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Amazon Left Out Of Government Drone Test Program

Amazon Left Out Of Government Drone Test Program”

Apple has been given permission to use drones to improve its digital mapping service after receiving approval from the U.S. government.

Details were scarce, with no information on the role Intel and GE will play.

FedEx, GE and Intel drones will inspect aircraft and runways at Memphis International Airport (coincidentally FedEx's US operations hub). Intel and two GE subsidiaries are partners for the Memphis project.

The city will work withFlirtey, one of the few drone companies that has carried out officially sanctioned unmanned drone tests in the U.S., to test delivering medical equipment, such as defibrillators.

Meanwhile, the startup AirMap, whose technology provides a map of low-altitude airspace, will partner with six of the 10 locations approved by the DOT for projects. She, also, did not rule out Amazon's project receiving approval citing a rigorous process. Founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, a newspaper Trump supporters refer to as the "Washington Compost" because of its sometimes critical reporting on the administration.

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Apple is also reportedly working with the state to test using drones for its mapping app, which it's been testing for the last few years.

Businesses in the U.S. are set to gain more freedom to experiment with drones after the government have loosened regulations. And it comes as people find more reasons to cast drones into the sky - from aerial inspections of all kinds to the Olympics. Transportation officials say 149 applications were received.

The winning companies and projects were among 149 proposals vying for federal support through the Integration Pilot Program launched by President Donald Trump a year ago.

The Federal Aviation Authority has previously had extremely tight rules about the use of drones.

The ten companies granted permission to begin drone testing was announced by US Transport secretary Elaine Chao.

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This is much higher than the current consensus estimates of revenue of US$54.50bn for the year ending March 31, 2019. Johanson Financial Advisors Inc.'s holdings in Alibaba Group were worth $2,233,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

There's a small chance that quite soon, you might actually, finally, be able to get something delivered in the USA by an autonomous drone.

The drones will be able to fly over people's heads, at night, and outside the view of the drone's operator.

Myers, Florida; the Kansas Department of Transportation; the University of Alaska at Fairbanks; Virginia Tech; the city of San Diego; the North Carolina Department of Transportation; and the city of Reno, Nevada.

At Memphis International Airport, drones will enhance safety and security by inspecting the fence line for intruders.

The projects are part of an effort called the Integration Pilot Program announced in November.

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Earl Lawrence, director of FAA's UAS Office, said at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security that development of the remote ID requirement for drone aircraft is vital to greatly expanding the use of larger and heavier UAS craft, and the safe integration of drones into the us national airspace.



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