Trafi, the transportation safety agency of Finland, has introduced what it says is one of the most liberal aviation regulatory systems in the world in regards to the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The level of regulation depends on [Read More]
Danvers, Mass.-based drone start-up CyPhy Works has closed a $22 million Series B investment round, led by global firm Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The new financing includes participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund and Draper Nexus. [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has introduced the SAFE DRONE Act, which would make it a misdemeanor offense for an individual to knowingly operate a drone within two miles of a fire, an airport or other restricted airspace. According to [Read More]
At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a “tombstone mentality”: We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.
The agency alleges that Chicago-based SkyPan International conducted 65 drone flights between 2012 and 2014 that endangered the safety of the National Airspace System.
Sentera LLC, a drone, sensor and software company, has launched its OnTop platform, a proprietary software solution for inspection imagery of the cellular and broadcast tower industry. The OnTop platform comprises a mobile app and desktop client that automatically sync [Read More]
Daniel Verley, whose unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently crashed into an unoccupied area of the Louis Armstrong stadium during play at the U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y., has been ordered to perform five days of community service, according to Richard [Read More]
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), having cited a failure for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish privacy safeguards for commercial drones in the U.S., has filed an opening brief in its lawsuit against the federal agency. In 2012, [Read More]
Navigant Research predicts that drones and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution in every region of the world will skyrocket in the coming years.