​NTU to develop traffic management solutions so drones can fly safely in Singapore’s airspace

​NTU to develop traffic management solutions so drones can fly safely in Singapore’s airspace

With Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones gaining popularity globally for commercial, recreational and industry purposes, hundreds of UAVs may soon be buzzing all over Singapore. The lower cost of drones and rising demand for commercial drone services have already led to a boom in the number of drones taking to the skies in Singapore. With Singapore’s limited airspace and dense population, the need for an aerial traffic management system […]

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Zipline to undertake blood drone trial in Tanzania funded by UK Government

Zipline to undertake blood drone trial in Tanzania funded by UK Government

Delivery of medical or humanitarian supplies is perhaps the only delivery drone use-case that makes sense. Well done to Zipline then for securing another trial. The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is to fund the next trial in Tanzania. A DFID spokeswoman told the BBC : “Flights are planned to start in early 2017, and when they do it is estimated that [the] UAVs could support over 50,000 […]

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IDOT testing drones to help with inspections

IDOT testing drones to help with inspections

The Illinois Department of Transportation thinks that two new, 7 1/2-pound, 2 1/2-foot-wide devices will help the agency rise to new heights of safety and cost efficiency. “We’re excited to have drones available to help us with the work we do at the Illinois Department of Transportation,” said IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn. “Because drones can access places that are difficult and dangerous for people to get to, we expect this […]

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