous, driverless cars on the road.”
The New York Times – Scientists have traced a family’s limb anomaly to a novel class of genetic defects unlike any seen before, a finding with profound implications for understanding a raft of heretofore mysterious diseases.
TechRepublic – Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn talked about Nissan's approach to the future of transportation, outlining four key areas that must be addressed by automakers: Electric cars, self-driving cars, autonomy, and applications.