Christina Cardoza

Recent Posts

Dealing with the commercial drone data explosion

The commercial drone industry is exploding, allowing businesses and operators to rapidly and cost-effectively capture data that wasn’t readily available to them before. While this is opening up new opportunities for companies, it also comes with new complications.

Aug 4, 2016 10:31:44 AM

The Weather Company enters the drone industry

Drone operators not only have to worry about avoiding people and objects when their drone is up in the air; they also have to worry about avoiding bad weather conditions. No one wants their drone to be damaged by rain or get stuck in a severe storm. The Weather Company, an IBM business, has announced it is entering the drone space to improve drone operations.

Aug 3, 2016 2:18:05 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Google’s Project Wing to soar in the U.S.

While Amazon is moving its drone-testing activities to the U.K., Google's parent company Alphabet is getting the green light to fly in the U.S. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced new steps it will be taking to promote the adoption of drones in the U.S. in a safe, innovative way.

Aug 3, 2016 1:05:43 PM

Topics: Releases

Skyward’s Jonathan Evans on how to become a successful drone business

The rise of the drone industry means there are a lot of new opportunities for businesses. Drones are beginning to infiltrate every sector of the economy, and existing businesses are trying to figure out how this can help them grow while new businesses are sprouting up to figure out how to take advantage of the new market.

Jul 28, 2016 10:56:27 AM

Topics: Interviews

Amazon granted patent for UAV docking stations

Amazon is looking to cover all its bases as it builds out its Prime Air drone delivery service. The company was recently granted a patent for “multi-use UAV docking station systems and methods” that would provide drones with operations such as a recharging station, navigational aid, and routing information. The company sees existing structures such as buildings, cell towers and light poles being used as docking stations as well as standalone structures.

Jul 20, 2016 4:43:45 PM

Topics: Patents

Eighteen-year-old launches his own drone company

There is a new drone company in town, and its CEO is just 18 years old. While this might seem unusual to some people in the industry, for George Matus, CEO and cofounder of Teal Drones, drones are in his blood.

Jul 20, 2016 3:38:31 PM

AT&T envisions drones for LTE service

Have you ever been to a concert or sporting event and had trouble uploading pictures, making calls or sending messages? Network outages or poor connections at crowded events happen all the time. AT&T is looking to address that problem with the help of drones.

Jul 13, 2016 2:15:02 PM

DJI and DroneDeploy bolster drone thermal imagery capabilities

DJI and DroneDeploy want to help businesses and drone operators get more out of thermal mapping. The two companies have announced a new partnership to increase the effectiveness of solar panel installations and inspection through drone thermal imagery capture and analytics.

Jul 12, 2016 1:45:24 PM

Topics: Software

Preparing for an autonomous drone industry

The FAA recently released a rule for commercial use of small unmanned systems: Part 107. But noticeably missing from it was the use of beyond line of sight. While the FAA is still trying to figure out how beyond line of sight will become a factor in the drone industry, other companies are already working on the technology. Iris Automation for instance is working on an autonomous and situational awareness system for drones so that when beyond line of sight does become reality, drones will be ready.

Jul 6, 2016 3:38:59 PM

Topics: Regulation

Measure adds new tool to its arsenal

Drone-as-a-service company Measure is adding a new drone to its commercial drone portfolio. The company announced a new partnership with DJI as an effort to be a one-stop shop for drone operations.

Jul 5, 2016 3:54:47 PM

Topics: Releases, Software