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Hacking a Tesla Model X with a DJI Mavic 2 drone equipped with a WIFI dongle

A security duo has demonstrated how to hack a Tesla Model X’s and open the doors using a DJI Mavic 2 drone equipped with a WIFI dongle. The scenario is disconcerting, hackers could use a drone to fly on your Tesla Model X and open the doors, a couple of researchers demonstrated. The researchers Kunnamon, [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:09+00:00August 5th, 2021|AUV, AV, Gadgets, International, World|

Teledyne Optech’s CL-360 serves as building block for next gen, best-in-class UAVs

Teledyne Optech’s CL-360 is a survey grade 360-degree laser scanner that enables OEM hardware manufacturers and integrators to develop the next generation of best-in-class UAV, mobile, and terrestrial scanning solutions for various surveying applications. Being a survey grade lidar scanner means that the resulting 3D points derived from the CL-360 are suitable for applications such [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:27+00:00June 1st, 2021|AUV, AV|

Aeronautical Knowledge and Safety Test Updates

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) The FAA's 2018 Reauthorization Bill (PDF) introduced new requirements for recreational drone pilots (see P.L. 115-254, Section 349 (PDF) – exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft). The law requires all recreational flyers pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and carry proof of passage when flying. [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:28+00:00February 22nd, 2021|AUV|

The next frontier in drone warfare? A Soviet-era crop duster

In September 2020, on the second day of the six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, the  Armenian defense forces published a video of one of their units deploying a surface-to-air missile system to target a low-flying, slow-moving object—a drone. But what the soldiers shot down was no cutting-edge autonomous [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:29+00:00February 16th, 2021|AUV, AV|

New FAA Drone Rules Clear the Path for Use in Development and Construction

As was recently reported in Robinson+Cole’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued two Final Rules for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), i.e., drones: (1) requiring Remote Identification (Remote ID Rule), and (2) authorizing small UAS (weighing less than 55 pounds) to fly over people and at night under certain conditions (Operations Over [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:30+00:00January 26th, 2021|AUV, UAV|

Using drones to create local quantum networks

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has used drones to create a prototype of a small airborne quantum network. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe sending entangled particles from one drone to another and from a drone to the ground. Computer scientists, physicists and [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:30+00:00January 26th, 2021|AUV, UAV|

Jurassic Park Was Not Far Off Using AUV! – Yellowstone National Park visitors can catch rides on the autonomous shuttles early next summer.

In its recently unveiled, first-ever autonomous vehicle pilot set to unfold at Yellowstone National Park in May, the National Park Service has an eye on the future—and its next generation of visitors, who will likely be tech-savvy and extremely online. “The demographics and the visitor profiles that we’ll see in the future—right, we're going to have people [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:47+00:00December 15th, 2020|AUV|

Introduction to UAS Safety Management Systems

Safety management systems (SMS) have been a core piece of aviation compliance and best practices for decades. As commercial drone programs across industries have developed over recent years, adopting SMS for uncrewed operations was a natural evolution of SMS, albeit not a perfect fit given the unique nature of UAS (Unmanned/Uncrewed Aircraft Systems) or [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:48+00:00December 5th, 2020|AUV|

FCC Recommendation of C-Band Frequency for Drones

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently recommended a portion of C-band radio frequency spectrum be reserved for drone use and presented the recommendation to Congress in a report on Section 374 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. View the FCC’s report. The FCC study considered whether unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations should be permitted [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:50+00:00November 30th, 2020|AUV|

Amazon fires several employees in Prime Air drone project: Report

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) E-commerce behemoth Amazon has fired several employees who were part of its Prime Air drone delivery project, Financial Times reported on Thursday. According to the report, the company has laid off “dozens” of employees working on the firm’s drone project while also seeking out manufacturing deals with third party vendors. The company [...]

By |2021-08-31T19:47:51+00:00November 30th, 2020|AUV|
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