Malaysian government to stop water polluters with DJI drones

October 27, 2020 0 Comments

The Malaysian state government of Selangor will soon be turning to drones to put a stop to water polluters, a big problem in the state. The drones will start patrolling waterways from next month and catch polluters during the day and night. Reported by The Star, the drones were purchased with the help of the Malaysian federal government …

ANAFI USA and Pix4D: Compatible to Create Complete Solutions

October 26, 2020 0 Comments

Parrot, the leading European drone group, and Pix4D, the leading professional photogrammetry and drone mapping software company, “are excited to announce the latest generation ANAFI USA drone is now compatible with the Pix4D software suite,” says a Parrot press release. That’s not a surprise, as Parrot owns 95% of Pix4D.  It does indicate, however, that …

DJI and Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team

October 26, 2020 0 Comments

DJI and Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team have lift-off! DJI, the latest Official Supplier to the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, are the number one choice for aerial imaging and creative camera technology across the globe. The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, will be utilizing a wide range of DJI aerial and handheld products to …

5G on drones could fix poor network connection at events

October 26, 2020 0 Comments

Estonian company Hepta Airborne Group has the answer to a slow network connection at busy events: 5G-equipped drones that beam the signal down to the crowd. Using drones allows the network to scale to demand as it’s required. Earlier this week, Hepta Airborne tested out 5G drones at a stadium in Athens, Greece, to see how network …

Ware Closes Funding Round: the Drone Solution for Warehouse Inventory Counting

October 23, 2020 0 Comments

Image Provided by Ware The latest drone industry startup to score new funding is CA-based Ware, a technology startup deploying autonomous drones for warehouse inventory counting.  The Ware funding, $2.5 million in seed-round funding, is heavily driven by drone industry insiders who recognize the potential market for warehouse applications. The Ware funding round was led …

Iris Automation and City of Reno Partner on River Search and Rescue Program

October 23, 2020 0 Comments

Iris Automation, providers of the Casia onboard Detect and Avoid (DAA) collision avoidance system, has partnered with the City of Reno under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP).  The partnership is to develop the River Search and Rescue Program, designed to equip the city’s fire department with drone …

Section 2209 Isn’t Familiar to Most Drone Operators – but Advocates Urge the FAA to Comply with it

October 23, 2020 0 Comments

Section 2209 of the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016 (the Act) hasn’t been implemented yet.  But a group of drone industry advocates urge the FAA to act quickly, in a letter sent to the FAA. Section 2209 was designed to provide some authorities, such as state governments, with a process to apply to …

Ware Raises Funding

October 23, 2020 0 Comments

Ware Raises Funding to Advance Warehouse Innovation, Drone Technology Ware, a technology startup deploying autonomous drones for warehouse inventory counting, has closed $2.5 million in seed-round funding, led by UP Partners, with participation from Bloomberg Beta, 2048 Ventures, Tom McInerney—angel investor in companies like Uber—and drone industry expert Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio. The funding will be used …

Parrot Partners with U.S. Firm to Spark Better Battery Charge

October 22, 2020 0 Comments

Source: Parrot European drone maker Parrot has announced a partnership with Colorado Drone Chargers to market what company officials are calling a “revolutionary charging system.” A Parrot press releases states the charger will allow drone pilots to simultaneously charge four Parrot ANAFI USA 3400mAh flight batteries in the field in less time than a standard charging system. …

NASA’s STEReO: Air Traffic Management for Emergency Response

October 22, 2020 0 Comments

image courtesy NASA By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As emergency managers readily adopt the use of drones to aid in the response to natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes, the skies above those disaster zones are becoming increasingly crowded with aerial vehicles, both manned and unmanned, creating the need for an automated aerial …