Articles tagged “drones”

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

We welcome new technologies that promise to make it safer to swim in the ocean. But destinations need to clamp down on activity organizers that bait sharks, too.

1 month ago

Flying Taxi Startup Aims to Make Drone-Like Helicopters Popular

Flying Taxi Startup Aims to Make Drone-Like Helicopters Popular

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

German startup Volocopter seeks to raise more money to build drone-like helicopters for ferrying passengers. We tend to be skeptical of toys for the rich like this — even if this editor wants to fly one.

5 months ago

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Why Airlines Should Embrace the Potential of Passenger Drones

Why Airlines Should Embrace the Potential of Passenger Drones

CarTrawler + Skift

Passenger drones are edging their way to becoming viable options for travelers transferring to and from airports. Airlines should explore how they can take advantage of this technology through potential upgrades and loyalty points before being left behind.

6 months ago

Taxi Drones Could Take Flight in Dubai in 2018

Taxi Drones Could Take Flight in Dubai in 2018

Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Next great startup idea? Drone phobia classes for reluctant flying car passengers in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, EHang's hoped-for initial markets. There have definitely been worse startup ideas.

12 months ago

Portugal Comes Closer to a Drone Crackdown After Airplane Near-Misses

Portugal Comes Closer to a Drone Crackdown After Airplane Near-Misses

Associated Press

There hasn't been a confirmed collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft. But the potential for a disaster is real enough that pilots unions in many countries want the hobbyist devices policed. It's hard to disagree.

1 year ago

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Associated Press

Drones are an aviation disaster waiting to happen. Absent tough regulations, it is only a matter of time.

1 year ago

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

John Leicester, Associated Press

The annual Paris Air Show couldn't come too soon as it gives the airline industry a chance to change the topic from high-profile customer service transgressions and IT failures to innovation from leading manufacturers and newbies.

1 year ago

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press

In the past year, Heathrow had serious near-misses involving drones and aircraft. Pilots warn that a collision with a passenger jet could be "catastrophic."

2 years ago

Dubai to Test Drone Taxis for Travelers

Dubai to Test Drone Taxis for Travelers

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

We're not sure if this idea will fly — at least with the public. Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone in July. But it took time for best practices and regulations for helicopters to be worked out. It may be too soon to send individuals soaring by drone over traffic and buildings.

2 years ago

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

2 years ago

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Associated Press

Disney may use these for security, but we're certain they'll use them for nighttime entertainment events.

2 years ago

These Radical Hotels of the Future Emphasize Mobility and Sustainability

These Radical Hotels of the Future Emphasize Mobility and Sustainability

Deanna Ting, Skift

These ideas may seem a bit far-fetched for now, but they point to a future where hospitality can take you to places you never expected to be able to stay.

2 years ago