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NASA turns technology back toward Earth to focus on climate change

After decades of gazing into space, NASA is turning its technology back toward Earth to study the effects of drought, fire and climate change on the Blue Planet. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge last Thursday, scientists and state officials gathered to discuss how satellite data, 3D imaging and new radar and [...]

By |2021-10-21T00:34:14+00:00October 21st, 2021|News, World|

‘Ambitious’ UK plans for electric vehicles welcomed – with reservations

Car manufacturers in the UK will be mandated to produce a growing proportion of zero-emission vehicles each year under government plans to cement the transition from fossil fuels to electric cars. Targets will be introduced from 2024 for zero-emission vehicle sales, before the 2030 deadline when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and [...]

By |2021-10-21T00:01:40+00:00October 21st, 2021|AV|

Key Considerations for Airspace Integration within an Urban Air Mobility Landscape

The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Regulatory Sandbox helps industry innovators to increase their chances of complying with future regulations. This is achieved by ensuring development activities identify the key challenges that innovation can bring in terms of safety, security and consumer protection. By working with innovators via the Regulatory Sandbox, the CAA aims to [...]

By |2021-10-20T23:56:58+00:00October 20th, 2021|AAM|

First 5G and AI-Enabled Drone Platform

Following the success of the Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars as a key breakthrough for unmanned flight powered by the Qualcomm Flight Platform – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. continues its drone leadership by unveiling the world’s first drone platform and reference design to offer both 5G and AI-capabilities, the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform. This new solution [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:36:26+00:00October 19th, 2021|News, UAV|

Israeli startup AIR unveils flying vehicle

Israeli startup AIR on Tuesday unveiled its first “easy-to-operate” electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that it aims to sell directly to consumers predominantly in the United States starting in 2024. AIR has been working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for two years and expects to obtain certification by the end of [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:37:06+00:00October 19th, 2021|AAM, News|

How the Advanced Air Mobility Revolution is Gaining Momentum

If bullish timelines presented by developers of new electric aircraft to their financial backers turn out to be realistic, residents of cities like Miami and Los Angeles could be among the early adopters for a new mode of air transportation commonly referred to as—and some would say hyped—urban air mobility (UAM) or advanced air mobility [...]

By |2021-10-10T17:04:29+00:00October 19th, 2021|AAM, News|

NASA joins California firefighters to see how drones help with wildfires

Between the Dixie, Caldor, McCash, and Windy fires, Northern California has been witnessing a busy wildfire season. And this time, the firefighters on the ground are being shadowed by a crew from NASA. Their aim? To watch and learn how drones help to battle the blazes from above.  NASA’s Joey Mercer and his teammates are [...]

By |2021-10-17T22:30:45+00:00October 17th, 2021|News, UAV|

VoloDrone heavy-lift drone already completed its first public test flight

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and the Austrian vehicle manufacturer Schwarzmüller have partnered to create a new application for the classic transport trailer. Named the Mobile Vertipad, this trailer converts into a mobile take-off and landing platform for an electrically powered transport drone. This new innovative product was presented today at the [...]

By |2021-10-17T22:28:20+00:00October 17th, 2021|UAM|

Should you wait for the DJI Mavic 3 or buy another drone for the holidays?

DJI is on the cusp of launching the highly anticipated Mavic 3 prosumer drone with astounding flight time and an upgraded camera system. If you’re in the market for a drone for yourself or someone you know for the holidays, should the upcoming announcement affect your shopping decision? more… The post Should you wait for [...]

By |2021-10-17T22:25:25+00:00October 17th, 2021|News|

Watch drone video of beached trawler battered by storm waves

The swells involved may not have been the kind of 20- to 30-foot bashers that pummel fear into boaters confronting them at open sea. But the moderately whipped waves captured in a drone video shot at New Jersey’s Island Beach State Park recently do provide an idea of how helpless ships become when trapped in [...]

By |2021-10-17T22:25:24+00:00October 17th, 2021|News|
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