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

DARPA experiments with commercial drones

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is experimenting with the use of commercial drones. The agency has announced a new program designed to explore and develop new ways to reduce the amount of processing power, communication and human intervention needed to perform low-level tasks with drones. The Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed the initial phase of its data collection, where its quadcopters were able to avoid obstacles going 20 meters per second.

Feb 17, 2016 4:47:13 PM

AirMap gets new security experts

AirMap, a provider of airspace services for drones, has announced new security experts are joining its team to collaborate on recommendations and ensure a safe future for drones.

Feb 17, 2016 3:40:08 PM

Drone Volt launches new drone piloting application

A new application looks to help drone operators create and design their flight plans. Drone Volt Software, a division of Drone Volt, has announced Drone Volt Pilot, an iOS app that aims to provide pilots with a better user experience for flying their drones.

Feb 11, 2016 10:47:45 AM

Topics: Releases

The FAA updates its Washington, D.C. drone restrictions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is easing up on its drone restrictions in Washington, D.C. It was previously reported the organization was shutting down all model aircraft clubs around the D.C. area. The FAA announced it is updating those restrictions to clarify who can and can’t fly.

Feb 11, 2016 10:38:05 AM

Topics: Regulation

Share your drone buying experience

We want to know where you bought your drone, what your experience was like and what services matter to you. Drone Analyst has launched a new survey, underwritten by BZ Media, the organizer of InterDrone and Drone Dealer Expo, to explore the purchasing experience of hobby, commercial and public drone operators.

Feb 11, 2016 10:22:22 AM

NASA turns to the community to handle increased air traffic

It is predicted that 20 years from now about 10 million manned and unmanned vehicles will crowd U.S. airspace every day. NASA has been working hard to develop a system that can handle the volume and variety of anticipated aircraft, but it can’t do it alone. As part of its Safe Autonomous Systems Operations Project, the organization is launching the Sky for All challenge, and is reaching out for help in developing core components, concepts and technologies that will be used to adapt current transportation systems to the future.

Feb 3, 2016 4:18:05 PM

Topics: Control Systems

DroneDeploy releases new volume measurement tool

DroneDeploy, cloud-based drone software provider, is giving users the ability to instantly compute volumes within a map from any device. The company has announced a new Volume Measurement tool as a part of its new Elevation toolbox, which aims to provide users with better granular visualization and analysis of evaluation data.

Feb 3, 2016 3:56:19 PM

Topics: Mining

See the latest footage from GoPro’s upcoming drone, Karma

GoPro is giving us a sneak peek into its upcoming drone, Karma. In an e-mail, the company’s founder and CEO Nick Woodman provided footage from Karma, showcasing some of its video capabilities.

Feb 2, 2016 3:31:25 PM

Topics: Updates