ANSI Releases User Survey

October 14, 2020 0 Comments

ANSI Releases User Survey on Use of Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced today the release of a user survey to capture how companies, organizations, and agencies use the Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 2.0), which was published by the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) in June 2020. Version 2.0 of the roadmap …

Transport Canada Approves BVLOS Commercial Drone Operations

October 14, 2020 0 Comments

Transport Canada Approves BVLOS Commercial Drone Operations with Iris Automation’s Casia Safety Technology  Transport Canada has issued the second Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights in uncontrolled airspace utilizing infrastructure masking and Iris Automation’s onboard detect-and-avoid (DAA) solution to MVT Geo-solutions. Under this SFOC, MVT, the UAS Center of Excellence (CED Alma), and …

Aerial Surveying: DJI Introduces 2 New Powerful Payloads

October 14, 2020 0 Comments

This week the INTERGEO conference takes place: the world’s biggest conference for the geospatial industry.  Drones have become such a big part of the geospatial industry that there is now a dedicated section of the show for them: INTERAERIAL Solutions focuses on aerial surveying using drones.  At Intergeo today, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, DJI announced …

DJI Unveils Zenmuse P1 And Zenmuse L1

October 14, 2020 0 Comments

DJI Unveils Zenmuse P1 And Zenmuse L1 – First Integrated Lidar Drone Solution And A Powerful Full-Frame Camera Payload For Aerial Surveying This morning, DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced two new game-changing payload solutions for its flagship commercial drone platform, the Matrice 300 RTK. Introducing the DJI Zenmuse P1 and DJI …

DJI Phantom 5 is coming?

October 14, 2020 0 Comments

Does this mean a DJI Phantom 5 is coming? We don’t think so An image shared on Twitter in response to a tweet about the DJI Mavic 3 killing the Phantom 5 shows off what looks to be graphics for the Phantom 5 launch. We aren’t so sure the image is real – and have doubts that …

UK agricultural insurance market

October 13, 2020 0 Comments

Drones and data set to revolutionise the UK agricultural insurance market Iprosurv, the UK’s leading aerial survey, inspection and mapping provider, has entered into a partnership with US-based agricultural surveying specialists, Sentera, in a move that will change the way agricultural risks are managed and insured in the UK.  The deal sees the full Sentera …

ModalAI Launches VOXL m500

October 13, 2020 0 Comments

ModalAI Launches VOXL m500 – American-Made Drone Pre-Configured with LTE Check out the latest from ModalAI, the VOXL m500. It’s a fully built and ready to fly autonomous drone. It’s American-made and perfect for your developer needs. [embedded content] Development Drone Built in USA Develop PX4 autonomous flight quickly with this open and fully programmable bind …

University Drone Racing League Flies into Simulation Series

September 13, 2020 0 Comments

Twitter Linkedin email Facebook Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Source: IUDRO With the spectator-less sporting world navigating limited, COVID-adjusted game schedules, the world of simulated drone racing is scratching the spectating itch of thrill-seeking fans globally. Most recently, IUDRO (International Universities Drone Racing Organization) launched a drone eSports platform in collaboration with LuGus Studios, a Belgium-based software …

Virtual Drone Racing Series Benefits COVID Relief

May 12, 2020 0 Comments

Twitter Linkedin email Facebook Pinterest Reddit Tumblr file Drone Racing League’s  fantasy, virtual drone-racing series takes flight Saturday to fund pandemic relief for healthcare facilities. The 2020 FanDuel DRL SIM Racing Cup will feature 12 pilots battling it out on the DRL SIM, a true-to-life drone racing simulator. “Fans tuning in will feel as if they …

Drone Racing League Wraps 2020 Online Simulation Tournament next week

March 18, 2020 0 Comments

Twitter Linkedin email Facebook Pinterest Reddit Tumblr The Drone Racing League’s 2020 Online Simulation Tournament is virus proof – it’s all online. Virtual tryouts are underway with regular matches through March 26. The champ will receive a $50,000 season contract. In total, the DRL is awarding $75,000 in prizes over the two-month seasons. The tryouts …