ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the event that brings more than 8,500 unmanned technology industry leaders and forward-thinking users from the defense and commercial sectors together to learn the latest on policy, business solutions and technology applications, is pleased to announce that industry leader DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, will sponsor the first-ever AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards. The Humanitarian Awards are designed to bring much-deserved recognition to those using unmanned systems technology to save lives, improve health, and relieve hardship and suffering.
DJI is the market-leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology. DJI products are used in agriculture, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more to help drive safer, faster operations, and with greater efficiency than ever before.
“DJI embodies the spirit and intent of the Humanitarian Awards as it strives to create transforming and complex technology into easy-to-use devices that save time, money and, mostly importantly, lives,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “We are pleased to partner with such a dynamic and innovative company whose cutting-edge products are being used for many humanitarian missions.” Continue reading →
CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance for the HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System patent application.
The HorseFly system adheres to all current FAA safety regulations for drone package delivery, as each package is delivered within the delivery driver’s “line of sight.”
The truck launched drone system is designed to assist a driver as follows:
The truck delivery driver loads the package and launches the HorseFly drone
The HorseFly drone autonomously launches from the roof of the delivery truck, gains altitude and proceeds to the delivery location
At the delivery location the drone autonomously descends and the package is released
The HorseFly drone returns to the delivery truck at a planned stop and autonomously redocks and recharges for its next delivery
The system was first successfully tested in a rural delivery, launching the drone with package from atop a truck. The HorseFly system provides significant cost efficiency by eliminating extra miles of driving to deliver packages.
“We believe, as we proceed with the patent application process, that the HorseFly truck launched drone package delivery system will be the first major change to the last mile delivery process since the invention of the truck. The HorseFly system is designed to work with the truck driver to increase efficiency,” said Steve Burns, Workhorse CEO. “We feel this is a game-changing moment in time that will innovate the way packages are delivered for many years to come.”
The HorseFly UAV Delivery System is a custom-built, high efficiency delivery UAV that is fully integrated with the Workhorse line of electric/hybrid delivery trucks. The HorseFly system conforms to FAA guidelines for UAV operation in the U.S. Most notably, being fully integrated with delivery trucks, the system is designed such that a driver or driver’s assistant can maintain line-of-sight operation of the UAV delivery process.
About Workhorse Group Inc.
Workhorse is a technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we design and build high performance battery-electric vehicles including trucks and aircraft. We also develop cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring systems that are fully integrated with our vehicles and enable fleet operators to optimize energy and route efficiency. All Workhorse vehicles are designed to make the movement of people and goods more efficient and less harmful to the environment. For additional information visit www.workhorse.com.
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In a Major Step Toward Fully Electric Aviation, Eviation and Kokam Announce Battery Supply Deal Worth Over $1 Million at Singapore Airshow
Industry-leading batteries to power first flights of all-electric aircraft by the end of 2018, with anticipated further integration of Kokam’s products into Eviation’s Alice 9-passenger airplane
SINGAPORE, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/– Singapore Airshow 2018 — Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, and Kokam, a leading battery manufacturer based in South Korea, today announced details for a battery supply deal worth over $1 million. These batteries will be used to power Eviation’s Alice aircraft, set to fly by the end of this year. A mock-up of the Alice can be viewed at the Singapore Air Show in Booth A11.
With the goal of making clean regional air travel accessible for all, Eviation is tackling one of the world’s dirtiest industries – aviation. Its zero-emissions solution, the Alice, which debuted at the 52nd Paris Air Show in June 2017, leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, industry-leading battery technology provided by Kokam, and cutting-edge composite body frames capable of carrying up to 9 passengers on a single charge for 650 miles.
Veterans and Anonymous members come together to tackle issues facing America’s veterans
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A nonprofit, dedicated to helping veterans, is launching amid the excitement of the Big Game. Veterans Anonymous is a nonprofit from the people behind Anonymous, the group known for revealing government corruption and social injustice. From Thursday, February 1 to Sunday, February 4, the group will use a trio of drones and live feed cameras, in and around the festivities, to bring attention to the exploitation of our nation’s heroes.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HAZON Solutions (“HAZON”), the national leader in drone inspection services, announced today the opening of a second office. The newly organized South West Region will be headquartered in Austin, TX, and represents the first outpost for HAZON that will decrease lead times and costs for clients west of the Mississippi River.
“We are extremely excited about opening our first regional office,” said HAZON CEO and co-founder retired U.S. Navy Capt. David A. Culler Jr. “Today represents an enormous milestone for HAZON and for our clients. We’ve serviced all work out of our Virginia location up till now. This will increase our reach across the country and ensure we’re able to better meet our client’s needs.”
This milestone represents a significant movement for HAZON, known for offering critical infrastructure inspections nationwide. In a recently published case study, HAZON articulated a 40% higher detection rate of areas of concern in transmission line inspections. The energy sector will be a key market for HAZON moving forward.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be bringing HAZON to Texas,” said HAZON Vice President Ed Hine. “HAZON is the clear leader in infrastructure inspection. By opening this office we’ll be filling a void in the southwest region by providing best in class unmanned inspection services.”
“We’ve been growing rapidly for the past two years, a regional expansion plan was a natural move for us,” said Culler. “While this is a great day, we’re not certainly not slowing down to smell the roses, we’re continuously looking forward to our next growth opportunity.”
Organizations looking for comprehensive drone-based services should contact HAZON VP Ed Hine at email@example.com or 757-962-9000.
About HAZON Solutions
HAZON Solutions is a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for Fortune 500 utility and industrial clients.
We leverage a combined 80 years of combat aviation experience to deliver industry-leading drone based solutions to help organizations increase reliability and decrease downtime due to maintenance and inspections while also mitigating risk to personnel.
Our primary focus is delivering inspection services to those companies with significant investments in critical infrastructure. We leverage our aviation expertise to collect actionable data that is otherwise difficult, dangerous or costly to gather.
For organizations that want to build out an organic drone program, we offer professional aviation consulting as well as basic and advanced flight training. To complement our consulting and training services, we have developed fleet management software for professional drone operations – Drone Management System™.
The mission of HAZON Solutions is to deliver actionable information that enhances our client’s efficiency and reliability by executing and enabling unmanned flight operations founded on naval aviation principles.
SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Makeblock announced today that two of its star products – Makeblock Neuron and Airblock are winners of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, a world-renowned design prize. Makeblock Neuron and Airblock won over the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world and stood out of over 6,400 entries which were submitted from 54 countries.
Prior to winning the iF DESIGN AWARD, Makeblock Neuron and Airblock have already been awarded with many major industrial design awards, including the world-class German Red Dot Product Design Award, American IDEA Gold Winner, Japanese Good Design, Korean K-Design. In just a few years, Makeblock has not only been widely recognized by its large base of users, but also won a series of top-notch awards, receiving acclaim within the technology industry and world-wide recognition due to its outstanding innovation capabilities. It has also been credited as a pioneer in the STEAM education industry. Continue reading →
Loveland Innovations to exhibit IMGING, the roofing industry’s first drone-based inspection and bidding tech at IRE
ALPINE, Utah, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced data analytics software and drone-based data gathering tools announced today that they’ll be demonstrating their solution, IMGING®, to roofers for the first time at the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 6 through 8. They’ll be exhibiting at booth number 565 in the exhibitor hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6 and 7, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb 8.