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How Amazon’s Five-Year Drone Delivery Plan Failed

In December of 2013, Amazon CEO and wealthiest man alive Jeff Bezos gave a 60 Minutes interview in which he promised that the company would have drone delivery operations up and running within five years. “It will work,” Bezos promised at the time, “And it will happen, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.” It is now December 7, ... Read More »

The ISO Creates First International Drone Standard

The International Organization for Standardization, or ISO (the acronym doesn’t make sense to us either) is a non-profit international standards-setting group with 162 national members, including the entirety of what we tend to consider the “developed world.” When they set standards for an industry, those standards become law in everything but name. It was inevitable that this body would eventually ... Read More »

Singapore Plans To Use “Drone Swarm” For Delivery And Security

At this point, the governments of the world seem to be choosing one of two paths. The first is to resist the introduction of drone technology with increased regulations that limit pilots’ ability to use the drones effectively as well as the construction of serious drone infrastructure. The second is to embrace the technology with both hands, pouring enormous amounts ... Read More »

Drone Deals 2019 – Dronethusiast

Drone Deals 2019 Dronethusiast aims to be a comprehensive guide to buying drones online, which is why we’ve compiled this handy list of the best drone deals on offer. Look, we get it – drones are expensive. As much as we’d like everyone in the world to be able to afford the newest drone tech as soon as it comes ... Read More »

Dji Phantom 5 Rumors And Leaks

Updated November 19th, 2018 UPDATE: Still no official word on the DJI Phantom 5, but rumors are swirling that November 28th might be the release date. Read below for more details. — There’s a lot of rumors and leaks surrounding the upcoming DJI Phantom 5, but is any of it true? We scoured the internet to find all of the ... Read More »

See The Drone That Flaps Its Wings Like An Insect

The vast majority of drones are quadcopters – aircraft that use four rapid propellers, oriented parallel to the ground, to maintain altitude and move through the air. It’s such a common design that many people think that the term “quadcopter” and the term “drone” are interchangeable, even though “drone” simply refers to any unmanned aerial vehicle and may include octocopters, ... Read More »

Drone Video Shows Progress On The Dubai Expo 2020 Site

Dubai is a hub of business, a popular tourist destination, and the largest city in the United Arab Emirates. But especially here in the States, it’s best known for one thing in particular: massive construction projects. Whether it’s the largest building in the world or the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago, these large-scale and seemingly impossible endeavors are the most visible ... Read More »

North Carolina Drone Startup Makes 5th Acquisition Of 2018

PrecisionHawk, a drone startup founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2010, announced on Monday that it has purchased Chicago-based drone inspection company Uplift Data Partners. This is the fifth acquisition the company has made this year alone, following their purchase of Droners.io and Airvid in the first half of 2018 and HAZON Inc. and InspecTools in September. PrecisionHawk is one ... Read More »

MIT Researchers Create Drone Fleet To Rescue Lost Hikers

“Essentially,” says Yulun Tian, a graduate student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, “we’re replacing humans with a fleet of drones to make the ‘search’ part of the search-and-rescue process more efficient.” Tian is describing the results of a research paper which he and other students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be presenting this week at the ... Read More »

Dubai Municipality Develops Flying Drone Lifeguard

Dubai has long been known as a city that’s at the forefront of innovation – and in the last five years, that innovation has also been extended to the drone industry. The city (largest in the United Arab Emirates) has some of the best drone infrastructure in the world and desperately wants to become the home of the first drone ... Read More »