Christina Cardoza

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Airware brings aerial data to Fortune 500 companies

Commercial drone operating system provider Airware has announced it is partnering with Fortune 500 companies to deliver complete enterprise drone solutions. The company will be targeting insurance, utilities, telecom, and oil and gas sectors to improve operational efficiency, ensure compliance, enhance worker safety, and capture accurate and repeatable data to improve decision-making.

Mar 31, 2016 10:44:24 AM

Topics: Releases

FAA doubles ‘blanket’ altitude

Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators are getting some more room to use their unmanned systems. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it is doubling its “blanket” altitude authorization to 400 feet; the agency previously put a nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) at 200 feet.

Mar 29, 2016 3:47:29 PM

Topics: Regulation

D-NAS helps enable safer UAS flights

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently reported that too many drones are still getting too close to airports, but a newly announced system aims to change that. AirMap, in coordination with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), announced the launch of the Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS). D-NAS is designed to enable safer UAS flights by allowing operators to inform airports with real-time digital information about the location of their flights.

Mar 29, 2016 3:35:05 PM

DroneDeploy’s outlook on the drone industry

The future of drones is still uncertain, but companies have no doubt the industry is going to reach new heights and change the way we live our lives. One area drones have proven themselves useful is in data. Drones have the ability to collect aerial data that can provide insight into how crops are harvesting, how animals are behaving, how to better protect animals, and how to make industrial inspection and land surveying much safer and simpler.

Mar 24, 2016 10:39:03 AM

Measure wants to deliver drone services on a national scale

Drone-as-a-Service company Measure wants to help commercial drone operators acquire aerial data without making a steep investment. The company has announced Measure Nationwide, a proprietary franchise system designed to convert existing commercial drone operators around the country into Measure franchisees.

Mar 23, 2016 2:13:11 PM

Topics: Releases

XenoSky introduces a family-friendly drone

While drones have proven useful in real estate, media, agriculture, search and rescue, and other industries and services, XenoSky is looking to bring the technology into new areas such as your home. The company has announced a new drone, the Loop, targeted at the family market and focused on modern-day family values.

Mar 23, 2016 1:01:23 PM

New details about Yuneec’s Typhoon H announced

The Intel-backed drone company Yuneec International has announced its Typhoon H drone is now available for pre-order. The Typhoon H is being offered with a free Wizard controller that enables team operation and GPS tracking.

Mar 17, 2016 10:42:22 AM

Topics: Releases

Movidius and DJI team up on vision-based autonomy

Computer vision provider Movidius is helping bring new levels of autonomy to DJI’s latest drone, the Phantom 4. The company announced its vision-based autonomy technology will help the Phantom 4 sense and avoid obstacles in real time, and hover in a fixed position without the need for a GPS signal.

Mar 17, 2016 10:29:06 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Drones program looks to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers

A new program is using drones to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers. The Lindbergh Foundation has announced the launch of the Air Shepherd program in South Africa with the help from its South African partners: Peace Parks Foundation, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife, and UAV & Drone Solutions.

Mar 7, 2016 4:22:13 PM

Topics: Humanitarian

3DR partners with Autodesk and Sony on aerial analytics

3DR is releasing a new solution to help users safely, quickly and easily inspect, survey and scan work sites with the company’s Solo smartdrone. The company has announced Site Scan, a new intuitive, open and extensible aerial analytics platform designed to deliver data to the cloud for processing and analytics.

Mar 7, 2016 3:31:13 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships