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 also involved in the project through a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Virginia Tech, one of the winners, said that Alphabet’s Project Wing, AT&T, Intel, Airbus and Dominion Energy are among the partners for its pilot program that will explore package delivery, emergency management and infrastructure inspection …

Reuters | May 9, 2018

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