Port of Antwerp deploys first autonomous drone

Port of Antwerp deploys first autonomous drone

The Port of Antwerp today deployed its first autonomous drone, intended to be the first of a network to support the port authority in its core tasks. The port of Antwerp covers a territory of more than 120 square kilometres, or about ten times the size of Heathrow airport. Not only is it huge, it forms part of the country’s critical infrastructure, with the presence of strategic industries and Seveso facilities. The drone is intended to carry out safety tasks, and eventually be joined by more of the same, covering…

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‘One measure too many’: Belgium urged to abolish curfew

‘One measure too many’: Belgium urged to abolish curfew

The different political youth parties in Flanders are jointly pushing for the abolition of the curfew measure in Belgium ahead of the Consultative Committee on Friday. In a joint press release, the young liberals (Jong VLD), greens (Jong Groen), Flemish nationalists (Jong N-VA), Christiandemocrats (JONGCD&V) and socialists (Jongsocialisten) asked the government for more perspective, calling the curfew “one measure too many.” The curfew has been in force for about four months now, and while the leaders of the youth parties state that the measure was initially useful, the question can…

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