pondělí 19. března 2018

Audi and Airbus Flying Taxi Drone

Článek najdete na portálu: dronethusiast.com, konkrétně na adrese:
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"Drone popularity continues to skyrocket in almost every country. Though flying drones were originally used in the military and flown at home as a hobby, their abilities continue to grow and their use continues to expand. They are still being used as a fun toy for many, but numerous jobs and companies are now using them as a tool for their businesses.
- UAVs are being used for surveillance and security, search and rescue, and will eventually be used for food and parcel deliveries. Cops in France have even put them to use as their “eyes in the sky” to assist with catching speeding or hazardous motorists. Facebook is also in the process of having a drone that can deliver Wifi signal to countries that would have otherwise never been able to access the Internet.
- With all of the uses drones currently have, it is no surprise that they will soon be used as a transportation method. Audi and Airbus have teamed together to unveil a flying taxi drone at the Geneva Motor Show. This UAV will be used to transport passengers in busy cities from one place to another just as taxis currently do, but via the sky.
- This new quadcopter, with a body designed by Italdesign, has been named “Pop.Up Next.It is completely electric and also fully autonomous. Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi presented an earlier version of this model. This year, since they have teamed up with Airbus, the Pop.Up Next drone is almost completely different and sets itself apart from similar concepts by also offering the ability to drive on the ground, which is also completely autonomous. The way that you choose to travel would be completely dependant on what you prefer at the time." ( Cont. )

Will drones take off in the business world?

Zdroj: itpro.co.uk - Autor Nicholas Fearn - IN-DEPTH - 14 Mar, 2018
Adresa článku: https://tinyurl.com/yatgpwqd
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"While they're a familiar sight in the hands of hobbyists and soldiers, drones are only just making inroads in the enterprise
- It's easy to think of drones as gimmicky toys that end up getting caught in trees after just a few minutes of being used, or as weapons of war used to remotely launch attacks. What's less talked about is their potential role in the future of business.
- As a market, the personal and commercial drones industry is growing rapidly. According to the latest research from Gartner, the industry is expected to grow from $6 billion in 2017 to $11.2 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, more than three million drones were manufactured in 2017, an increase of 39% compared to 2016.
- Outside of the consumer and military sectors, drones are being considered for a wide range of applications within business. Companies such as Amazon and Domino's have already been working on plans to use drones to deliver products to customers, believing that unmanned vehicles could streamline the whole logistics process and help save lots of money at the same time.
- Commercial drones are still in the early stages and increasing regulations mean companies need to have certain permissions and infrastructure in place to be able to use this technology. Nevertheless, organisations in sectors ranging from retail to insurance and beyond are looking at how drone technology can transform their business.
- New opportunities
Amazon is among a string of retailers that are investing in delivery drones. But Chris Longstaff, senior director of business development at Imagination Technologies, is sceptical that this application will completely take off. Instead, he thinks the use of drones in logistics will be more niche. "Drones are really starting to make an impact. You could certainly see them used in remote regions for delivery – indeed; we've already seen a pizza delivery service via drone come online in New Zealand," he tells IT Pro." ( Cont. )

BMW Announces Plans to Build World’s Fastest Racing Drone

March 16, 2018 - published By Audrey Zhang - BMW na portálu: WeTalkUAV.Com
Adresa článku: https://tinyurl.com/ybnh8t8n
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"BMW is known around the world for its performance automobiles and sports cars.Now the vaunted maker of high-tech performance autos wants to try its hand at manufacturing a racing drone in a partnership with Drone Racing League with a stated goal of breaking the world’s fastest drone record set by DRL last year.
- To achieve these ends, BMW will be allowing DRL use of an Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel as well as access to BMW’s world-class technical expertise in this area.
- The current record is 165.2 mph set by the DRL RacerX drone and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Breaking this record will not only be quite an achievement, but doing it only one year after setting the initial record is sure to demonstrate DRL’s technical expertise.
- As DRL expands its audience – a recent deal with ESPN and the more viewer-friendly DRL Racer 3 – it is only natural that the sport will begin to look towards analogous fields for inspiration. Auto racing being a natural guidepost for the nascent drone racing industry to follow not only follows logically but is based on similar science, making the BMW linkup a boon for the sport as a whole."

Russia "to introduce measures to protect airports from drone incursions"

Protní zdroj: The Russian news agency TASS
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"The Russian news agency TASS reports that the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) is developing new measures to stop unmanned flying vehicles (UAV) flying into the airspace around Russian airports.
“This authority will possibly be given to special services of the airports; the necessary equipment may be arranged along the perimeter of the facility,” said Alexander Neradko, the head of Rosaviatisya, according to Izvestia daily. “Drones will be either grounded or returned to the point of their departure….Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport is ready to participate in drafting a bill to protect the territory of the airport against drones. The company has already sent letters to the concerned agencies,” an airport’s representative said.
According to TASS,  Rosaviatsiya recorded 70 violations of airport airspace by drones during 2016-2017." ( Cont.)