12 avril 2018

Zipline launches the world’s fastest commercial delivery drone

The California-based startup’s new machine takes to the skies just as the US is about to loosen rules governing drone operations. Credit : Zipline A couple of years ago, Zipline created a national drone delivery system to ship blood and drugs to remote medical centers in Rwanda. Now it has developed what it claims is the world’s swiftest commercial delivery drone, with a top speed of 128 kilometers an hour (a hair shy of 80 miles per hour). Zipline is hoping its new fixed-wing aerial robot, which is both speedier and easier to... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2017

Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming?

Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming? On 7 July 1964 the Daily Express published a satirical cartoon, a send-up of Britain’s farming community as it struggled to adapt from its old, rustic world to a new, technological one. The cartoon was set at a Royal Show at a point in the near future. One side of the frame featured a rowdy beer tent, reserved for “drivers and drivers only”. On the other was a marquee with the sign: “Order your Radio-Controlled Tractor”. A driver leans over to his beer-slugging... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2016

Why Drones and Self-Driving Cars Make a Great Match

Why Drones and Self-Driving Cars Make a Great Match Drones and self-driving cars are two of the hottest topics in technology, and in some ways are made for each other. While autonomous cars can "see" all around them, their sensors are limited to a certain distance, whereas drones can scout obstacles and trouble far ahead. Read more : http://www.pcmag.com/commentary/344411/why-drones-and-self-driving-cars-make-a-great-match