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UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco

By | drone, drone regulation, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Gadgets, Gatwick Airport, Home Office, UK government, United Kingdom

The UK government has announced new powers for police to tackle illegal use of drone technology, including powers to land, seize and search drones. This follows the recent Gatwick drone fiasco when, just before Christmas, a spate of drone sightings near the airport caused a temporary shutdown of the runway, and disruptive misery for thousands of people at one of […]

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Drone development should focus on social good first, says UK report

By | delivery drone, drone, electronics, Emergency services, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Gadgets, Government, Health, London, NESTA, NHS, Robotics, TC, Transportation, UK government, United Kingdom, unmanned aerial vehicles

A UK government backed drone innovation project that’s exploring how unmanned aerial vehicles could benefit cities — including for use-cases such as medical delivery, traffic incident response, fire response and construction and regeneration — has reported early learnings from the first phase of the project. Five city regions are being used as drone test-beds as […]

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UK puts legal limits on drone flight heights and airport no-fly zones

By | Civil Aviation Authority, drone, drones, Europe, Gadgets, Robotics, UK government, United Kingdom, unmanned aerial vehicles

The UK has announced new stop-gap laws for drone operators restricting how high they can fly their craft — 400ft — and prohibiting the devices from being flown within 1km of an airport boundary. The measures will come into effect on July 30. The government says the new rules are intended to enhance safety, including the safety […]

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