Europe

senseFly brings UAV insight to AgGateway

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Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, September 29, 2014 –Swissmini drone producer, senseFly, has become the first UAV manufacturer to join AgGateway. Swissmini drone producer senseFly has joined AgGateway, becoming the first UAV manufacturer to join this non-profit consortium of businesses that serve the…

Too windy! Real-life drone delivery cancelled

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By Arjun Kharpal | CNBC If you’re waiting at home for a drone-delivered package, best check the weather report. Deliveries might be late because companies seemed to have overlooked one important obstacle: the wind. Deutsche Post DHL (XETRA:DPW-DE) was set to deliver medicines on an…

Microdrones Parcelcopter

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Next step for the Parcelcopter-Project at Deutsche Post DHL: From the city Norden to the island of Juist the copter of microdrones will go into regular operations. More than twelve kilometers will be autonomously »bridged« by the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

JARUS New Appointments & Announcement of Secretariat

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JARUS (Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems) is a global grouping of national aviation authorities developing and proposing regulations for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). Several important decisions were taken at the JARUS plenary meeting, which took place in…

Blue Bear furthers UAV automation research

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By: BETH STEVENSON Flightglobal.com Blue Bear Systems and the University of Bristol have introduced a new concept that automates unmanned air vehicle (UAV) flight for use in challenging conditions. Dubbed Smart Boomerang, the system comprises two cameras and a mobile phone-derived computer that enables UAVs…

In Switzerland, police find a use for drones

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Matt McFarland Earlier this month, the Zurich police department began using a drone to take aerial photos of accidents. The drone is most useful for accidents that occur over a large span — such as those involving a crane or train…