Amazon Customers in Texas and California Will Begin Receiving Packages via Prime Air Drones Later This Year
Online retailer Amazon released a new video showing its latest electrically-powered delivery drone in flight and shared some new information on how the aircraft are being tested. The e-commerce giant aims to start the first U.S. drone deliveries of customer packages in Lockeford, CA and College Station, TX later this year.
Eric Walz2022-09-16 11:30 PT
FedEx to Test Autonomous Drone Deliveries in 2023 with San Francisco-based eVTOL Startup Elroy Air
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of the world’s largest express shipping company FedEx Corp, is teaming up with San Francisco-based aviation startup Elroy Air to build the first autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. The first version of the eVTOL aircraft will be able to transport 300 to 500 lbs. of cargo a range of up to 300 miles.
FutureCar Staff 2022-05-06 15:00 PT
Chinese Automaker Geely is Delivering Keys by Drone for New Vehicle Purchases
Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (Geely) has come up with a novel way to help customers take delivery on their new cars without having to interact with dealership employees to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The automaker announced its is using drones to deliver the keys to customers after they order their new vehicles online.
Eric Walz2020-04-29 08:00 PT
Porsche & Boeing to Develop VTOL Aircraft for Premium Urban Air Travel
German automaker Porsche and aviation giant Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the premium air mobility market, including vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that may one day quickly whisk people over urban traffic.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-16 09:15 PT
Ford Plans to Use Drones to Lend a Helping Hand to Broken-Down Autonomous Cars
If a sensor on your autonomous Ford fails, a drone could fly to the driverless machine and act as a temporary fix to help the vehicle limp to a service center.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-28 09:00 PT
Mercedes-Benz, Matternet & Siroop Start Pilot Program for E-Commerce Delivery Using Drones
Mercedes-Benz Vans, U.S. drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods.
Eric Walz2017-11-09 17:20 PT
At TechCrunch Disrupt: Astral AR Developing Drones You Control With Your Mind
Drones were on display at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt 2017 in San Francisco. One company, Astral AR is working on drones that can be controlled with the mind.
Eric Walz2017-10-26 13:25 PT
NVIDIA Drone Flies Through the Woods Using AI Instead of GPS
Researchers at Nvidia are working on a drone navigation system that relies on visual recognition and computer learning instead of GPS
Eric Walz2017-08-13 17:23 PT
UPS Looks to the Future With Drone Delivery
In February of 2017, UPS began testing a drone delivery system developed by Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based company that builds commercial, hybrid electric trucks, batteries and develops aerospace technologies.
Eric Walz2017-08-06 17:41 PT
The Workhorse Group Unveils its 'SureFly' VTOL Aircraft
The Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) revealed the SureFly aircraft at the Paris Air Show this week. The compact, lightweight, and relatively affordable helicopter could just be the next vehicle for taxi drivers, commuters, or emergency responders.
Eric Walz2017-07-29 15:57 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT