HYBRiX Drone UAV World Record
Photo credit: Quaternium
Spain-based Quaternium collaborated with EFI manufacturer Löweheiser, a company known for the world’s smallest fuel injection system optimized for unmanned aircraft, to set a new flight record for UAVs. Using the experimental electric hybrid (gasoline + electric) HYBRiX 2.1 drone, the flight began at 8:20 am in the morning with a full tank with 16 liters of fuel and landed at 6:34 pm, or approximately after 10 hours and 14 minutes in the air.

ERKA Autonomous Ambulance
Photo credit: Roman Ignatowski and Maja Bryniarska
In case of emergency, time is of essence, and what better way to ensure the quickest help than with an autonomous ambulance? Meet the ERKA Autonomous Ambulance, which comes with a built-in drone that can survey the area to locate the person(s) in need of attention. Its compact design allows the vehicle to skip around traffic safely, while its wheels are capable of turning 90-degrees for maximum maneuverability.

Aertos 130IR Commercial Drone
Let’s face it, standard drones just wouldn’t last very long at a commercial construction site, that is unless…you’re using an Aertos 130IR. Built by Digital Aerolus, this drone boasts a carbon fiber composite frame, four reinforced propellers, and nine sensors, including LiDAR, that help it navigate even the trickiest of obstacles. In addition to the collision-tolerant frame, what really sets it apart is the Folded Geometry Framework (FGF), an AI system that enables the drone to self-correct during flight.