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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S. The car crashed and caught fire in Florida on Tuesday, killing two teens and injuring a third. The probe will focus on the vehicle’s battery, not Autopilot.
Uber, FedEx, Alphabet and others will participate in a new government drone testing program. 10 states and a slew of firms (notably absent: Amazon) are involved in the Integration Pilot Program, which will gather data on a myriad of drone uses.
California will require solar power for almost all new homes starting in 2020. The move is expected to lower utility costs but could exacerbate California’s housing crunch, notes Bloomberg. California, America’s largest solar market, is the first state to approve such a mandate.
“We’re going to get to better paradigms for how drones can operate around people — and make money in the process.”
William Goodwin, AirMap general counsel
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