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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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3479Was thinking the same.sunabeach-Tuesday
3478Thnx for your facetious remark. I just read that the price was per passenger so.JubilationT-Tuesday
3477jt..prolly the price if u bring ur own and service is door to doSavant-Tuesday
3476$3 per mile as the crow flies? Is that per passenger? Landing areas must be appJubilationT-Tuesday
3475$3 per passenger mile...seems cheapSavant-Tuesday
3474(SEMAFOR) The electric air taxi revolution is coming [graphic] Joby Aviatsunabeach-Tuesday
3473I've been in with a few shares of JOBY and ACHR for some time and keep one eSelectric II-June 9
3472Pilotless air taxis? Joby sees the possibility with new acquisition Pilotless aJulius Wong-June 9
3471[graphic] Air taxi maker Archer Aviation receives FAA nod to start commercial sesunabeach1June 6
3470No idea.sunabeach-June 6
3469Do you know who is making Amazon's drones or flying cars? JOBY? ACHR? Or doJubilationT-June 5
3468(SEMAFOR) China invests in flying car industry [graphic] XPeng The Chinesesunabeach-June 5
3467*keep your helmets on....future hold promise of drones falling on you...perhaps.Savant-May 31 Amazon to expand drone delivery service after clearing FAA hurdle sunabeach-May 31
3465Pentagon's costly headache: Cheap drones "If we're shooting down aJulius Wong-May 17
3464Hmm...just imagine what well-financed government(s) could do designing fast dronZen Dollar Round-May 16
3463Custom-made drone smashes Guinness World Record with 298 mph flight (interestingkidl1May 15
3462(MorningBrew) AUTO Driverless cars are in the regulatory hot seat[graphsunabeach-May 15
3461(SEMAFOR) Cruise driverless taxis are back [graphic] Cruise General sunabeach-May 14 US agency probes Amazon-owned Zoox self-driving vehicles after two sunabeach-May 14
3459DARPA's autonomous 'Manta Ray' drone can glide through ocean depths Julius Wong1May 11
3458Just one example of a widespread, growing and global problem: Drone used to smukidl1May 10
3457France unveils new 248 mph speeding, deadly kamikaze drone France unveils new 2Savant1May 4
3456Underwater Manta Ray Drone ; US Navy tests out new ‘Manta Ray’ drone that Savant2May 4
3455KULR - KULR Technology Group Lends Battery Production Infrastructure for Rapid Swhytestocks1May 2
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