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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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Dec 06, 2017 | Industry News

Kittyhawk has announced the addition of Flight Profiles, which allow fleet managers and Chief Pilots to set and enforce defaults across their teams. The product change will serve the growing class of internal drone teams within the enterprise. The new additions will help enterprises enforce uniform flight standards across all their operators. Managers can set…

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Nov 30, 2017 | Industry News

On November 14, the Federal Aviation Administration publicly released a treasure trove of information on the number of drone registrations up to October 31, 2017. According to its database and a thorough analysis by Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland Michel of the Bard College Center for the Study of the Drone, 2017 showed an uptick…

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Nov 30, 2017 | Industry News

A lot has changed in the drone industry since the FAA first launched the Part 107 rules over a year ago, in August of 2016. In that time we’ve seen drones grow more sophisticated, more focused on niche applications, and generally cheaper. We’ve also seen the rise of the droneprenuer, the drone service provider who…

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