TAG: drones

Report on cities and drones released by National League of Cities

August 22, 2016By

Report highlights crucial information cities need when regulating drones The National League of Cities (NLC) has released Cities and Drones, a new report that provides cities with insight on the recently released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules relating to drone operation. The report also provides suggestions for how local governments can craft their own drone ordinances to encourage innovation while also... read more

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DJI challenge: Improve drone search and rescue

May 27, 2016By

Drone-maker DJI and Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, are challenging designers to create unique 3D printed accessories for drones to improve search-and-rescue products and make it easier to help save lives. DJI wants to encourage creativity and enable its customers to design their own products through its Software Development Kit. Since 2013, drone enthusiasts have used Shapeways to... read more

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Quanergy announces new lidar sensor at Xponential

May 2, 2016By
Quanergy's S3 lidar sensor.

Quanergy Systems, a provider of lidar sensors and smart sensing solutions, is offering a new sensor. The S3-Qi is a miniature solid-state lidar sensor that is 15 percent the size of the previous solid-state model, the S3. Quanergy is displaying the new sensor along with its other products in Booth 767 at AUVSI’s Xponential May 3-5 in New Orleans. The S3-Qi,... read more

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Live from AUVSI’s Xponential 2016

May 2, 2016By
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The Geospatial Solutions and GPS World staff is reporting live from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International‘s (AUVSI’s) Xponential 2016 May 2-5 in New Orleans. The event convenes the global community of commercial and defense leaders in intelligent robotics, drones and unmanned systems. More than 8,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are discussing the latest innovations... read more

DataCapable’s Paul Beckwith on commercial drone regulations

April 20, 2016By

Paul Beckwith of DataCapable describes the company’s open data products for emergency response, using nontraditional data sources such as social media and weather. read more

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US airports take part in pilot program to enable safer UAS flights

April 11, 2016By
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AirMap and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) have released the Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS), created to allow UAS operators to provide airports with real-time digital information about the location of their flights. AirMap is a provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft. On April 7, the company announced that it raised a $15 million Series A financing led by... read more

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Commercial drone sales to rise by 84 percent in 2016

January 18, 2016By

A new study from U.K.-based Juniper Research has found that annual revenues from commercial drones sales are expected to reach $481 million this year, up 84 percent from last year’s figure of $261 million. The new research — “Drones: Consumer & Commercial Applications, Regulations & Opportunities 2015-2020” — found that a low price point had significantly reduced the barrier to entry in many sectors, with high-performance models... read more

VDOS Global and Cunningham Lindsey partner for drone insurance claims

December 8, 2015By

Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and risk management services company, is partnering with VDOS Global, an unmanned inspection services company, to incorporate drone technology solutions into the insurance market. As the first FAA-authorized UAS-inspection company in the United States, VDOS is a provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services whose commercial pilots are seasoned and fully licensed with FAA certifications. Cunningham... read more

UAS Registration Task Force Members Announced

October 30, 2015By

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta has announced the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos of Google X will co-chair the group. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Administrator Huerta announced the formation of the Task Force on Oct. 19. The Task Force... read more

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UAV Registration Requirement Announced, Task Force Formed

October 19, 2015By
The popular DJI Phantom 3. (Photo credit: DJI)

New Task Force to Develop Recommendations by Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for UAVs. read more