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.
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.
In a bizarre move not long after it removed the Phantom 3 Advanced, Professional and 4K models from its online store, DJI has announced that it is terminating production of the Phantom 4 — making it the Phantom with the shortest lifespan since the range was introduced a few years ago.
The US Army, in a joint effort with the Marine Corps, is currently developing a hover bike drone which could be used to resupply soldiers on the front lines of a battlefield. The project is called Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV) and has been in development at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) for over two years.
Last Saturday, the very first intercollegiate drone race in the US was held inside the Purdue Armory in West Lafayette, Indiana. The event was organized by the Purdue Drone Club — one of the largest drone clubs in the US.
Just a few days ago, DJI discontinued the sale of the Professional and Advanced versions of its Phantom 3 aerial photography drone leaving only the Phantom 3 Standard. This is disappointing news, especially for those who see the P3 Pro and Standard as excellent value for money and hope to get their hands on one.
The rivalry between DJI and GoPro in the portable aerial photography drone market was one of the most epic UAV battles we saw in 2016. So epic that both companies fumbled after releasing their products. Julio Ventura takes a look at how these two big boy toys compare to each other.
Drones are everywhere. They have even caught the eye of the government. Huge companies are starting to invest in them. Amazon is working on making deliveries by drones now! If that isn’t crazy then I don’t know what is.
JXD is one toy drone brand that has seen plenty of success with its JXD 509G/W and subsequent 510G/W models. Now the company looks set to have another bestseller toy drone in the form of the newly released JXD 515V.