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Record set for longest drone urban package delivery

Record set for longest drone urban package delivery

May 17, 2017 United States
A new record has been set in long-distance drone delivery. A consortium set the record flying a fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle over 97 miles to Austin, Texas using cellular connectivity.
SolarStratos first test flight

SolarStratos first test flight

May 8, 2017 Switzerland
SolarStratos is a commercial two-seater solar plane that aims to be the first manned solar plane penetrating the stratosphere.
Uber partnership to design chargers for flying cars

Uber partnership to design chargers for flying cars

Apr 26, 2017 1 United States
Uber is looking beyond ground transportation and has announced that the company has partnered with ChargePoint to create rapid-charging stations for Uber's planned network of on-demand flying electric cars that will be capable of vertical take-off and landings.
Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

Apr 24, 2017 Guatemala
This is one of the first times that bespoke fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles have been used at a volcano such as Fuego, where the lack of close access to the summit vent has prevented robust gas measurements.
Delivery drone with drive-up-to-your-doorstep capability

Delivery drone with drive-up-to-your-doorstep capability

Apr 6, 2017 United States
Advanced Tactis has successfully completed their first aerial package delivery test with a flying drone that can land with a 5-pound package and safely drive up to the door with no propellers turning to deliver a package to the doorstep of a customer.
Affordable, powerful smart nano-drone

Affordable, powerful smart nano-drone

Mar 23, 2017 China
Kudrone, a palm-sized, smartphone-controlled drone that is taking on leading competitors.
Pop.Up flying car concept from Airbus

Pop.Up flying car concept from Airbus

Mar 16, 2017 United States
What happens when aerospace and automotive engineers put their smarts together to rethink urban mobility? They think air and ground and imagine Pop.Up, a multimodal passenger transport concept that makes full use of the urban transportation space.
US-patent for new drone safety system accepted

US-patent for new drone safety system accepted

Mar 6, 2017 1 United States
In case of losing control of a drone, certain emergency systems are necessary to avoid the destruction of the drone and furthermore to minimize the danger for objects and human beings on the ground.
Webinar Tues 14 March - Electric Drones Reinvented

Webinar Tues 14 March - Electric Drones Reinvented

Mar 2, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 14 March 2017 titled Electric Drones Reinvented.
UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

Feb 24, 2017 United States
UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Feb 21, 2017 Singapore
Scientists have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather.