Mercedes just invested in a drone company

Mercedes just invested in a drone company

Mercedes-Benz is betting that drones are the future of package delivery. The company announced on Wednesday a “multi-million dollar” investment in drone startup Matternet , which has developed a completely autonomous drone — the Matternet M2 — that can travel up to 12 miles on a charge. As part of the partnership, Mercedes unveiled a concept van project, dubbed the Vision Van, that shows how a Matternet-powered automated delivery chain […]

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Meet The Parrot SLAMdunk

Meet The Parrot SLAMdunk

Parrot announces a dev kit that helps drones see and avoid obstacles Parrot , the French company that is probably best known for its AR.Drone and Bebop drones, today announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk , a new development kit for helping drones and robots navigate indoors, avoid obstacles and map its surroundings. The S.L.A.M.dunk (I know I’ll never tire of typing that out), which the company announced at the annual Interdrone […]

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Monetizing Data from 600,000 Commercial Drones

Monetizing Data from 600,000 Commercial Drones

There will be an estimated 600,000 commercial drones operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules according to FAA Administrator Huerta. US Transportation Secretary Foxx says “ We are in one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of transportation “. Its common knowledge that the use cases for commercial drones is enormous. The first wave has been agricultural and infrastructure […]

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FPV Drone Racing vs FPV Freestyle

FPV Drone Racing vs FPV Freestyle

Drone Racing and FPV Freestyle are some of the fastest growing sports on the planet. However, most people have no idea how either sport works because of the massive growth of the industry in just a few short years. Top pilots from one year ago are now considered legends while some of the current leaders don’t even have a driver’s license. Interested in the sport but don’t know where to […]

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ImmersionRC XuGong v2/Pro Build

ImmersionRC XuGong v2/Pro Build

Not too long ago I finished constructing my second XuGong folding quadcopter [a v2/Pro from ImmersionRC] and wanted to share the highlights of the build (I did not include the basic cage assembly because some very good step-by-step build videos already exist on YouTube that include that phase of construction and also focus on using ImmersionRC’s suggested radio and gimbal which I have not.) I built a first generation XuGong […]

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