Uber preps test of 30-minute food delivery by drone

Uber preps test of 30-minute food delivery by drone

Uber Technologies plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the U.S. federal government, said Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive officer. Khosrowshahi said people should expect meal delivery in five to 30 minutes, depending on whether it comes from a drone or a human. […]

Direct Line tackles darkness with Fleetlights: GPS drones that light your way home

Direct Line tackles darkness with Fleetlights: GPS drones that light your way home

Direct Line has created a way to make people safer in darkly-lit areas: Fleetlight drones that light your way on the path ahead. The prototype service: a fleet of flying torch drones, are responsive to an individual’s movements and controlled via a bespoke app. As the ‘Fixer’ brand, Direct Line wanted to solve the issue […]

Microsoft to launch “cloud in cloud” services

Microsoft to launch “cloud in cloud” services

Microsoft is developing a new portable cloud solution that will use drones to offer a fully portable service. The “Cloud in the Cloud” technology will see drones fly portable cloud servers across countries, allowing localised access in any location, sources at the US giant claims. The drones, which will be be powered by a combination of […]