Tesla, Google, Uber and other autonomous car makers are talking about creating self-driving cars in the next three to five years, but, what about airplanes? In June 2016, the Chinese firm EHang received clearance from Nevada to test the world’s first passenger drone. The Guardian reports that the drone can fly at up to 11,500 feet at 63 mph, but only for 23 minutes. On the other hand, Uber Elevate, an on-demand air transportation service, is going to be created within a decad
It is clear that Colorado has embraced drones. As the second-largest chapter in the Drone Racing MultiGP league, and with fifth-highest number of exemptions to an FAA rule, Colorado has requested a certificate to of operations to operate a test site, and the FAA gave the blessing. A 8,000-square-mile area in San Luis Valley is available for “medium-sized birds,” or drones weighing at least 55 pounds. Drones can fly up to t 9,000 feet above the ground. With attractive features
I start to cringe now every time I hear the phrase; "We're going to be the 'Uber for [insert industry name here].'" The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry is no exception. Companies are starting to emerge with plans to round up remote pilots into a comprehensive, on-demand database so they can attempt to replicate the Uber model and seek out ridiculous valuations from venture capitalists. Good luck with that. I don't see it happening. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge sup
The rapid pace of the civil unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry will continue through 2025, according to market analysis firm the Teal Group. Analysts project the growth rate will quadruple over the next decade to $10,9 billion by 2025.
Growth will be based on both near-term, and longer-term adopters. Near terms adopters will include end users such as construction and survey firms who can reap immediate benefits from UAS technology. The agriculture, communications,