Government, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Ohio Project Will Use Drones to Monitor Highway Traffic


A three-year, $5.9 million study in central Ohio will use drones to monitor traffic on a 35-mile highway, and provide new information used to prevent crashes between manned and unmanned aircraft.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
June 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Drone Deliveries Ready to Soar in Japan, but Issues Linger

A Japan Post Co. mail carrier rides a motorcycle under the Metropolitan Expressway in Yokohama, Japan. (Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com wowed the world in 2013 with a video purporting to show what the future of the delivery industry would look like. But are we any closer to that now? The answer seems to be no — at least in Japan.

Kazuaki Nagata | Japan Times, Tokyo
May 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber to Offer Food Delivery by Drone in San Diego

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Uber Technologies Inc. plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the federal government May 9, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said.

Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

FedEx, Alphabet, Uber Win Drone Sweepstakes; Amazon Left Out

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At Memphis International Airport, drones may soon be inspecting planes and delivering airplane parts for FedEx Corp. In Reno, Nev., they will test airlifting life-saving defibrillators to patients. And customers in Virginia could be awaiting Alphabet Inc.’s flying devices to get goods they ordered.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2018
Business, Technology

DOT Unveils Drone Tests Ranging From Deliveries to Farming


A who’s who of technology and aviation companies won U.S. approval to push the edge of the envelope in drone flights, from testing people’s tolerance for delivery devices hovering over their rooftops to ensuring farmers’ drones won’t hit crop dusters.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Fifty-Mile Drone Flights Beckon as Industry Pushes FAA on Rules

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Retailers, railroads and electricity companies are pressing for U.S. government approval to fly drones longer distances. Regulators, geared to an aviation industry that can take five years to get a new jetliner in the air, are struggling to adjust to the breakneck pace.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Drone Tracking Plan Moves US Delivery by Air Closer to Reality

Claude Paris/AP

>Deliveries by drones took a step closer to being allowed in the U.S. after a federal advisory panel agreed on a framework for allowing law enforcement to routinely track the small devices.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Amazon Delivery Drone Would Dismantle Itself in Sky, Rain Down Parts


Amazon received a patent outlining a possible plan for “directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles” used in deliveries.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
December 4, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Dream of Drone Deliveries Gets Closer With Trump’s Executive Order


Drone deliveries got a step closer to reality as the White House issued an order giving local governments more authority to conduct tests of the burgeoning new technology.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Drones That Would Augment Truck Delivery Get Test Run in Las Vegas


Drones could be routinely dropping packages out of the air as early as this December, just in time for the busy holiday season, if one company that demonstrated its technology recently in Las Vegas has its way

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
October 23, 2017