Amazon aims to protect drones with new patent

Amazon is taking precautions when it comes to their drones in the sky. The company was awarded a patent to thwart against unwarranted hack attacks and being shot down from the sky.

Dec 28, 2016 1:56:08 PM

Flirtey begins 7-Eleven drone deliveries

7-Eleven’s dream of delivering its goods via drones are becoming a reality with the help of drone delivery service Flirtey. Flirtey has announced it’s already made 77 autonomous drone delivers to 7-Eleven customers in the U.S.

Dec 20, 2016 4:11:51 PM

Is GoPro plummeting out of the drone market?

GoPro had high hopes for entering the drone market, but it seems those hopes (much like its drones) are beginning to crash and burn. Okay, so while its drones didn’t exactly crash and burn... they did crash.

Dec 19, 2016 4:25:29 PM

Amazon makes first drone delivery

Amazon has announced it made its first fully autonomous Prime Air delivery last week. Prime Air is the company’s drone delivery initiative. While the company has faced drone delivery limitations in the U.S., that hasn’t stopped them from making leeway in other parts of the world.

Dec 14, 2016 10:48:03 AM

AirMap unveils drone security program

AirMap wants to lay out the foundation for drones to be implemented safely and securely into the national airspace. The company announced Drone ID, a digital identity certificate for drones. Drone ID was developed in collaboration with DigiCert, a security solutions provider.

Dec 13, 2016 2:54:55 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Commercial Drone Alliance calls on Trump to help foster innovation

The United States is currently undergoing a transformative technology era thanks to drones, but with a new President taking office next year, the future of that era is still unknown. The Commercial Drone Alliance, an organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of commercial drone businesses and users, recently wrote to President-elect Donald Trump asking for his help in pushing the drone industry further.

Dec 8, 2016 11:13:05 AM

Topics: Updates

Raptor Maps gets commercial backing

Agriculture drone technology provider Raptor Maps is getting the backing it needs to make its solutions soar. The company announced that Airware’s Commercial Drone Fund has decided to invest in them. The fund was established as a way to support developing commercial drone businesses, technologies and services.

Dec 7, 2016 3:42:28 PM

Topics: Precision Agriculture, Releases

DJI expands developer solutions

DJI is giving developers new tools to create drone applications. The company announced new features and enhancements to its mobile and onboard software development kits at its first DJI AirWorks conference in San Francisco last week.

Dec 5, 2016 4:30:04 PM

Topics: Releases, Software

Build your own custom drone with MIT CSAIL

Now that you can easily fly drones with the FAA’s permission, what type of drone do you want to fly? There are plenty of options on the market and a range of capabilities each drone offers, but what if there isn’t an all-in-one drone out there that fits all your needs?

Dec 5, 2016 4:15:52 PM

Topics: Updates

AirMap opens APIs to drone developers

The drone industry is still in its early stages, and AirMap wants to help it reach its full potential. AirMap is an airspace-management platform provider designed to help drones become a part of everyday life. To do so, the company is opening up its airspace technology through a series of APIs and SDKs to developers.

Nov 29, 2016 5:00:04 PM

Topics: Releases, Startups and Partnerships