Workhorse has announced that its SureFly octocopter, essentially a human-sized drone for up to two people, is set to make its manned maiden voyage at January’s CES event in Las Vegas. The post The SureFly two-person drone taxi will make its maiden flight at CES 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Police in Mexico pulled over four men in a pickup truck near the city of Salamanca in Guanajuato state on October 20 and got a nasty surprise. Along with an AK-47 assault rifle, the men had in their possession an unmanned aerial vehicle fitted with a “large explosive device” and a remote detonator. That’s right: a weaponized drone. Police didn’t say whether they suspected the men of ties to drug cartels. But Guanajuato is currently contested by several drug gangs, including the Sinaloa cartel, Los Zetas, and Cártel…

A passenger plane collided with a drone in the skies over Quebec City in Canada in the first reported incident of its kind in the country. The plane suffered minor damage and landed safely, and no injuries were reported. The post Drone collision: Canadian passenger plane suffers damage after direct hit appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

We’ll take a look at how all of Google’s new product announcements stack up versus Apple, Amazon and the rest of the competition. Plus a new Quadcopter may change how you commute and Dubai is creating a Mars Science City. The post TWB Podcast 150: Google takes on Amazon & Apple; Quadcopter Commute; Mars City appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Airbus’ futuristic CityAirbus quadcopter took an important step toward production. The company successfully tested the aircraft’s propulsion system, and it predicts the CityAirbus will roam the skies in 2023. The post The pioneering CityAirbus quadcopter takes big step toward production appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends