AT&T's LTE Drones Are Providing Cellular Service to People in Puerto Rico Commercial Drone Applications Drones In The News New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

AT&T’s LTE Drones Are Providing Cellular Service to People in Puerto Rico

AT&T Provides Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico Like most decent human beings, we’re all about helping those in need. So, we can all agree that AT&T’s newest move in aiding a ravaged Puerto Rico is not only generous, but it’s awesome and innovative. The marriage of the most popular autonomous vessel and AT&T’s claim to fame has produced their newest bundle of joy: the Flying COW. No, we’re not talking about an aerial bovine. It’s AT&T’s ‘Cell on Wings’, a drone capable of an simultaneously supporting up to 8,000 people….

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Using drones to charge your EV while you're driving is Amazon's latest idea Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Using drones to charge your EV while you’re driving is Amazon’s latest idea

Why it matters to you We’re sure someone will eventually find a solution to banish range anxiety, but we’re not sure this is it. Whether or not Amazon’s R&D team comes up with most of its ideas during Friday night drinks is immaterial. The reality is that, possibly on a Monday morning, it files those ideas with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and, after a period of time, the USPTO grants Amazon the patent. Some of those patents will be forgotten by the Seattle-based company over time…

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Commercial Drone Setbacks Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Why Commercial Use of Drones Just Hit a Major Setback

A critical advisory group on regulating the commercial uses of drones failed to reach a consensus on recommended security safeguards, likely hampering the development of the U.S. market for using larger remote piloted aircraft. The group of about 70 industry and law enforcement experts reported to the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month that it split over what types of drones should be subject to tracking requirements, the Wall Street Journal reported. The report has not been made public. Companies are already using the unmanned aircraft to perform all sorts…

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Thirteen Innovative Ways Humans Use Drones Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Thirteen Innovative Ways Humans Use Drones

Humans are limited. We can’t fly, breathe underwater, or survive in high temperatures. So we’ve left much of our scientific endeavors to instruments that extend and collect information beyond our senses, like seismometers that detect waves moving through Earth, lidar instruments that can measure elevation, and sensors that can determine the salinity of the oceans. Increasingly, a new technology is furthering scientists’ ability to capture Earth’s vast, unreachable spaces: drones. These remote-controlled vehicles—sometimes called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)—can travel to hazardous places humans try to…

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FAA Administrator Huerta announces the Pathfinder Program

The Pathfinder Program demonstrates a growing willingness by the FAA to enable broad commercial drone operations The FAA is partnering with three businesses on this project as it looks closely at multiple aspects of commercial drone use. CNN BNSF Railway PrecisionHawk The Pathfinder program will explore topics such as flying drones beyond line of site, one of the most critical needs for commercial use and one of the areas where the FAA has been most unwilling to consider in the past. Here is the press release from Precision Hawk, one of the…

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FAA may introduce new steps to speed up commercial drone use

Commercial Drone Use is taking off across the globe We applaud the FAA and look forward to seeing them take the necessary steps to speed up commercial drone use.  This story comes from Reuters. “(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plans to unveil new steps soon to make it easier for companies to use drone aircraft for specific business operations, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Commercial drone flights are generally banned in the United States, except in a small number of cases where the FAA has…

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