Drones

Drone in Flight

FAA: Growing Number Of Close Calls Between Drones, Planes Above Bay Area

A new report from the Federal Aviation Administration details just how often drones cause problems for airplanes above the Bay Area.

08/21/2015

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San Jose City Council OK’s Crime Fighting Drone For City’s Police Department

The San Jose city council has given the police department the go-ahead to use a new drone for crime fighting.

08/11/2015

Drone in Flight

SJPD’s New Drone Program Hovers Closer To Reality As Vote Looms

The San Jose City Council is expected to give the Police Department’s proposed one-year drone pilot program the green light…

08/11/2015

Missing San Francisco teacher Edward Cavanaugh.

Drone Used To Search For Missing San Francisco Teacher In El Dorado National Forest

The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used a drone for a search-and-rescue mission.

07/29/2015

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Amazon Proposes Prime Slice Of Air Space For Drone Delivery

Amazon is making a pitch for a prime slice of air space to facilitate high speed package delivery using drones.

07/28/2015

Drone in Flight

California Bill Would Let Firefighters Destroy Drones Interfering With Public Safety

Anyone caught flying a drone over a fire or emergency scene could have it destroyed under a proposed bill.

07/21/2015

Firefighters take a moment to observe flames. (Getty Images)

Fire Officials Urge Drone Pilots To Stay Away From California Wildfire Zones

Both California and federal fire agencies teamed up Friday to deliver a strong message to the public: don’t fly drones over wildfires.

07/10/2015

Amazon drones (CBS)

Amazon Says Drones Would Deliver Packages In 30 Minutes Or Less

Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.

06/17/2015

Uplift Aeronautics tests a drone that could be used to deliver humanitarian aid. (CBS)

Stanford Student Works On Drones Delivering Humanitarian Aid To War Zones, Disaster Areas

In war zones, it’s often too dangerous to send supplies by ground or conventional aircraft. A Stanford student has come up with a solution that could be used to aid people who are hungry or in need of medical attention.

06/02/2015

A drone prototype equiped with a GoPro camera. (Jean Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

GoPro Cameras Learning To Fly, Hoping To Capture Drone Hobby Market

Action camera maker GoPro is working on its own drones.

05/28/2015

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