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Drones could have a big role to play in the future of freight transport

The last few years have seen drones become an increasingly common sight in our skies. Today, they’re piloted by a range of users, from amateur enthusiasts and pizza delivery companies to the military. In Spain, one business wants to use … Continue reading

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Alphabet, Apple, and Microsoft will be part of government drone pilots, but Amazon was left out

The U.S. Transportation Department’s 10 winning drone pilot projects aimed at spurring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in a wide variety of fields do not include Amazon or China’s DJI, but do involve Alphabet, Qualcomm and Microsoft. Apple is … Continue reading

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Meds by drone! (Maybe): Flirtey, Reno picked for national UAV pilot program

The city of Reno and Flirtey are on the fast track for drone testing after being picked for a federal pilot program. The city and the Reno-based drone company were selected as one of 10 applicants out of more than … Continue reading

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Driverless delivery: Amazon’s latest patent combines autonomous trucks with drones

Amazon.com Inc. has patented autonomous delivery truck technology that could work with drones to deliver packages more quickly and efficiently. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the patent — filed in December 2014 — on Tuesday. It describes driverless … Continue reading

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