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Pix4D Touting Drone Mapping Solutions at United Nations Panel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D is speaking about drone mapping at a panel held today by the United Nations’ Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). The CSTD’s panel will discuss the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring [Read More]

SkyPixel and DJI Crown Best Aerial Photographs of 2016

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

SkyPixel, an aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has selected the winners of its two-month global competition for the top drone photographs of 2016. The 2016 “SkyPixel Photo of the Year” went to “Fishermen close the net,” a [Read More]

Introducing the ‘Remote Pilots Council,’ Launched by AUVSI

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched the Remote Pilots Council (RPC), which aims to promote education and dialogue between commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators, industry stakeholders and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Through a combination [Read More]

Cyberhawk’s UAVs Inspect Rail Network Inside and Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company Cyberhawk Innovations recently completed an internal and external structural inspection for the U.K.’s rail network. The inspection, which took place earlier this year, was completed over the course of two days at Rugby rail station [Read More]

Selfie Dronie App Developer Closes $14M Funding Round

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2017

Neurala, a Boston-based software company that focuses on making robots, drones, consumer electronics, toys and smart devices more intelligent, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners and included participation from Sherpa [Read More]

Texas Instruments Develops Tech to Extend UAS Battery Life, Flight Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced two circuit-based subsystem reference designs that the company says will help consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life. TI says its 2S1P battery management system (BMS) reference design transforms [Read More]

Velodyne LiDAR Cuts Ribbon on San Jose ‘Megafactory’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., a provider of light, detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, has opened up a new “megafactory” that the company says will significant ramp up production of its 3D LiDAR sensors, including for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Located in [Read More]

With $15M Investment, Measure Prepares for Expansion to New Markets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Measure, a Washington, D.C.-based Drone as a Service company, has raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Cognizant Technology Solutions. LionTree Advisors acted as financial advisor for the investment. Measure and its national network of licensed pilots provide turnkey [Read More]

Arizona City Chats with the Public on UAVs in Parks

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

The City of Tempe, Ariz., is seeking public input on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the city’s parks. According to an announcement from the city’s government, Councilmember Joel Navarro is inviting the community to a Jan. 17 [Read More]

Amateur Radio Group Voices ‘Urgent Complaint’ to Feds on Drone Transmitters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 13, 2017

In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and marketed [Read More]