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

Skyward wants to help commercial drone programs take flight

Skyward is committed to helping businesses and commercial drone operators take advantage of the open skies. The company recently introduced the Take Flight package to help companies fly safely and build professional programs.

Mar 3, 2016 3:52:19 PM

Topics: Updates

DJI unveils the Phantom 4

DJI wants to give its drone operators an entire filmmaking crew all in one drone. The company announced the Phantom 4, which aims to provide operators with a spotter, cameraman and pilot, at a press event in New York City today.

Mar 1, 2016 12:56:46 PM

Topics: Releases

FAA furthers its effort to safely integrate drones into the nation’s airspace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it is establishing a new effort designed to expand the safe integration of unmanned aircraft. The FAA is creating a regulatory framework that would enable certain drones to fly over people who aren’t directly involved in the aircraft’s operation.

Feb 25, 2016 10:33:30 AM

Topics: Regulation

DJI wants to fix your drones

DJI understands that sometimes drones can crash and fail, and it wants to help operators take care of their drones. The company is announcing a new protection plan to offer its customers enhanced repair services. DJI Care is designed to give new and existing DJI drone owners the option of purchasing a protection plan that will cover damage to their aircraft, gimbal or camera under normal use or pilot error.

Feb 23, 2016 1:28:29 PM

Topics: Releases

AT&T and Intel team up on LTE connected drones

AT&T and Intel have announced an agreement to test how drones work on a network. The two companies will be testing drones on the LTE network to see how video streaming, transmitting telematics and flight information are affected.

Feb 22, 2016 3:38:28 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

uAvionix announces collaboration with the Dronecode Foundation

uAvionix Corporation, the leader in unmanned ADS-B technology and Dronecode, the nonprofit organization developing a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), announced a plan to collaborate on advanced development in ADS-B 'sense and avoid' functionality in ArduPilot-based drones.

Feb 19, 2016 9:54:00 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships