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Drones get bad cell service, but an old ambulance will help

Martyn Williams | Aug. 10, 2015
In the race to get drones into the sky and zipping across cities delivering packages and snapping photos, cellular networks are quickly emerging as the preferred way of keeping them in touch with the ground.

"People think that 'if I can see the antenna, the signal must be great,' but that's not really true," said Iannucci.

The team didn't set out to map cellular coverage for drones, but the work could be important as regulatory hurdles are cleared for greater use of drones by the public and companies.

 

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