Top-notch technology for collision avoidance between drones and airplanes to be tested by Swiss start-up OneSky in collaboration with swiss aeropole SA in Payerne, Vaud

Up and coming Swiss start-up OneSky starts tests of their hardware- software solution for drones and airplanes collision avoidance, within a pilot project with Payerne based swiss aeropole, company administering the civil operations of Payerne Airport and developing the business and technological park related to aeronautics.

Government of Canada Awards Drone Airspace Management System Contract to Kongsberg Geospatial

Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract to Ottawa-based Kongsberg Geospatial for an emergency operations airspace UAV tracking system. A small UAV is shown surveying the movement of a forest fire. The EOAMS would allow first responders to deploy drones at disaster scenes without endangering other emergency response …

California bans drones from delivering marijuana

Sorry startups Drones delivering hamburgers, beer, and Amazon products might be right around the corner, but don’t get your hopes up if you want your weed sent to you via robot. That’s because California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently unveiled new regulatory rules that will ban drones from delivering marijuana, as spotted …

AERO DRONE CORPORATION TO CREATE SOFTWARE SUITE FOR DRONE MANAGEMENT

TYGH VALLEY, OREGON – Aero Drone Corporation (A/D) today announced plans to create a suite of software for drone management – enabling companies to manage fleets of drones safely, reliably, securely, and profitably.  Ensuring compliance with policies and regulations, the software will automatically capture, store, and analyze flight and maintenance data. …

Insurers Deploy Drone Fleets to Speed Harvey Disaster Recovery

By Karl Plume and Tim McLaughlin Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in an unprecedented test of unmanned aircraft’s ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for the insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders. “Harvey is an opportunity to see whose …

Vertical Technologies releases the DeltaQuad

Fully autonomous VTOL UAV with unique capabilities   Vertical Technologies has released their DeltaQuad series of autonomous VTOL UAVs. This hybrid vertical takeoff fixed wing vehicle can stream telemetry and video over the cellular network using VPN, and boasts an impressive 1 Kg payload capacity, 2 hour 45 minute flight …

DJI strips out code badness, reveals some GPL odds ‘n sods

Slowly, slowly, findee source codey By Gareth Corfield A stock photo of PHP code (Pic: Shutterstock) Chinese drone company DJI has removed hot-patching frameworks discovered in its apps by hackers – and is beginning to reveal GPL-licensed elements in its code. Informed sources told The Register the latest versions of DJI’s Go app, …

The Drone Racing League (DRL) Announces FOX Sports Asia as Broadcast Distribution Partner for 2017 Season

DRL Unveils New International Broadcast Partner to Air 2017 Season on Channel FM31 Beginning September 7, 2017 NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional drone racing, today announced FOX Sports Asia as a new broadcast distribution partner for the 2017 Season. The …

DRONEFAX Set to Capture Unrealized Market for Used Drones With Proprietary Inspection and Sales Model

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The official launch of DRONEFAX (https://dronefax.us/) is big news for the drone industry, as the company offers a first-of-its-kind used drone brokerage service that includes physical inspection of every vehicle by a licensed FAA technician. DRONEFAX gives both sellers and buyers peace of …

DJI & K-Pop Powerhouse Zanybros Form Strategic Partnership

Expanding Creative Possibilities For The Music And Entertainment Industry

HAZON Passes Major Bridge Inspection Milestone

Over 100,000 Linear Feet of Rail Bridge Inspected VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — HAZON Solutions (“HAZON”), the national leader in drone inspection services, announced today that the company has recently surpassed the inspection of more than 100,000 linear feet of railway bridges. Since early 2016, Norfolk Southern has commissioned HAZON to …

Nevada UAS Test Site tests Advanced Artificially Intelligent Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with Microsoft Researchers

HAWTHORNE, Nev., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has teamed up with Microsoft’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) research team to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their 16 ½ -foot, 12 ½- pound sailplane.   The sailplane that Microsoft is …