“Internet of Drones”: the future of air traffic control system

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things – the generic name given to all the various networked sensors, machines, devices and even buildings in the world – but most of those “things” stay in one place for the most part. The world is primed for an explosion of autonomous ambulatory devices, which led a team of engineers from the University of Waterloo in Canada to draft a conceptual framework for an “Internet of Drones.” Continue reading ““Internet of Drones”: the future of air traffic control system”

Nimbus Joins the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)

Nimbus srl has become a member of PUCA – Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, a European working group set up in 2011 with the aim of facilitating the definition of requirements for, and the development of, the next generation of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, and letting its members play a meaningful and profitable role in this development. Continue reading “Nimbus Joins the Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)”

Drone Test Centre Planned in Twente, The Netherlands (Video)

At present there are insufficient test locations for remote controlled aircrafts in the Netherlands. Therefore companies choose to test their drones abroad. Builders of drones and researchers have an urgent need for space to test safely with drones. Also for the practical training required for drone pilots per July 1, 2015 such special locations are needed. Continue reading “Drone Test Centre Planned in Twente, The Netherlands (Video)”

EU Promises to Help European Drone Makers Conquer World Markets

The EU Commission has promised to help European drone makers conquer world markets, as part of wider efforts to export EU aviation rules.

Violeta Bulc, the transport commissioner, said in Brussels on Monday (7 December) upcoming drone laws will create “a European-based regulatory framework” which will “create the conditions” for EU-based commercial producers to “stay the leader, globally.” Continue reading “EU Promises to Help European Drone Makers Conquer World Markets”

Google Expects to Begin Drone Package Deliveries in 2017

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 stakeholders about setting up an air traffic control system for drones that would use cellular and Internet technology to coordinate unmanned aerial vehicle flights at altitudes under 500 feet (152 meters). Continue reading “Google Expects to Begin Drone Package Deliveries in 2017”