Modular EDAG robo car does city work all day, answers questions afterward

By C.C. Weiss October 01, 2019 The EDAG robo car on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show C.C. Weiss/New Atlas Sort of a German answer to Rinspeed, automotive engineering firm EDAG has a long history of introducing thought-provoking, outside-the-box concept cars, like skeletal 3D-printed light cars and pop-up sports car campers. In recent years, it’s been more content contributing to […]

Flying batteries add charge to drones in mid-air

Flying batteries add charge to drones in mid-air By Nick Lavars October 01, 2019 A new in-flight docking system allows a quadcopter’s batteries to be topped up by a smaller drone UC Berkeley/YouTube Quadcopters have quite a few strengths as aircraft, but battery life is not one of them. The very best models can operate for […]

UPS Gets FAA Nod for Widespread Drone Deliveries

Federal approval marks another important gain for champions of commercial unmanned aircraft   This March 2019 image released by United Parcel Service shows a Matternet Drone loaded with a UPS sample box. PHOTO: HO/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Andy Pasztor October 1, 2019 United Parcel Service Inc. UPS -0.49% said it received the first-of-its-kind federal approval to start setting up a fleet of […]