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Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Flying Cars
An SI Board Since October 2013
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
This board was created to discuss the hobbyist, commercial, law enforcement and military use of drones. While the use of missile-carrying Predator drones has garnered the most media attention and altered the way the U.S. conducts its war on terrorism, they are being increasingly used for commercial and law enforcement purposes. A serviceable drone can be purchased for a bit over $100.

In early 2012 Congress passed legislation calling on the FAA to write rules by 2015 that would govern the commercial operation of drones that can be used for everything from agricultural applications such as monitoring farmland and spraying pesticides to catching exotic-animal poachers and monitoring sports events. According to the Teal Group, an aerospace and defense consultancy, the global market for drones is expected to grow to $11.6 billion by 2023.

I recognize that the use of drones raises serious ethical and privacy issues and that many people have strong opinions on the subject. Strong opinions are welcome; name calling is not.

External Resources

dronelife (news and more):

DIY Drones (created by Chris Anderson):

Drone Adventures:

3D Robotics:

Chris Anderson, DIY Drones/3D Robotics - XOXO Festival (2013):

A tour of New York City by drone:

A tour of Burning Man

Wikipedia (combat drones):

Wikipedia (general):

Mark my words. A combination of airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come.— Henry Ford, 1940
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1972How AVs could help respond to disasters Karen Lightman Axios March 22, 019 WeaGlenn Petersen-yesterday
1971Lyft goes public this week, soon to be followed by Uber: Subject 60033 AutonomoGlenn Petersen-yesterday
1970New Nighttime Camera System Will Allow Autonomous Trucks to Increase Productivitkidl-last Wednesday
1969Wilhelmsen And Airbus Trial World's First Delivery Drone Service To Ships zkidl1last Monday
1968Report: Google’s Waymo seeks outside investment and a sky-high valuation Kate CGlenn Petersen-March 13
1967Uber said to be raising $1B at a $10B valuation for its self-driving car unit KGlenn Petersen-March 13
1966?ultimate? self driving/flying/drone vehicle p/b EricSavant-March 8
1965Not just a Tesla story ... Tesla has a self-driving strategy other companies abkidl1March 8
1964Waymo Starts Selling Sensors to Lower Cost of Self-Driving Cars The move puts AGlenn Petersen-March 6
1963The FAA has issued this requirement as an Interim Final Rule—a rule that takes eRobinz-March 6
1962European drivers face the same rising cost of ownership. Electrified cars connecRobinz-March 6
1961Prosecutors find Uber not criminally liable in 2018 Arizona self-driving crash tGlenn Petersen-March 5
1960Honestly I Uber a lot (New verb LOL).. I have never waited more than 5 minutes fThe Black Swan-March 2
1959As we inch toward a transportation future featuring ride-sharing and autonomous Glenn Petersen-March 1
1958This Is What Peak Car Looks Like For many people, new forms of mobility are makGlenn Petersen2February 28
1957In a letter to a CA agency, Apple confirms that 190 employees, including 124 eFUBHO-February 28
1956BMW, Daimler deepen partnership on automated driving Feb. 28, 2019 4:33 AM ET|kidl-February 28
1955They will need a model with treads :)) And a lower centre of gravity ...The Black Swan-February 28
1954FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot Trials of the robot, which has a top spGlenn Petersen1February 27
1953Someday Your Self-Driving Car Will Pull Over for Police Driverless cars won’t bGlenn Petersen1February 21
1952Self-Driving Cars Might Kill Auto Insurance as We Know It Without humans to cauGlenn Petersen5February 19
1951Uber and GM Cruise are making their respective AV ‘visualization’ tools open souGlenn Petersen1February 19
1950WSJ 2/17/2019 New York Police Seek Authority to Take Down Drones Officials ciSr K2February 17
1949Elroy Air raises $9.2 million for delivery drones that can carry up to 500 poundGlenn Petersen1February 17
1948DJI will toughen up airport geofencing after recent drone disruption The new reGlenn Petersen1February 17
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