Top Industries Take on Private Unmanned Traffic Management System New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Top Industries Take on Private Unmanned Traffic Management System

Tackling the Unmanned Traffic Management System With drone delivery dreams soaring high and motivating quickly planned innovations, the top dogs of industry (Amazon, Boeing, GE, and Google) are taking on the developmental quagmire of an Unmanned Traffic Management system (UTM). The possible predicaments are obvious and plentiful but begin with inevitable drone crashes and manned aircraft interference. NASA on Air Traffic To tackle the basics and make their drone delivery technology a reality, these tech giants will be leaning on the broad and experienced shoulders of NASA (National Aeronautics and…

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What's the Point of Amazon Self-destructing drones New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

What’s the Point of Amazon Self-destructing Drones

Amazon is taking a page out of the spy genre in a newly-patented feature for its future fleet of delivery drones. Filings for a patent granted to the internet retailer show a self-destructing drone that is able to strategically disassemble in the air during an emergency to mitigate any potential damage from an otherwise fully-formed delivery drone, or as the patent describes it, “direct fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles.” Perhaps the self-destructing drones will find a home in the recently-patented hive-like structure approved this past summer. Amazon / USPTO While…

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