Drone Delivery Canada, U of Toronto, Ford Launch Research Project

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

Source: Drone Delivery Canada Drone Delivery Canada will soon test an automated drone in cooperation with on of the nation’s most prestigious research institutes. The Toronto-based company announced the research agreement this week with the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies in cooperation with automaker Ford. The group will test an automated drone as …

Autonomous Drone Flights Operated from Half a World Away: Emesent is Making History

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is making history with remotely operated autonomous drone flights.  The latest flight took place underground in a mine in Canada –  but was operated from Australia.  These missions “promise to drive revolutionary change in the heavy industry space,” says an Emesent press release. This flight took place …

Situational Awareness Command Centre for UAS

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

Kongsberg Geospatial and Area X.O Deploy  Situational Awareness Command Centre for UAS Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial technology company, announced today that as part of its continued partnership with the new Area X.O test facility (formerly known as Ottawa L5), it will be deploying its IRIS Airspace Management system for real-time tracking and display of airborne and land-based …

AgEagle Soars into Drone Delivery Manufacturing Deal

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

Agricultural drone company AgEagle Aerial Systems has landed a two-year contract manufacturing agreement with Chicago drone delivery startup Valqari, LLC . The deal will allow AgEagle to produce Valqari’s recently released Drone Delivery Station – a landing solution with six separate storage units to accommodate multiple deliveries or pickups. A recent Valqari press release described the platform as …

XAG Recognised for Sustainability Innovation

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XAG Recognised for Sustainability Innovation in Tackling Rural Ageing at 2020 Reuters Responsible Business Awards XAG received recognition for its sustainable farming solutions by Reuters Responsible Business Awards 2020, the world’s leading Awards celebrating leadership in sustainable business. The company was named a winner of the Sustainability Innovation category with its unremitting efforts to scale …

Georgia man arrested for shooting down drone

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

Georgia man arrested for shooting down utility company drone A Coweta County man was arrested for shooting down a utility company’s drone that was at work inspecting electrical towers. Edward Neil Pope has been charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree and reckless conduct.  While at work last week, inspecting recently painted …

The Surveillance Camera Commission Was Developed to Protect Privacy. Now it May Help Ease Fears Over Drones

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

The U.K.’s Surveillance Camera Commission was created to ensure that the public’s privacy was protected as CCTV cameras proliferated for security purposes.  The Commission encourages compliance with the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, and to provide input on “the effective, appropriate, proportionate and transparent use of surveillance camera systems.” Now, the Commissioner has awarded Crowded Space …

Transport Canada OKs IRIS Drone Flight Certificate

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

Source: IRIS Automation Transport Canada this week approved a special dflight certificate that will allow advance Iris Automation’s onboard drone detect-and-avoid (DAA) solution With the approval of the second Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights in uncontrolled airspace, IRIS will partner with MVT Geo-solutions. In April, MVT Geo-solutions …

Got 30 minutes? 30 Tips and Tricks from Pro Drone Operators [Webinar]

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

The drone industry is growing, and enterprise drone programs are expanding fast.  Employees from a wide variety of industries are adding drones to their toolkits, helping them to do their jobs more safely and efficiently.  Drones are getting easier to fly and more automated all the time, but there is more to running a successful …

Drone Experts Name SkySkopes Top U.S. Drone Service Provider

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

Source: SkySkopes One of the world’s top drone-market analysts named North Dakota’s SkySkopes as the #1 drone service provider (DSP) in the U.S., as well as one of the best globally. Drone Industry Insights (Dii) ranked SkySkopes according to the company’s size, consistent drone-industry development, global UAS market-share, growth, public awareness and online presence and …