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
SUMMARY: Data provided by aerial images can present new information, in order to detect flaws along railroads, cell towers and even boats. The purposes a drone can provide are increasing every day, and ,at the same time, decreasing accidents and saving people. PROBLEM: Rail inspections have taken place since 1882. Examining rail tracks for flaws that could lead to catastrophic failures are an important practice that needs to be done continuously. Railroad inspections can take
Civilian drones are making the skies more congested than ever before, and with it, the increase of incidents involving drone have developed in several countries. The UK Airprox Board, which monitors safety issues in British airspace, identified 56 air proximity incidents involving drones since last year. Meanwhile in the U.S, 583 drones incidents have take place between August 2015 and January 2017. Most of them were minor incidents, but others have been in airport airspace.
Valparaiso Indiana Police have begun using UAS to assist during investigations, search missing people and capturing crime scenes, police said. The department included two drones in their program, which are equipped with cameras, thermal imaging, and holds two certifications for use by the FAA. IT Officer Phil Rochon said the more advanced level of certification allows for some use at night. According to Valparaiso spokesman, Sgt. Mike Grennes, drones are specially useful duri