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

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

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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

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Lufthansa teams up with DJI on drone technology

Lufthansa Aerial Services is expanding its aerial business to include drones, and it is turning to one of the top drone companies in the world to help them. The German airline has announced it has signed a deal with DJI to develop commercial applications. According to the company, the airline will utilize DJI’s drone and open onboard systems to integrate hardware and software, manage operations, and facilitate data analysis.

Jan 26, 2016 4:03:06 PM

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Intel acquires German drone company Ascending Technologies

Intel has announced it is acquiring Ascending Technologies, a drone developer and manufacturer. According to Intel, drones are quickly becoming the computing platform of the future, and it wants to be at the forefront of this opportunity.

Jan 5, 2016 3:57:54 PM

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Ford and DJI announce the drone-to-vehicle developer challenge

Drone maker DJI and automaker Ford are launching the 2016 Developer Challenge to help improve drone emergency services. The challenge will focus on drone-to-vehicle communication in order to provide a surveying system for the United Nations Development Programme to inspect inaccessible emergency zones.

Jan 5, 2016 3:13:00 PM

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DJI and FLIR Systems team up on aerial thermal-imaging technology

Drone vision may be improving thanks to a new partnership between DJI and FLIR Systems, a provider of thermal imaging infrared cameras. The two companies have announced a strategic arrangement to bring thermal imaging capabilities to commercial drones. As part of the arrangement, the companies will develop a joint product, the DJI Zenmuse XT, expected to be released in the first quarter of 2016.

Dec 16, 2015 11:20:12 AM

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3DR collaborates with AirMap on drone safety

3D Robotics (3DR) has announced it is partnering with AirMap in order to integrate flight safety into its Solo app. AirMap is a flight zone information provider that helps drone operators visualize where they are able to fly. 3DR plans to integrate AirMap’s safety information into its drone app by the holiday season.

Nov 17, 2015 3:08:14 PM

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3DR partners with Shibamoto to bring drones to Japan

3D Robotics drones are going overseas. The company has announced a partnership with the Japanese trading company Shibamoto to bring its drones and enterprise solutions to the market. According to 3DR, this marks the company’s first international enterprise launch.

Nov 11, 2015 3:05:46 PM

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Airware, Accel and DJI look to fund the future of commercial drones

As the global adoption of commercial drones grows, organizations want to ensure the progress of commercial drone innovation worldwide. Airware just launched the Commercial Drone Fund, while DJI and Accel recently partnered up to launch the SkyFund.

May 27, 2015 5:19:00 PM

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