Forget Self-Driving Trucks - The Future Is Drones

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Hoverbike Scorpion-3 TRAILER 2017

SCORPION platform is a single-seat aircraft that rediscovers the art of flying and hovering enabling a hi-tech quadcopter-based solution.

With all of the chatter about self-driving trucks taking over the industry, big steps are being made in the world of drone technology. Years ago, many people imagined a future in which we would all be driving flying cars, by now. While technology, lobbied legislation, and demand, haven't exactly given us anything like that, the people at HoverSurf have developed a drone technology they call Scorpion-3.

Their platform aims to make rideable drones, air taxis, and heavy-lift cargo delivery a closer reality, though they are far from the only outfit doing these sorts of things. The Scorpion-3 was conceived in the style of a compact dirt-bike, combining a heavy-duty framework with agile maneuvering. They do claim, also, that their heavy-lift drones can carry up to around 5,500 pounds reliably.

"SCORPION platform is equipped with a safety system powered by state of the art flight controllers, special logical programing and passive elements with computer aided speed and altitude limiting."

Additionally, DHL, and now UPS, have been moving forward with their drone delivery systems in Europe, with DHL completing an extensive trial program that moves them closer to full-blown automated delivery.

Delivery Drones | DHL steals UPS thunder

Another day another #deliverydrone.This time, real world point to point deliveries in European weather. Last week UPS announced a partnership with Zipline to trial medical delivery flights in Rwanda. DHL are already out there doing it with their Parcelcopter tilt-rotor VTOL system.

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