The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Amazon a patent for a method to guide packages released from drones safely to the ground. Continue reading
Dubai has tested an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human in collaboration with the Chinese Ehang Company, said the emirate’s transport authority, aiming to start the operation of the self-driving hover-taxi by July. Continue reading
Amazon.com has patented technology for drones with retractable in-flight wings. Amazon originally filed for the patent in October 2014 under the name “in-flight reconfigurable hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle.” The hybrid foldable-wing design is covered in a patent that was published last Tuesday.
An architect studying at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, has just released details of a design for the drone transportation hub of the future.
Drone Delivery Canada has announced that it has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo region to now include a second province, namely, Foremost Alberta – Canada’s first Transport Canada approved drone UAV test range. In Foremost, AB , DDC will be focusing on Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) capabilities in an effort to move towards commercialization in late 2017/early 2018. Continue reading
The RPAS UPD project aims to utilise RPAS technology to provide a high-performing unmanned delivery solution for customers in remote locations. On track for completion within 36 months, the project incorporates a technical and commercial feasibility study into the use of remotely piloted systems in parcel delivery, culminating in the eventual demonstration and operation of a live UPD service to customers in hard-to-reach locations. Continue reading
Three months after Alphabet, Google’s parent company, delivered hundreds of Chipotle burritos with drones in Blacksburg, the company says the experiment was a “complete success.” But that’s about the extent of what the tight-lipped tech giant is willing to discuss.