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Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 9, 2019
Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

In the new IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030" the analyst praises manufacturers such as Bye Aerospace for "walking before they try to run". Like Tesla with cars, they started with two-seater pure-electric vehicles and progressed to four - in this case, fixed-wing aircraft. Sales of these as air taxis and pilot trainers are booming with Bye alone attracting $165 million in business in about one year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2019
First truly autonomous aircraft landing

First truly autonomous aircraft landing

Researchers have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.
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Metro Hop Low Cost Pure Electric STOL Aircraft

Metro Hop Low Cost Pure Electric STOL Aircraft

The details have been released of a remarkable project to make short takeoff and landing aircraft catapulted form airport buildings and other constrained sites, first applications being in very low cost, very fast mail delivery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2019
Drones for early detection of forest fires

Drones for early detection of forest fires

Researchers have developed a sustainable innovation pilot project for early detection and prevention of forest fires through drone technology.\r\n\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 24, 2019
Integration of flying vehicles into urban transport for 2024 Olympics

Integration of flying vehicles into urban transport for 2024 Olympics

Airbus, Groupe ADP and the RATP Group, along with the Paris Ile-de-France region and the French civil aviation authority, have announced the launch of a feasibility study to demonstrate an urban system of vertical take-off and landing vehicles for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 20, 2019
Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation

Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation

It is easy to say that, although small electric aircraft are at last selling, they are a negligible part of the overall aircraft market. Mistake. They will work up from the bottom to be mainstream. Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce know this, but many others are sleeping through the future. Some of the successes are from small companies.\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2019
Tesla Aircraft

Tesla Aircraft

Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2019
Trial to control insects in greenhouses with drones

Trial to control insects in greenhouses with drones

The pilot starts this month, and the tests will be run continuously for 10 weeks in a test greenhouse planted with gerberas at the World Horti Center. Target: the golden twin-spot moth.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 9, 2019
Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

In the new IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030" the analyst praises manufacturers such as Bye Aerospace for "walking before they try to run". Like Tesla with cars, they started with two-seater pure-electric vehicles and progressed to four - in this case, fixed-wing aircraft. Sales of these as air taxis and pilot trainers are booming with Bye alone attracting $165 million in business in about one year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2019
First truly autonomous aircraft landing

First truly autonomous aircraft landing

Researchers have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2019
Drones for early detection of forest fires

Drones for early detection of forest fires

Researchers have developed a sustainable innovation pilot project for early detection and prevention of forest fires through drone technology.\r\n\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 20, 2019
Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation

Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation

It is easy to say that, although small electric aircraft are at last selling, they are a negligible part of the overall aircraft market. Mistake. They will work up from the bottom to be mainstream. Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce know this, but many others are sleeping through the future. Some of the successes are from small companies.\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 14, 2019
Trial to control insects in greenhouses with drones

Trial to control insects in greenhouses with drones

The pilot starts this month, and the tests will be run continuously for 10 weeks in a test greenhouse planted with gerberas at the World Horti Center. Target: the golden twin-spot moth.
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