Lost in Skagit County? These are the drones you’re looking for

A new Skagit County Sheriff’s Office unit took to the skies this month with three unmanned aerial drones. “Rather than send the climbers down in harm’s way, that machine can fly from the safety of the parking lot,” Sheriff Will Reichardt said. “I think that…

LAPD takes another step toward deploying drones in controversial yearlong test

The Los Angeles Police Department took another step toward using drones in some tactical situations after its civilian bosses Tuesday approved a $31,500 donation to purchase the controversial devices. The LAPD has yet to fly any drones. The yearlong pilot program, approved by the Police…

Exclusive: Volocopter’s flying taxi takes off at CES – YouTube

Volocopter’s flying taxi prototype took its first US flight at CES 2018 thanks to a new partnership with Intel. Transportation reporter Sean O’Kane got an exclusive first look. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/G5RXGs Check out our full video catalog: https://goo.gl/lfcGfq Visit our playlists: https://goo.gl/94XbKx Like The Verge on…

Drone tracking plan moves U.S. delivery by air closer to reality

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Deliveries by drones took a step closer to being allowed in the U.S. after a federal advisory panel agreed on a framework for allowing law enforcement to routinely track the small devices. The committee’s report to the Federal Aviation Administration, released Tuesday,…

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