Watch a Drone Take Over a Nearby Smart TV

For all the focus on locking down laptops and smartphones, the biggest screen in millions of living rooms remains largely unsecured, even after years of warnings. Smart TVs today can fall prey to any number of hacker tricks—including one still-viable radio attack, stylishly demonstrated by a hovering drone. At the Defcon hacker conference Sunday, independent [...]

By |2020-12-25T02:24:28+00:00January 2nd, 2021|UAV|

Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves

In one Southern California city, flying drones with artificial intelligence are aiding investigations while presenting new civil rights questions. CHULA VISTA, Calif. — When the Chula Vista police receive a 911 call, they can dispatch a flying drone with the press of a button. On a recent afternoon, from a launchpad on the [...]

By |2020-12-11T02:12:31+00:00December 30th, 2020|UAV|

Boeing Autonomous Jets Fly in Packs, Doom Approaches

If you’ve been following the developments in this field then you are aware that Boeing Australia is working on something it calls Airpower Teaming System (BATS). One major part of BATS is the Loyal Wingman aircraft whose production is about to begin in Queensland; another are the “high-performance surrogate jets” we have here. The Loyal Wingman [...]

By |2020-12-13T21:35:17+00:00December 20th, 2020|UAV|

Jurassic Park Was Not Far Off Using AUV! – Yellowstone National Park visitors can catch rides on the autonomous shuttles early next summer.

In its recently unveiled, first-ever autonomous vehicle pilot set to unfold at Yellowstone National Park in May, the National Park Service has an eye on the future—and its next generation of visitors, who will likely be tech-savvy and extremely online. “The demographics and the visitor profiles that we’ll see in the future—right, we're going to have people [...]

By |2020-12-15T20:51:43+00:00December 15th, 2020|AUV|

DroneUp’s Waiver for Flight Over People is a Major Step for Drone Delivery

Drone services company DroneUp has been approved for an industry-first FAA Waiver for flight over people and moving vehicles to support drone delivery of COVID-19 test kits anywhere in the U.S. Scaling drone delivery throughout the country will require flight over people and moving vehicles, something that U.S. drone regulations currently prohibit without a [...]

By |2020-12-08T18:10:46+00:00December 8th, 2020|UAV|

Introduction to UAS Safety Management Systems

Safety management systems (SMS) have been a core piece of aviation compliance and best practices for decades. As commercial drone programs across industries have developed over recent years, adopting SMS for uncrewed operations was a natural evolution of SMS, albeit not a perfect fit given the unique nature of UAS (Unmanned/Uncrewed Aircraft Systems) or [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:46:16+00:00December 5th, 2020|AUV|

GUTMA is advancing this with its new paper.

GUTMA stands for the Global UTM Association. It’s a non-profit consortium of stakeholders in the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) world. And its new paper, in its own words, “marks a significant milestone in the association’s history.” Let’s find out why. The members of GUTMA are spread over 25+ countries. And the members tend to be [...]

By |2020-11-30T06:42:32+00:00December 3rd, 2020|News|

FCC Recommendation of C-Band Frequency for Drones

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently recommended a portion of C-band radio frequency spectrum be reserved for drone use and presented the recommendation to Congress in a report on Section 374 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. View the FCC’s report. The FCC study considered whether unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations should be permitted [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:40:16+00:00November 30th, 2020|AUV|

Raptor-Inspired Drone with Morphing Wing and Tail

The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano. They carefully studied the shape of the bird’s wings and tail and its flight behaviour, and used [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:59:17+00:00November 25th, 2020|News|

AirCar Flying Car Completes Initial Flight Tests

AirCar (V5), the latest generation flying car developed by KleinVision that transforms from road vehicle into air vehicle in less than 3-minutes, has just completed maiden airport flight tests. Useful for leisure and self-driving journeys, and also as a commercial taxi service, the dual mode transformation vehicle can go from driving to flying mode with [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:53:23+00:00November 10th, 2020|UAM|
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