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EHang 184 Passenger-carrying Drones May Start Operating in Dubai by July

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.

Newcomer Tovsto Has Promising Range of Consumer Drones

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.

… And the Lily Drone Came Crashing Down

All is not well with the Lily Drone. The company which planned to build it and took $34 million in advance orders has decided to pull down the shutters and is promising refunds for all customers. To make matters worse, it is now the target of a lawsuit.

DJI Drops Phantom 4 Soon after Phantom 3 Culling

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.

US Army Developing “Hover Bike” Drone for Resupplying Frontline Troops

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.

DJI Discontinues Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced

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.

DJI Mavic Pro VS GoPro Karma — Clash of the Portables

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.

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