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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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1888Ford: We're doing more in Auto 2.0 than you think Ian Thibodeau, The Detroikidl1yesterday
188711-13-2018 - Waymo to Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month In just a fFUBHO-Tuesday
1886VW taps Baidu's Apollo platform to develop self-driving cars in China reutekidl-last Saturday
1885Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans are coming to San Jose Another autokidl-last Friday
1884This Ontario university’s self-driving car is just as good as any automaker’s kidl-November 7
1883Want to Make an All-Star Electric Truck? Drop the Driver wired.comkidl-November 6
1882China Successfully Tests Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Being Airborne for MonthJulius Wong-November 4
1881Deep Dive Into Tesla’s Autopilot & Self-Driving Architecture vs Lidar-Based kidl1November 4
1880Another waste of money. They may have given LIDAR away free, in exchange for feeSr K-November 3
1879A Fork in the Road for Avis Self-driving cars and ride-hailing Glenn Petersen3November 3
1878i wonder what American Standard is working on? [graphic]elpolvo2November 2
1877Self-driving refrigerators: [tweet]Glenn Petersen1November 2
1876VW and Ford in talks on self-driving and electric vehicles: source Volkswagen AFUBHO-November 1
1875How a central control system could keep AV traffic flowing smoothly Raphael GinGlenn Petersen-October 31
1874A new palm-sized drone is mini, but mighty sciencenews.orgJulius Wong1October 30
1873‘Electric flying is becoming a reality’, says easyJet CEO as they plan to test 9kidl1October 30
1872Transdev’s pilot program had the shuttle pick up a maximum of five kids at a desGlenn Petersen-October 24
1871GM's driverless car bet faces long road ahead Heather Somerville Reuters OcGlenn Petersen1October 24
1870Self-driving school bus project shut down by the government kidl-October 22
1869it's like riding a motorcycle at 75 mph with no face shield and taking a bumelpolvo-October 20
1868Watch: This is what happens when a drone collides with an aeroplane. It is not pJulius Wong-October 20
1867YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation (NasdaqSavant-October 19
1866 How Autonomous Vehicles Will Reshape Our World Samuel I. Schwartz FUBHO-October 19
1865How self-driving cars will help solve America’s parking problem Jody Kelman AxiGlenn Petersen2October 18
1864Uber considers minority investors for self-driving car unit: FT Uber TechnologieGlenn Petersen-October 17
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