Ford Targets Drone-to-Vehicle Technology to Improve Emergency Services, Commercial Business Efficiency

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Ford and drone-maker DJI drive innovation in smart drone-to-vehicle software with DJI Developer Challenge DJI Developer Challenge designed to create a rapidly deployable surveying system for use by the United Nations in emergency zones; future applications could include agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection and other work These types of mobility innovations are part of Ford…

Drone caused power outage in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights Neighbourhood

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — PG&E is investigating what appears to be the first power outage in San Francisco caused by a drone on Sunday night. About three dozen homes in Bernal Heights lost power. “We heard a loud explosion,” Teresa Kennett said. Kennett said she and her neighbors believe a power pole at Peralta Avenue…

Police advise UK citizen not to use UAV

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Tiruvannamalai police have advised a foreigner, who had come to Sri Ramana Ashram, not to use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that he had brought to the country. Police are also conducting inquiry to check his antecedents. A senior police officer said preliminary inquiry found nothing suspicious about him. Joseph Benjamin Murrel (27) of London…

Parrot Disco an FPV flying wing for all

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Here we go with the CES announces. Parrot bring a new flying wing to the party which looks very promising. I think in the indoor flight testing shown briefly in the video below its tethered. If its not that bit is super impressive. Folks are saying Parrot have abandoned the quad whilst forgetting that they…

Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!

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Congratulations to everyone at AscTec, a fantastic company that deserves every success. (ed) Exciting news! Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the German drone developer and manufacturer Ascending Technologies –subject to customary closing conditions. Intel plans for the Ascending Technologies team to continue supporting their current customers while also collaborating with Intel’s Perceptual…

Japan:- Key Chinese drone-maker sees promise in newly regulated Japan market

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BY KAZUAKI NAGATA The outlook for Japan’s drone market is promising and a recently enacted law to regulate flights of unmanned aerial vehicles will result in a safer user environment, according to the Japan chief of China-based drone-maker DJI. Allen Wu, who heads the Japan office of the world’s largest commercial drone-maker, said that as…

MSSU student using drone in mining district research

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In the past, someone wanting an aerial view of the Tri-State Mining District would have had to rent an airplane and hire a photographer. Kush Bhakta, a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Missouri Southern State University, has come up with a much more efficient way to monitor the ongoing cleanup at the region’s mining sites.…

Phase One Industrial Announces 100 Megapixel Medium Format Metric Cameras for Aerial Data Acquisition

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COPENHAGEN, Phase One Industrial, a leading developer of aerial medium format camera equipment, today announced 100 MP CMOS-based medium format metric cameras available for aerial mapping and other demanding applications. The development of the Phase One iXU 1000 and the iXU-R 1000 camera systems marks a shift toward higher value for the aerial data acquisition…

Dronewerx Receives 333 Exemption

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DRONEWERX®, LLC. an Ohio manufacturer of advanced, high-quality unmanned aircraft systems for the first responder, public safety and infrastructure inspection markets, recently received a 333 Exemption (No. 13630) from the Federal Aviation Administration allowing the company to fly its entire product line of custom systems. One of the aircraft covered under this exemption is the…