Drone TechCon: Drone innovators and policy makers have to work together

Commercial drones are already being utilized in industries such as real estate, movie production, search and rescue, and agriculture, but the drone industry is about to get a lot bigger in the next couple of years—and it is up to the drone innovators and policy makers to bring it to that next level.

May 5, 2015 2:11:00 PM

Topics: InterDrone, Regulation

AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying

AirMap is a free, comprehensive digital map that allows unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators to visualize the airspace around them, including areas where they may not be permitted to fly. Airspace rules are complex. AirMap removes barriers to compliance by providing the low altitude airspace information that unmanned aircraft operators need. AirMap was cofounded by aviation expert and entrepreneur Ben Marcus and Dr. Gregory McNeal, a leading legal scholar on drones, public policy and air rights.

May 4, 2015 9:45:00 AM

Topics: Releases

Nevada bill could hinder drone industry, according to lobbyist

Nevada law enforcement organizations looking to implement drones into their daily job routines may run into some problems if a proposed bill is passed. State Assemb. Elliot Anderson has introduced a bill known as the Nevada Homeowner Privacy Protection Act, which looks to address anxiety about drones, but lobbyists say the bill could hinder the use of drones in law enforcement there as well as in the rest of the country.

Apr 29, 2015 4:14:00 PM

Topics: Regulation

Skyward Raises $4.1 Million in Venture Capital

Apr 28, 2015 9:11:20 AM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

3DR Expands Series C Financing to $64 Million

3DR, North America's largest manufacturer of consumer drones and founder of the world's leading open drone software platform, today announced an expansion of its Series C round of financing from $50 million to $64 million. The additional funding is led by WestSummit Capital, with additional global investors from AsiaEurope and the U.S. participating, including SanDisk Ventures and Atlantic Bridge Ventures. 3DR initiated the Series C financing with $50 million in investment led by Qualcomm Ventures, with Foundry Group, True Ventures, OATV, Mayfield, Shea Ventures. 3DR will leverage the expertise and market knowledge from a diverse investor base to lead innovation in the dynamic and rapidly expanding global UAV market. 

Apr 23, 2015 10:38:29 AM

Airware unveils operating system for commercial drones

Airware wants to power commercial drones. The drone company recently released the Aerial Information Platform (AIP), an operating system that combines hardware, software and cloud services to provide a way for users to safely operate drones, comply with regulation requirements and develop drone solutions. 

Apr 16, 2015 4:21:00 PM

Topics: Drone Development

3DR's Solo Wants to Turn You Into Christopher Nolan


Apr 13, 2015 2:29:43 PM

Topics: Releases

DJI SDK provides tools for drone developers


Apr 8, 2015 1:00:49 PM

Topics: Drone Development

Introducing the Phantom 3 from DJI

Apr 8, 2015 12:35:16 PM

Topics: Releases

Drone Business Conference Added to InterDrone Las Vegas

Includes classes/panels on running a drone business, navigating FAA requirements and more; Mega-event for commercial drone market Sept 9, 10, 11 now bigger than ever

Apr 6, 2015 12:50:33 PM

Topics: InterDrone