Christina Cardoza

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Dedrone raises $10 million to protect the airspace

On one hand drones can be used to do a lot of good; on the other hand, give drones to the wrong people and they can be destructive. Dedrone sees a flourishing future for the industry of drones, but it wants to make sure people on the ground are protected from the misuse of drones from above.

May 18, 2016 4:03:29 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

FAA looks to detect rogue drones at JFK

In an effort to keep the national airspace safe from drones, the Federal Aviation Administration is looking into new ways to detect the misuse of drones around restricted airport space. The agency announced it is joining forces with industry and academic partners to evaluate drone detection technology.

May 17, 2016 2:20:36 PM

Topics: Regulation

ParaZero gives drones a parachute for added safety

Safety is a huge concern and obstacle in the emerging drone industry, but how do you prevent a drone from crashing down from the sky? The short answer is you can’t: Crashes and falls are unavoidable, but you may be able to prevent any damage from happening.

May 11, 2016 3:21:59 PM

GoPro’s anticipated drone gets delayed

GoPro has been teasing its entrance into the drone market with its upcoming drone, Karma. The drone was expected to be released earlier this year, but it seems the wait will be a little longer. In GoPro’s first-quarter 2016 results, it was revealed that the company decided to delay the drone until the holidays.

May 6, 2016 11:40:48 AM

Topics: Updates

The commercial news from AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016

The AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016 event happened this week in New Orleans. While the focus was meant to be on unmanned systems in general, the interest in the commercial drone space was evident. Companies and attendees from all around the globe wanted to learn and hear about the market space and how to make the industry grow.

May 5, 2016 3:40:43 PM

Topics: Updates

Panel: Drone industry needs to take commercial future into its own hands

If you are in the drone industry, it is well known by now the benefits unmanned systems can bring to every sector of the economy. But outside the drone industry, the public has some serious privacy and security fears, which can halt innovation and stop the growth of the industry. In order for the commercial drone space to really grow, the industry needs to take hold of its own future, according to a commercial drone panel at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2016 conference in New Orleans today.

May 4, 2016 4:59:48 PM

Topics: Regulation

The Aerodrome provides new educational drone opportunities

The drone industry is growing by leaps and bounds every day, and the Aerodrome wants to help foster that innovation by educating drone operators. The Aerodrome is a provider of drone educational and training services as well as the organization behind the commercial droneport. The organization announced it is now making its facilities available for other companies to rent in order to test, train, fly or hold meetings related to unmanned aircraft.

May 4, 2016 3:14:15 PM

FAA announces new commitments to the drone industry at AUVSI

The Federal Aviation Administration understands its drone work has only just begun, and it needs to work with the industry in order to organize, manage and refocus its priorities while preserving the growth of innovation. The administration unveiled plans to launch a broad advisory committee that will advise the FAA on key unmanned issues at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016 event in New Orleans today.

May 4, 2016 1:25:59 PM

Topics: Regulation

DJI and PrecisionHawk partner on unmanned agriculture solutions

DJI and PrecisionHawk are teaming up in order to make life on the farm easier. The companies announced plans to link DJI’s drone hardware with PrecisionHawk’s software at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2016 conference in New Orleans today. The result aims to provide farmers with a complete agricultural analytics solution.

May 3, 2016 2:52:22 PM

Topics: Precision Agriculture, Releases

Amazon envisions a future with shared airspace

When Amazon first introduced its plans to create a drone delivery solution, the company knew it was an ambitious plan that was going to take a lot of time. Now that Amazon has had time to refine its business plan and look at the bigger picture, the company is looking to accelerate the integration of its delivery drones by developing a shared airspace. Gur Kimchi, vice president for Amazon’s Prime Air, spoke about the company’s idea of a shared airspace at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016 conference in New Orleans today.

May 3, 2016 2:28:43 PM