Industry News

Mar 15, 2018 | Industry News

Boeing-owned subsidiary Insitu has named Esina Alic, ex-Adidas executive, as its president and chief executive officer, starting April 5. She will replace Ryan Hartman, who left the company last month for Hood Technology Corp. Before this role, Alic served as senior vice president of Global Operations, Strategy and Programs at Adidas. Prior to Adidas, she held a…

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Michael Chasen of Precision Hawk
Mar 01, 2018 | Industry News

Michael Chasen took the reins as CEO of PrecisionHawk in January of 2017 and didn’t waste time becoming one of the most outspoken proponents in the commercial drone industry, advocating for the advancement of UAS. InterDrone was able to grab some time with him to get his perspective on PrecisionHawk’s recent hand off of its…

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Feb 28, 2018 | Industry News

First responders increasingly use drones as an aid in rescue operations. Edgybees wants to add Augmented Reality to their drone toolkit and has already raised $5.5 million in its seed round. Its initial investors include Motorola Solutions, Verizon Ventures, and Venture Capital. Initially used for drone racing with an AR overlay, Edgybee’s tech allows developers…

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Feb 21, 2018 | Industry News

Vodafone is testing and developing a 4G sim card-based tracking system for drones as part of its work with the European Aviation Safety Agency. The goal of the tracking system is to monitor larger commercial-use drones and ground them when flying into restricted airspace as part of a larger effort to improve security and protect…

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Self Driving Drone
Jan 29, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers from the University of Zurich have proposed using neural networks and training drones on city streets to prepare them for use in urban environments. By using data already collected from self-driving car experiments the method put forward in the paper has advantages over the GPS/obstacle avoidance system found in current drones on the market….

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Jan 23, 2018 | Industry News

In New York, DJI revealed the Mavic Air today, its latest light weight portable drone with a 4K 3-axis stabalized camera and a host of features for the photographer on the go at $799. The price tag includes the remote control, both of which are comparable in size to a smart phone. The Air features…

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Jan 10, 2018 | Industry News

Yesterday, Daniel K. Elwell, FAA deputy administer, was named acting administrator of the FAA after Michael Huerta’s departure from the helm on Saturday at midnight, and after seven years with the agency. Elwell became Deputy in June 2017 and will serve for five years as admin if asked to man the post permanently and is…

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Dec 27, 2017 | Industry News

Utilizing its authority under Title 14 of The FAA Code of Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions,” the Federal Aviation Administration will be restricting drone flights below 400 feet over DOE facilities effective on December 29. Seven DOE sites will have the restriction enforced in the interest of national security due to their particular vulnerabilities. The…

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