Christina Cardoza

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DJI streams first Facebook Live video at F8

Facebook announced a new system that will allow users to stream live video from any device on their the social media platform... even drones! DJI showed off Facebook Live video using its aerial platform Phantom 4 at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference.

Apr 13, 2016 3:32:59 PM

Why DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro are forming their own drone alliance

When DJI, 3DR, Parrot and GoPro announced they were forming a new group, the Drone Manufacturers Alliance, there were some questions left unanswered. Weren’t these companies originally a part of the Small UAV Coalition? Why did they leave? And how are these two initiatives going to coexist?

Apr 12, 2016 5:39:07 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

AirMap raises $15 million to advance its airspace management system

AirMap is announcing a US$15 million series A round of funding to advance its drone tools, promote air safety, and accelerate the use of drones in everyday life. AirMap provides services that aim to help drone operators see where they can and can’t fly.

Apr 8, 2016 12:28:31 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships, Control Systems

FAA tackles regulations for micro drones that operate over people

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently considering regulations that would allow certain small unmanned aircraft to operate over people who are not directly involved in their flight. The administration has developed the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to come up with recommendations for performance-based regulations. The committee has made its final regulations publicly available.

Apr 7, 2016 10:59:19 AM

Topics: Regulation

Google granted patent for medical assistance drone

Google entered the drone delivery space in 2014, but has been mum about what it plans to deliver. The company was just awarded a new patent that gives new insight into the company’s drone delivery strategy.

Apr 6, 2016 5:18:09 PM

Topics: Search and Rescue, Patents

Navigating through the legal landscape for drones

There are a ton of technical hoops drones have to fly through before they can be truly mainstream. The technology is still developing and advancing on the way to making them into autonomous smart flying machines, but it isn’t only the technical hurdles drone operators have to be looking at. Before they can even prepare their drones for liftoff, they have ensure they are complying with all the legal regulations.

Apr 6, 2016 4:00:54 PM

Topics: Regulation

DARPA works to help drones automatically avoid mid-air collisions

DARPA has announced its first successful flight using a new system that aims to help aircraft sense and avoid other aircraft. The research effort is being conducted through DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. During its flight test, an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) used the technology to detect and track in real time a Cessna 172G aircraft approaching from various locations.

Apr 6, 2016 12:31:51 PM

3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot form the Drone Manufacturers Alliance

3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot have announced a new collaborative effort to promote innovation, ensure safety, and provide a practical and responsible regulatory framework for drones. The companies have announced the Drone Manufacturers Alliance, a coalition that aims to be the voice of drone manufacturers and customers across civilian, commercial, governmental, nonprofit, public safety, and recreational sectors.

Apr 5, 2016 10:21:03 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

DJI accuses Yuneec of patent infringement

DJI is going after Yuneec in a new patent infringement case. DJI has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Yuneec stating Yuneec’s products and technology infringe on two of DJI’s patents.

Apr 4, 2016 1:57:43 PM

Complier Enterprise wants to make drones useful

VDOS Global and RPAS Training & Solutions are joining forces to form Complier Enterprise, a new organization designed to help enterprise clients in North America, Australia and Africa take get into the drone industry.

Mar 31, 2016 10:55:12 AM

Topics: Releases