Dutch project Wings For Aid has a good chance of receiving a substantial subsidy to start the development of a small UCA for disaster relief.
Australia Post is trialling the use of drones for package deliveries as early as next year. The drones, which will cost $10,000 each, will allow packages up to 2kg to be delivered over 25km with the possibility of transporting 10kg on the discussion table.
Internet giant Alphabet Inc , the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said on Monday. David Vos, the leader for Alphabet’s Project Wing, said his company is in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration and other… [read more]