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|

‘Flying Car’ Training Simulator Coming to Springfield Airport

Air Force research into flying cars is taking root in the Dayton- Springfield area in a new way, with a groundbreaking for an "advanced urban air mobility technology simulator" facility set for Thursday at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. Designed to be used by BETA Technologies and Joby Aviation, two pioneer businesses in the field of electric [...]

By |2020-12-09T18:39:08+00:00December 25th, 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|

Home AAM Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Vision Concept Named “Best Innovations in… Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Vision Concept Named “Best Innovations in 2020” by Etisalat

Hyundai Motor Group is invited to exhibit its UAM S-A1 vision concept at GITEX · UAM augments urban mobility needs and shape society · Hyundai Motor Group presents its vision for a smart future mobility ecosystem which includes UAM, Purpose Built Vehicle and Hub DUBAI, December 2020 – Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vision concept, S-A1, will [...]

By |2020-12-09T18:37:26+00:00December 20th, 2020|UAM|

Counter UAS – The Next Frontier

Epirus, a venture-backed startup offering a counter-drone capability, announced Thursday it raised $70 million to speed its technology to market. The round was led by San Francisco, California-based Bedrock Capital, and brings the 2-year-old company’s total capital raised to roughly $80 million. The news comes six months after Epirus inked a strategic supplier agreement with [...]

By |2020-12-18T05:06:57+00:00December 18th, 2020|UAV|

Joby Aviation intends to fly its eVTOLs as soon as 2023

Joby Aviation will acquire Uber Elevate in another sell-off from the ride-hailing giant during the pandemic. Uber will invest $75 million in Joby Aviation which, combined with a previously undisclosed $50 million investment in January from Uber, brings the latter's total fundraising haul to $820 million. Joby expects to begin flights with electric vertical take-off [...]

By |2020-12-09T18:34:41+00:00December 9th, 2020|UAM|

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|

Why Hybrid-Electric Aircraft will lead the way in VTOL

As developments in the evolving Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) space gradually continue, the market for passenger Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) air mobility is bifurcating into: - All-electric “e-VTOL” aircraft. Electric motors powered by batteries, providing lower noise and zero direct emissions, with accompanying range limitations. - Hybrid-electric “he-VTOL” aircraft. Electric motors powered by a [...]

By |2020-11-28T23:35:20+00:00November 28th, 2020|UAM|

What’s the appetite for urban air mobility in the GCC?

There is more appetite here in the GCC region than anywhere. One thing that sets this region apart is that the mobility landscape is just so different. The geography lends itself to a very different set of demands so you don’t have the pedestrian connectivity you’d expect in London or Paris. When you look at [...]

By |2020-11-22T22:08:26+00:00November 22nd, 2020|UAM|
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