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Trump directs US Dept of transport to test integrating drones into national airspace

Integration of drones into the National Airspace System will accelerate with a pilot program directed by the FAA, the Transportation Department announced on Wednesday November 1, 2017 The U.S Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration are expected to use the program in the development of a regulatory framework to allow more complex low-altitude

Why Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxi Service

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan, equipped with Waymo's self-driving technology. Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles   Waymo CEO predicts Self-Driving Trucks May Come Before Taxi Service Alphabet arm exploring "goods transportation" and ride-hailing Krafcik says Ford and GM could still partner with Waymo   Bloomberg - Alphabet Inc.’s driverless vehicle technology may come to market first in

F.B.I. Investigateing Uber Software Used to Monitor Lyft Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (NYT) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States attorney’s office in New York are looking into whether Uber used tactics and software to illegally interfere with Lyft, its largest American competitor. The investigation is focused on Uber’s use of a special program internally called “Hell,” said

Drones Play Increasing Role in Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

Unmanned aircraft are inspecting roadways, checking railroad tracks, assessing the condition of power lines.   Houston USA (WSJ) -For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become an integral part of the government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts. In the first six days after the storm