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DOT Approves Ten Pilot Projects for Advanced Drone Operations

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the selection of ten proposals from a field of 149 applications submitted jointly by industry and government entities to conduct advanced drone operations under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) … 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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Can Edible Drones Deliver Humanitarian Aid?

People trapped in war-torn or disaster-ravaged areas desperately need food and medical supplies. But how do you get it to them? Nigel Gifford thinks he has an answer: an edible drone. Gifford, founder and chairman of two-year-old Windhorse Aerospace, based … Continue reading

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