Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Nov 17, 2016.
Europe publishes common drone rules, giving operators a year to prepare
Aerial assessment: The insurance adjuster is a drone
Uber hopes to begin Uber Eats drone delivery in San Diego this summer
Japan outlaws flying drones while drunk
June 13, 2019
Zomato successfully tests its drone technology
June 13, 2019
"Giant cargo drones will deliver packages farther and faster...
A new generation of plane-sized autonomous delivery vehicles is capable of carrying hundreds of pounds for hundreds of miles. They’re called cargo drones. They are fast, more environmentally friendly, and could completely change the cargo industry...
They’re coming in all shapes and sizes, too. For example, Boeing’s cargo air vehicle weighs 747 pounds, has eight rotors that allow for vertical flight, and can carry payloads of up 500 pounds. California-based startup Sabrewing is working on a prototype that can achieve speeds of up to 180 knots (207 miles per hour) with a cruising altitude as high as 22,000 feet. Another startup, Natilus, is working on a 30-foot prototype that’s about the size and weight of a military Predator drone..."
And they reckon flight is the safest form of travel. How much longer, I wonder?
The super-tough drones and robots going where we can't
"Fighting Fires with Chinese Drones Despite Possible Data Theft
FREMONT, CALIF. - In the future, every firetruck will carry a drone, much like they carry a water hose today, says Jeff Kleven, acting division chief of operations with the Fremont (California) Fire Department.
The department, which has 14 drones, uses the technology to save lives and make firefighters' jobs safer. Recently, with the help of a drone equipped with an infrared camera able to detect body heat, the Fremont police rescued a deaf child at night.
The fire department has worked with Chinese drone maker DJI to use its drones and software for rescues and training...
Recently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security repeated concerns that Chinese-made drones could be leaking sensitive data to China. While DJI wasn’t named, it is the world’s largest commercial drone maker. In 2017, the U.S. Army barred use of DJI's drones.
Kleven said the department takes seriously concerns about data. The DHS’s warning serves as a reminder of best practices for storing and transferring information.
'We are well aware of the accusations that are being made. It’s not something new. There are ways we localize our data so it doesn’t go out,' Kleven said. 'There are ways we don’t have to be connected to the internet. We don’t have to transfer things over the internet. We can isolate our data within our system. We are confident with that.'..."
Drone sightings at Changi Airport force closure of one runway, nearly 40 flights affected
June 19, 2019
Amazon patents ‘surveillance as a service’ tech for its delivery drones
Changi Airport: Drones disrupt flights in Singapore
New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation
July 3, 2019
Parachute validation: An unlikely new step on the road to drone delivery
If drone delivery is going to take off, safety is key. Some validation procedures are already in place
July 3, 2019
North Dakota Gets FAA Approval to Fly Drones Over People
July 3, 2019
DJI challenges BBC on drone danger reports
July 5, 2019
Fla. Professor Invents Artificial Intelligence Program to Hijack Rogue Drones
Construction firm fined S$9,000 for flying drone in public without permit, in first such case
July 8, 2019
"Speeding and dangerous drivers to be targeted by Britain’s first traffic drone...
The Metropolitan Police revealed yesterday that it will deploy the £80,000 drone to catch dangerous, careless or speeding motorists.
The Aeryon Skyranger drone which can carry night vision cameras as well as zoom lenses was developed for tactical surveillance by the military, has been deployed in war zones across the middle east and is now used by 20 armed forces around the world.
Motoring organisations said the deployment of military-grade technology against drivers would “raise eyebrows” but could be cost effective as a deterrent..."
Victoria Police set to take to the skies with drone patrols
Alphabet Unveils App to Provide Air-Traffic Control for Drones
Tiny UK startup takes on Google’s Wing in the race to a drone traffic control system
UPS forms new drone delivery subsidiary, will seek FAA approval to operate commercial flights
July 23, 2019
FAA puts new drone management system in play and eases flight restrictions
Cargo drones could be the future of the shipping industry
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