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UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

Seville to run urban air mobility pilot

Seville to run urban air mobility pilot

EHang will work with the Seville government to develop the programme which will include passenger transportation, air logistics and command-and-control platforms in the city.

Robot deliveries roll out in Milton Keynes’ centre

Robot deliveries roll out in Milton Keynes’ centre

A new report also shows that 20 per cent of parcels globally could be delivered by drones, robots or AVs by 2030. Further, automated delivery technology could play a part in the coronavirus pandemic response.

Which US states rank as innovation champions?

Which US states rank as innovation champions?

The Consumer Technology Association ranks the states on how supportive their policies are and the latest list shows innovation is not confined to the coastal tech hubs.

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Daejeon pilots drones to save ‘golden time’ in emergencies

Seoul, Songdo and Sejong may grab most of the smart city headlines about South Korea but Daejeon is proving itself to be a key contender too.

UPS and CVS make first residential drone prescription deliveries in Cary

UPS and CVS make first residential drone prescription deliveries in Cary

The drone hovered about 20 feet over the properties and slowly lowered the packages by a cable and a winch to the ground.

Police to use drones to help find missing people

Police to use drones to help find missing people

The system is twice as fast as other state-of-the-art algorithms and its ability to recognise humans is enhanced the more frequently it is used.

Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city

Guangzhou chosen as urban air mobility pilot city

The autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company, EHang, will establish a low-altitude aviation transportation network that will shuttle passengers and goods.

Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

Met becomes first UK police force to use drones to monitor road users

The focus is on deterring dangerous drivers and the drones will be used to support the gathering of intelligence and evidence.

Autonomous drone trialled for emergency management

Autonomous drone trialled for emergency management

The vehicles can fly without human intervention and provide on-the-fly analysis that could help locate a missing person or monitor a fire in an emergency situation.