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Transformables: Check Out the Pegasus Mini, a Football-Sized…

Reminiscent of Hasbro’s Transformer™ toys – little robots that transform from superhero to supervehicle and back – the Pegasus™ and Pegasus Mini™ drones transform from an unmanned aerial vehicle to an unmanned ground vehicle to expand use cases dramatically.  They’re a new class of hybrid drones that the makers, US-based …

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Department of the Interior to Permanently Halt Drone Program…

The Financial Times has today reported that the US Department of the Interior is planning to ground its civilian drone program for good in response to growing concerns that hardware made wholly or partly in China could pose a security risk. The latest move by the Trump administration will see …

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Uber and Hyundai Have Established a Drone Taxi System That J…

At CES this week, Hyundai and Uber announced a partnership that could make drone taxis and urban air mobility a reality. With Uber’s leadership position in ridesharing and urban mobility, and Hyundai’s expertise in vehicle manufacturing, the pair could have what it takes to get the market in urban air …

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Flyability and Pix4D: Drone Companies Partner to Bring Indoo…

“3D modeling brings tremendous value to inspection professionals on multiple fronts,” says Flyability’s Marc Gandillon.  “First of all, when looking at a defect using remote visual inspection technology, the information you get on the video stream is flat. You can easily spot cracks, corrosion, or other visually-featured defects. However, sometimes, this …

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Bell Textron Announces Electric Air Taxi at CES

Bell Textron unveiled an electric air taxi this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and it’s one of the coolest concept vehicles that we have ever seen. DRONELIFE caught up with Cary Cannon, Bell’s Chief Engineer of Innovation, on the show floor. “We have seen a big …

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Autel Robotics Shows Off the Evo II: “The Most Advanced Comp…

For the drone industry, one of the big announcements at CES this week was from manufacturer Autel, with the announcement of the Evo II.  We met Jeff Powell, Vice President of Autel Robotics on the floor.  “Our rule to build tools that perform a task,” says Powell.  We don’t innovate just …

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Transportation Secretary Chao at CES: Self-Driving Cars, Dro…

This morning. at CES, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios discussed the current state of innovation, and recent U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives to support the safe integration of new technologies into our country’s transportation systems. As we have moved from ports to …

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SunFlower Labs Wants Drones to Protect Your Home

We caught up with Alex Pachikov, CEO of Sunflower about a month ago as he was getting ready for his announcement at CES this week. Here is what Alex had to say,  but first a little about his product from their recent press release. At CES 2020, Sunflower Labs will …

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From Bikes to Drones and Everything in Between: Delta’s CEO …

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today.  At one of the largest technology shows in the world, Bastian – named by Fortne magazine one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2018 – explained how the 94 year old company is …

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