China: DHL launches drone delivery service
DHL Express and drone manufacturer EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to develop a fully automated drone delivery solution for China’s metropolitan areas. The cooperation has already started with a maiden flight at the EHang Command and Control Center in Guangzhou.Weiterlesen
Drones to fill potholes
A research team at the University of Leeds is working on drones that can detect potholes. But rather than only hovering about, the little machines first scan the holes and then help 3d-print the fitting filling to fix it. Perceive and Patch, they call the principle.Weiterlesen
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Chinese Ehang tests drone with passengers on board
Ehang impressed the world with its concept of a passenger drone already at the 2016 CES. Two years later, the first video of said autonomous drone, this time carrying a human indeed has gone live.Weiterlesen
Electric drone to shuttle passengers across London
British start-up Autonomous Flight is working on a drone capable of carrying commuters from central London to Heathrow airport in 12 min. The Y6S VTOL is set to take-off this year and the company is not alone in its ambition to take the last virgin airspace left.Weiterlesen
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspired by Tesla has been put out there by designer Fraser Leid. So far, the Tesla Drone is only a vision but one that takes extra long range (60 min) and its own charging station (superbly fast and wireless) from its name sake. Ludicrous, is it not?!
autoevolution.com, behance.net (design)
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Googled car map, drones.
Click tip: Top Speed issued a map showing the world’s most googled car brands per country. Tesla takes the top spot in Norway, but seems also the most sought after car in China. At least according to Google search, which is not the most widely used search engine there.
topspeed.com via gas2.org
Video tip: This home-made helicopter reutilises the rotors of 54 drones. Together they are strong enough to carry a man sitting on a sledge-like construction, with drones swarming all around him noisily.
youtube.com via telegraph.co.uk
Flying driving aid.
A drone following your car’s moves – sounds scary at first but is actually thought of as a safety feature by the Eye in the Sky team, which just won Toyota’s Silicon Valley App Design Competition. The drone is your live view from above and might be used for parking.