FAA gives Alphabet permission to test Project Wing delivery

FAA gives Alphabet permission to test Project Wing delivery

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has been very cautious about drone testing in the US so far, but that’s about to change. The FAA has granted Google’s sister X division (under Alphabet) permission to test Project Wing delivery services below 400 feet at six sanctioned test sites, according to the White House. The flights will be part of […]

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Google Drone Callbox – Press a button, get medicine from a robot

Google Drone Callbox – Press a button, get medicine from a robot

United States Patent and Trademark Office In the deserts of eastern California, that blank stretch of sand striped with asphalt between Needles and Barstow, there are emergency telephones spaced out for people in need. The desert is hot and sparse, and sometimes cars breakdown, and people need to call for help as soon as they […]

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FAA Panel Recommends Standards for Drone Flights Over People

FAA Panel Recommends Standards for Drone Flights Over People

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards to minimize the danger of physical injuries from collisions. A report issued by the 27-member panel, which included representatives from the drone, aviation and technology industries, […]

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Google’s Solara 50 Crash Results Revealed

Google’s Solara 50 Crash Results Revealed

  A massive drone Google Inc. was testing as part of a project to provide Internet service with unmanned aircraft instead of satellites crashed after it encountered an updraft and one of its wings failed, U.S. accident investigators have concluded. The Solara 50 had just lifted off from a remote, desert landing strip in New Mexico on […]

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Google Testing Solor-Powered Drone For 5G Wireless Internet

Google Testing Solor-Powered Drone For 5G Wireless Internet

Source The Guardian Google is testing solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico to explore ways to deliver high-speed internet from the air, the Guardian has learned. In a secretive project codenamed SkyBender, the technology giant built several prototype transceivers at the isolated spaceport last summer, and is testing them with multiple drones, according to documents […]

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