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This SUV is also a drone landing pad

This SUV is also a drone landing pad Land Rover built an SUV that does double-time as a drone launch and landing pad.The vehicle is meant to help with search-and-rescue operations, and will soon be a part of the Austrian Red Cross.

Oklahoma bill won’t penalize homeowners who shoot drones out of the sky

Oklahoma bill won’t penalize homeowners who shoot drones out of the sky A new bill, sponsored by Oklahoma state Senator Ralph Shortey, makes it easier for a homeowner to shoot down or otherwise immobilize a drone that is flying over their private property.As it is written, Oklahoma Senate Bill 660, removes any civil liability for a property owner who damages or destroys a drone that is flying in the airspace above their premises.

DJI study suggests little risk from raising drone weight limit 4-times higher

DJI study suggests little risk from raising drone weight limit 4-times higher More: What you need to know to safely (and legally) fly your drone DJI’s research suggests that unmanned aircraft systems as large as 2.The current FAA regulations were set in conformity with Registration Task Force (RTF) research from 2015.

Watch this damage-proof drone crumple and reform after a crash

Watch this damage-proof drone crumple and reform after a crash There’s also the chance of an unexpected bird attack, or someone deliberately targeting it with a projectile like this guy from medieval times.It came up with an intriguing solution comprising a quadcopter with a thin fiberglass external frame and arms held together by a central magnet.

Flying Car Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion

Flying Car Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion Italdesign and Airbus are moving into the third dimension with their Pop-Up concept vehicle.The modular, fully electric, zero-emissions system can be operated on the ground or in the air, in an attempt to ease traffic congestion in global megacities.

Thinking of becoming a drone pilot? Here are 5 deals from Amazon to help you soar

Thinking of becoming a drone pilot? Here are 5 deals from Amazon to help you soar More: The Best Cheap Drone You Can Buy The Parrot BeBop 2 allows users to experience immersive flight with ultra-precise piloting.The Parrot BeBop 2 Drone with FPV Bundle includes the drone, the new Parrot Skycontroller 2, and Cockpitglasses.

Own a Karma Grip? Then you might want to check out GoPro’s new drone kit

Own a Karma Grip? Then you might want to check out GoPro’s new drone kit If you bought GoPro’s image-stabilizing Karma Grip and you fancy doing something else with it other than just holding it in your hand, then how about sticking it on a drone?The company has just launched the Karma Flight Kit offering everything you need to get your silky smooth videos airborne.

Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues

Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues On March 14, DJI released a study based on news reports indicating that drones have saved at least 59 lives.With 38 of those rescues occurring between May 2016 and February 2017, that number averages almost one life per week.

Sign of the times — drone pilots now in high demand in the U.S. Air Force

Sign of the times — drone pilots now in high demand in the U.S. Air Force Darryl Roberson, told reporters during a media roundtable at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, “I never thought I’d say that when I joined the Air Force.” As drones take on an increasingly important role in the armed forces, demand for RPA (remote piloted aircraft) operators has also grown.

Just how good are drone cameras? Not very, according to DxOMark

Just how good are drone cameras? Not very, according to DxOMark DxOMark, a software company that measures how well camera sensors perform, is now rating drone cameras — and the first set of ratings isn’t all that great.The latest sensor scores from the company for drone-mounted cameras range all the way from a respectable 74 to a smartphone-quality 34.

If it takes off, this tiny quadcopter could be something special

If it takes off, this tiny quadcopter could be something special The Kudrone certainly looks pretty cool in its promo video — its features are great and the price is impressive, but will its maker really deliver?Even its expected retail price of $189 is remarkably cheap, considering the competition.

Drones: Canada imposes strict new rules following a jump in dangerous incidents

Drones: Canada imposes strict new rules following a jump in dangerous incidents Announced on Thursday by Canadian transport minister Marc Garneau, the new regulations place strict limitations on drone flights close to people, animals, and buildings.The rules, aimed specifically at non-commercial drone flights, also stipulate that the machines should be kept well clear of airports.

The Lily flying camera is permanently grounded, and refund timing is unclear

The Lily flying camera is permanently grounded, and refund timing is unclear A Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award in 2016 and $34 million in pre-orders won’t be enough to get the Lily flying camera off the ground.When Lily first started showing off a prototype, the company didn’t even call it a drone, but a flying camera.

Heads up: Walmart patent filing points to in-store drones that deliver products

Heads up: Walmart patent filing points to in-store drones that deliver products Whether Walmart will actually implement in-store drones remains to be seen — companies often file for patents to protect ideas they never use.The path to indoor systems avoids many of the challenges of residential delivery drones, however.

HexH2O drone isn’t just waterproof — it can record below the surface, too

HexH2O drone isn’t just waterproof — it can record below the surface, too The drone is the latest flagship from the all-weather drone company, QuadH2O.While the drone comes from a less well-known company, the latest flagship uses a number of parts supplied by the drone giant, DJI, including the 4K X3 camera and gimbal.

Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision

Drone versus a flying boomerang in accidental mid-air collision If you've ever seen Indigenous Australia's most-famed hunting weapon, the boomerang, you'll know it's a solid piece of wood that can really pack a punch if it manages to hit you.They're meant to be for knocking down mammals, after all.