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The city of Dubai has announced plans to use EHang 184 passenger-carrying drones as an alternative form of transportation to ease traffic congestion along its roads. Mattar al-Tayer — head of Dubai’s Roads & Transportation Agency, said the drone would begin operations by July.
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States provided a chance to put its anti-drone technology into action. After a year of planning, security experts were relieved to have pulled off a seamless operation…
The sub-$100 price segment in the market for toy drones is the most popular and crowded segment. Here is our list of the best 20 toy drones that you can buy for $100 or less. Since there are just so many models in this price segment, this list …
Ever since we saw the first version of Quanum’s DIY FPV Goggle, affordable FPV headsets have started flooding the market en masse. These days, buyers have plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping for sub-$100 FPV headsets.
The sub-$700 price range is the most exciting segment for aerial photography drones. This is a highly contested battlefield where emerging brands such as XK and Cheerson get to take on established players such as DJI and Yuneec for market dominance.
Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.
Remember how Mr. Miyagi caught flies using chopsticks in Karate Kid and how swift and precise he was? Well, the Pentagon’s research wing — DARPA, now has an apparatus that in some ways mimics Mr. Miyagi’s fly catching skills.
Syma recently unveiled a whole new range of toy quadcopters aimed at the sub-$100 price segment. The new lineup includes an update to its X9 Explorers “flying car” — the new X19W and a range of compact selfie drones.
A great deal of the technology we employ in everyday civilian can trace its development back to military origins. Investment in military research and development has provided us with everything from microwave ovens to GPS. The next years could see this situation somewhat turned on its head…
Dallas semiconductor manufacturer, Texas Instruments, has revealed designs which should enable manufacturers to improve the battery life of commercial and industrial drones – a major concern for applications such as delivery and remote assistance.
The Turnigy X9R Pro is the updated version of the earlier X9R and offers an affordable alternative to more expensive transmitters with pro grade features such as the Taranis X9D Plus. Despite its reasonable price tag, the Turnigy has pro ambitions as suggested by its name.
Now things are getting a lot more exciting in the sub-100mm segment especially for Tiny Whoop fans now that some manufacturers have started introducing micro FPV racers with more powerful and durable brushless motors.
New York’s ABI Research – a leader in tech market intelligence – predicts that the value of the market will reach $32 billion over the next ten years, representing an average 32% year-on-year growth. But these figures alone don’t reveal the substantive changes taking place within the market itself.
FLIR now makes thermal imaging possible for consumer drone users with the Duo — its latest offering that comes in a familiar GoPro form factor. The new FLIR Duo offers similar thermal imaging capabilities as the more expensive FLIR Vue but in a more compact form.
Shenzhen-based Tovsto may be a new brand in consumer drones having been in the market for only a year but that hasn’t stopped it from fielding an impressive lineup of drones ranging from small FPV racers to industrial drones.