Mercedes Plans More Drone Deliveries After 100 Perfect Flights

Mercedes-Benz, conducting the biggest test using drones to ship everyday items like ground coffee and cellphones, said the mini aircraft completed 100 drop-offs to strategically placed vans in Zurich with a...

Humans still rule drone racing, but NASA’s AI pilot might change that

In a California warehouse in October, quadcopter drones zoomed and buzzed, racing through an obstacle course of black-and-white checkered arches. On one team: drones guided by software and AI, the work...

Drones to tackle traffic and deliver medical supplies in UK cities

Fleets of civilian drones could soon dart through the skies of UK cities, delivering urgent medical supplies, easing traffic congestion and helping emergency services, according to a Government-backed scheme.Local authorities are...

Drone-owning Brits face clampdown as government moves to make skies safer

Drone owners in the United Kingdom are facing tougher controls on how they use their flying machines, and may have to sit for a safety-awareness test before they’re allowed to send...

THE MILITARY SHOULD TEACH AI TO WATCH DRONE FOOTAGE

WHEN THE US Air Force deployed Gorgon Stare, a drone video system that consists of 368 cameras covering nearly 40 square miles at a time, in 2011, an official declared, “we...

‘New law set to restrict drone use near airports’

Drone users will face new restrictions from next year, following more than 50 near misses with aircraft in the last 12 months, a transport minister says.The new law could restrict drone...

Your new drone went through your neighbor’s window. Does your insurance cover that?

What’s covered and what’s not if your new drone crashes through a window? Kenton Brine, president of NW Insurance Council, offers some scenarios and answers. The answers have been edited for...

Drone-Mixology: Meet Your Aerial Bartender

While we’ve reported on the intersection between drones and beverages quite a few times now, from coffees in Dubai to drinks in Estonia, we’ve never heard of UAVs actually assisting with...

An AT&T drone is now providing cellular service to people in Puerto Rico

AT&T is using an LTE-equipped drone to reconnect some Puerto Ricans who lost wireless service after Hurricane Maria.This obviously isn't a permanent fix for Puerto Rico, where 48 percent of cell...

Epson’s AR simulator puts a holographic drone in your living room

Drones are tons of fun, but also require some real skill to pilot safely. If you live in a big city, it can be tough to find places where you are...