UAV Safety – Page 10

Kansas State Polytechnic Teams With to Improve Drone Safety

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus has joined with a Kansas-based company to launch three technology competitions, including one to find ways of improving the safety of drones. Kansas State Polytechnic says it is working with, an online community that [Read More]

New Mexico State University Rolls Out Drone Workshop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 16, 2016

New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight Test Center is offering a three-day workshop on drone technology and regulations. Taking place Sept. 13-15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the workshop will be suited for “government, civil [Read More]

Drone ‘Security Gap’ Tackled by Airbus and San Fran Tech Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2016

The civilian-drone defense system from Airbus and Dedrone uses cameras, radars, microphones and directional scanners to secure critical airspace.

Drone Seminar to be Held in Mississippi Airport Terminal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2016

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, Miss., is holding its second drone seminar, which will take place in the airport terminal next Monday, Aug. 15. According to a Facebook post from the airport, the seminar, “back by popular demand,” [Read More]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Nashville Sets UAS Rules

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2016

The Nashville, Tenn., district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has implemented a new policy governing the use of recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at all Nashville District lakes within the Cumberland River Basin. The guidance has designated safe [Read More]

Want Instant Drone Insurance for 10 Clams an Hour?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2016

Verifly, which says it is the first company to offer on-demand drone liability insurance, has now launched its services in 40 states. Starting at $10/hour through an iOS or Android app, Verifly’s model offers $1 million in liability coverage and [Read More]

Drone Racing League Establishes Safety Guidelines for FPV Races

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

The Drone Racing League (DRL) has launched a new safety program for first-person-view (FPV) racing events. Announced in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology’s (OSTP) recent “Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation,” is [Read More]

DJI Makes Olympics Area Off Limits for its Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2016

DJI has updated software in its drones to include no-fly zones around venues for the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil. The temporary restrictions in Rio de Janerio, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and other Brazilian cities were put in place at the [Read More]

U.S. Senator: We’re ‘Flying Blind’ When it Comes to UAS Privacy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 04, 2016

Following the White House’s announcement of new efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace, Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., is calling for additional privacy safeguards. “While I am pleased that the White House continues its efforts to [Read More]

DJI, uAvionix Collaborate on ADS-B Collision Avoidance for Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 28, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company DJI and uAvionix Corp., a manufacturer of aircraft collision-avoidance technology, have announced a collaboration in which they will create an automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) software developer kit (SDK). The uAvionix line of lightweight Ping [Read More]