Tag Archives: Drones

Amazon patents drone delivery targeting system

A newly published patent hints at the system that Amazon just might use to guide delivery drones to their destinations, and verify that the drone’s payloads have been dropped off at the right locations. The system, as described in an application that was … Continue reading

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Super Bowl could host drone-detecting face-off

Fortem Technologies, a Utah-based venture that makes drones as well as radar detection systems, wants to be in on a drone-hunting test to be conducted during Sunday’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. The test could turn into a high-tech matchup that … Continue reading

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Echodyne seeks clearance for Super Bowl radar test

Kirkland, Wash.-based Echodyne, a radar-focused startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is seeking the Federal Communications Commission’s expedited approval to have its drone-detecting radar system used in an experiment planned during the NFL’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. The request, made in … Continue reading

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Vulcan builds drones to protect African wildlife

One of the legacies left behind by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who passed away last October, is a drone development program aimed at providing aerial intelligence for Africa’s anti-poaching efforts. The program takes a share of the … Continue reading

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FAA lays out plan to loosen its limits on drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued draft regulations that would smooth the way for drones to fly at night and over groups of innocent bystanders. Such operations are already technically allowed, but only with a waiver or an exemption. If … Continue reading

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Could airport drone disruption happen here?

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and tens of thousands of airline passengers have been stranded because of the buzz of unauthorized drones over London’s Gatwick Airport — demonstrating how disruptive a simple aerial strategy can be. Military forces have been called up … Continue reading

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Audi and Airbus show off mini-me flying car

A flying car developed by Airbus, Audi and Italdesign took a high-profile test flight today at the Amsterdam Drone Week conference, but its size was low-profile. The modular vehicle was a quarter-scale demonstration model of the “Pop.Up Next” transportation system … Continue reading

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