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Insurtech Startup Trov Launches in UK, Offering On-Demand Coverage

The on-demand economy, which uses smartphone technology to immediately fill consumer needs, has changed the way people order food, a car, or a place to stay. Now, technology startups are targeting the next business frontier – insurance – offering coverage …

US Robotics Firm Launches Blood Delivery Service in Rwanda – Using Drones

Rwandan doctors stranded without vital blood supplies are about to be rescued by an important new ally in their fight to save lives: drone deliveries. Zipline, a California-based robotics company, will launch a service on Friday using drones to deliver blood to far-flung …

New Zealand Claims World’s First Pizza Delivery by Drone

New Zealand led the world when it gave women the vote and introduced inflation targeting. Now it’s claiming another world-first: pizza delivery by drone. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. has joined forces with U.S.-based self-proclaimed “flying robot” operator Flirtey for the …

Amazon and UK Government Form Partnership to Test Drone Deliveries

Amazon Inc. and the British government have announced a partnership to test the e-commerce giant’s aerial drone parcel delivery system after run-ins over the technology’s use. Supervised by the U.K.’s aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, the trial will …

Utah Law Enables Authorities to Crash Drones at Wildfires

Utah’s governor has signed into law a measure that makes the state the first to let authorities jam drone signals and crash the devices specifically for flying too close to wildfires. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert’s office announced this week that he …

Internet of Things Is Industry Disruptor that Could Benefit Innovators: Efma Report

The steady advance of the internet of things (IoT) presents a huge number of opportunities for insurers – as well as threats, according to a digest published by Efma*. The rise in connected homes, connected cars and the use of …

Nevada Chosen as Test Site for Passenger-Carrying Drones

A company that manufactures passenger-carrying drones will be testing its system in Nevada. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that EHang Inc., which is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, is partnering with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems to test and develop …

What Do You Get When You Combine Drones and Self-Driving Cars?

That’s one small step for drones, and no steps needed for mankind. Autonomous drone transport for humans. Why not? We’re eventually getting autonomous cars so you don’t have to do the driving, and drones are all the rage – although …

Arizona Governor Signs Legislation to Enforce Statewide Rules on Drones

Cities and towns will be barred from making their own rules regulating drone use under legislation signed this week by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey that was designed to prevent a patchwork of regulations that would make it harder for businesses. Sen. …

World Drone Business to Grow More Than 6000% by 2020 in $127B Market: PwC

Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters in a business that’s due to boom by more than 6,000 percent by the end of the decade. The global market for commercial applications …