Kangaroos vs. Machines: 1-0

The Gist: Volvo’s self-driving car is unable to detect kangaroos due to their “unique method of movement” but can detect and avoid deer, elk and caribou. And so Volvo’s engineers will be having one too many field days to ensure the development of the company’s “Large Animal Detection system” will be able to recognize Joey the Kangaroo. Speaking of Volvo, this came in:

Basically, Volvo has announced that every car it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor. “This is about the customer” – said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.” Bottom Line: an announcement that marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car .