Toyota wants you to stop calling it boring, and dang it, Toyota is going to give some hipster kids money to build a flying car in order to prove its coolness. The goal is to get a prototype in the air by next year, with four rotors helping lift it off of the ground. But wait, no, this actually sounds like a drone.
Drones are buzzing around the sky delivering products to customers, snapping videos and photos and conducting search and rescue missions, making it necessary for all of these high-flying machines to be regulated with their own air traffic system set to launch by 2025.
Today Google founder Larry Page showed off Kitty Hawk, a new startup company that bills itself as making a much-anticipated “flying car,” and... it’s not really a flying car. It does look fun, though?
No one really knows the environmental ramifications of scrapping hundreds of thousands of cheating diesel Volkswagens. That’s scary in and of itself. But the sheer scale of what’s going on is hard to imagine, and while you’ve probably seen still shots of the various places where those hordes of VWs are parked, this…
U.S. General David Perkins told an audience at a military symposium recently that a U.S. ally shot down a $200 drone with a Patriot missile, usually used to take down Iraqi Scuds. He said the drone “did not stand a chance against a Patriot,” according to video of his remarks. No shit. Of course it didn’t.
Yes, it is a shotgun, and yes the system is called SkyNet.
One week after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, the United States has announced it is permanently deploying attack drones to South Korea for the first time.
The U.S. Air Force has announced that it is officially moving to retire the MQ-1 Predator drone in early 2018 with the newer MQ-9 Reaper drone to better address its combat needs. The Predator has served as both a vital tool for the U.S. troops and symbol of modern warfare itself, but the drone—and how it was used—drew…
Ford has made it clear it’d like for urban cores of the future to be armed to the teeth with high-tech gadgetry, and while that seems highly implausible for now, the automaker’s self-driving delivery concept is certainly interesting. Called “Autolivery,” the idea involves self-driving vans and drones to make it easier…
Ukraine’s military was already severely overmatched against the Russian-backed rebels it began fighting in the east back in 2014, and its drone forces have proven to be spectacularly subpar. At the beginning of the war, the Ukrainians used Soviet-era Tu-143 “Flight” drones. They were so ancient that they didn’t have…
The most famous rally in the world ran last month, the deadly Rallye Monte Carlo, in the French mountains above Monaco. These are the among the most challenging roads in the world, and you need to see them from the air.
When you read in the news that China stole an American unmanned drone submarine from us right out of the water, it sounds pretty alarming. What is the drone sub they stole? Are they going to find out all kinds of state secrets? Will they reverse-engineer the robo-sub and turn it against us? While nobody likes to have…
Two aircraft crew members have reportedly been injured after their plane had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a drone upon landing near Toronto this morning, according to the CBC. The flight was Porter flight 204, and we still don’t know if it actually hit the drone, or why the drone was there.
Ridiculously bright flashlights are cool and all, but if you can make one fly you’ve basically got ceiling lamps anywhere. That, or a terrifying impersonator of a spaceship or police helicopter. Here’s what a humble drone can do 1,000 watts of LED lighting power.
Currently, you can get an Uber in more than 65 cities in Latin America. Uber wants to double that amount by the end of 2017. It also wants to push the carpooling UberPOOL in Mexico City—which is the company’s busiest city in the world—with drone advertisements aimed at the poor souls stuck in traffic. Really.
Aerial drones are a big deal now, especially the idea of drones potentially getting out of control and causing all sorts of shenanigans, some possibly dangerous. While aerial drone issues feel like a very modern problem, the truth is that airbone drones have been causing mischief since at least 1956. It would be…
If you look up in Minnesota, you might soon realize police drones joining the birds in the sky above your head.
Airbus’ new driverless airborne taxi/gigantic drone concept looks great! It’s so cool to see a major air company work on what’s basically a flying car. Oh, wait, does this thing pass the two year test?
We’re all familiar with Ken Block’s Gymkhana hoonstravaganzas. They mostly involve cars. But in this new video from Ford, it seems like cars aren’t the only things you can spin on a closed course.