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

There are currently dozens of companies competing to be the first functioning air taxi firm. And this hybrid quadcopter from Workhorse looks rather promising. The post With a hybrid gas/electric motor, Surefly is like a flying Prius (but way cooler) appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Since they were first introduced in the late 2000s, quadcopters have been used to enable new kinds of photography, military surveillance, and many failed recreational pilots. And while quadcopters have been flying solo for years now, you haven’t seen them flying in groups much because of how easy it is for them to crash into each other. If they so much as touch each other, they crash. Even if they get too close and get in the airflow of another quadcopter, they crash. But now, researchers at Georgia…