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Why the use of drones should concern all of us

      By Dan Odido Earlier this year in February a Robinson R22 helicopter collided with a drone resulting in a crash-landing in South Carolina, USA. The occupants of the aircraft fortunately escaped without injuries. This was the first reported aircraft crash involving collision with a drone. See: Probe after ‘drone made helicopter crash’ Another collision …

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Passenger drones: Moving from ride hailing to flight hailing

       By Dan Odido Ride hailing taxi drivers on strike Ride hailing companies had a bad week.  Their drivers were on the streets and not in their cabs. They were on strike demanding an increase of their cut of the earnings. The premier ride hailing company Uber, for example, pockets 25 percent of …

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Sleeping through the drone revolution

      By Dan Odido The great drone revolution is afoot. Unmanned aerial vehicles are causing ripples across the world. This revolution follows the script of two other recent technological revolutions that took place just a few short years ago: mobile phones and computers. Mobile phones democratised communication. This was made possible by the initial …

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