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, …

Sault-raised drone photographer sends images from his arctic voyage (11 aerial drone shots and video)

Ryan Rizzo is travelling across the country, documenting less-populated areas, and is on the front line of conservation drone photographer Former Sault resident Ryan Rizzo just spent three days cutting through icebergs on a 1950s Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in the Northwest Passage. He’s doing drone photography. Rizzo is a …

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 …

Atlas Dynamics to Launch Autonomous Professional Drone System with 55-Minute Flight Time at InterDrone 2017

Feature-rich “Atlas Pro” first to combine range, long flight-time and durability for professional drone market RIGA, Latvia, August 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlas Dynamics (http://www.atlasdynamics.eu), a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the professional user, announced today that it will showcase live demonstrations of its market-ready autonomous professional drone, the Atlas Pro, …

Independent Study by Haag Engineering Verifies the Precision and Efficacy of Using Kespry Industrial Drones for Measuring and Inspecting Roofs

Leading Industrial Drone Maker Is First to Receive Industry Seal-of-Approval for Accuracy, Adds to Momentum Following Announcement that Farmers Insurance Selected Kespry MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider, announced that highly regarded forensic engineering, research and testing firm, Haag, has conducted an independent study analyzing …

Loveland Innovations Partners with Vale Training, Offers Drone-Specific Program for Insurance Professionals

Industry-First Drone Skill-Building Program, Powered by IMGING ALPINE, Utah, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced drone solutions for the P&C insurance industry, announced today a new partnership with the leading provider of educational tools and services for insurance professionals, Vale Training. This partnership allows Vale Training to use Loveland …