Fire, police drones caught between saving lives, guarding rights

Fire, police drones caught between saving lives, guarding rights

Photo: Mason Trinca, Special To The Chronicle Kevin White of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District retrieves the drone during a search-and-rescue training at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park.Battalion Chief Jeff Kleven stood onshore peering through the predawn darkness. He couldn’t see if anyone was inside a car partially submerged in the middle of Alameda Creek’s storm-swollen waters. Instead of sending a rescue team into the debris-filled current, […]

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Long Range Delivery Drones in Texas

Long Range Delivery Drones in Texas

Volans-i Shows Off Long Range Delivery Drones in Texas Whether they’re flying pizzas, burritos or medications to customers’ doors, drones for delivery have arrived. Businesses as far-ranging as UPS , Domino’s , Amazon and the hospital group Ticino EOC are testing drones, and, in some cases, have inked deals with drone makers and drone service providers to use them commercially. Still, most drones built for delivery only fly for a […]

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Australian Senate Wants All Drones Registered

Australian Senate Wants All Drones Registered

Australian Senate Wants All Drones Registered Inquiry into the regulatory requirements that impact the safe use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and associated systems That sound you can hear is Australia’s drone army angrily hammering their keyboards to try and fend off the threat of re-regulation. The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport, amid an inquiry due to report in December 2017, has […]

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