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Jetpacks, flying cars and taxi drones: transport’s future is in the skies

Paramedics with jetpacks, border police in flying cars and city workers commuting by drone all sound like science fiction - but the concepts are part of a advanced air mobility (AAM) market that is expected to be worth as much as $17 billion by 2025. As urbanisation leaves city streets congested and advances in technology [...]

By |2021-12-06T04:46:26+00:00December 6th, 2021|AAM, Gadgets, News, UAV|

Teledyne FLIR’s Thermal Zoom Drone Payload: More Pixels. More Accuracy.

Teledyne FLIR Unveils Radiometric Vue TZ20-R Thermal Zoom Drone Payload. The high-resolution radiometric gimbaled thermal drone payload for the DJI V2 Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 offers pixel-by-pixel temperature measurement with up to 20 times digital zoom. Radiometry allows users to measure the temperature of every pixel in the scene.  Thermal zoom capability means that [...]

By |2021-11-23T23:34:21+00:00November 23rd, 2021|UAV|

China may deploy drones on border with India

If the Global Times is to be believed, Chinese experts feel larger, fixed-wing drones, such as the GJ-1 and GJ-2 armed reconnaissance drones, can be deployed along China's borders including the border with India. The idea in the from a proposal has been floated by a Chinese legislator Hou Yun, who also happens to be [...]

By |2021-11-10T22:37:11+00:00November 10th, 2021|News, UAV|

Over 3,000 drones take over skies in China setting a world record

Drones are being perceived as the future in all spheres as technology continues to dictate our modes of living. Now, a staggering record was set in China after 3,281 drones took over the skies - displaying a camaraderie unseen before. The drone show was also inducted in the Guinness World Record directory for using over [...]

By |2021-11-10T22:33:49+00:00November 10th, 2021|UAV|

New Algorithm Flies Drones Faster than Human Racing Pilots

For the first time an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that was developed by researchers of the University of Zurich. It calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully consider the drones’ limitations. Drone A drone flying through smoke to visualize the [...]

By |2021-10-22T03:39:20+00:00November 2nd, 2021|News, UAV|

SG drone startup swoops up $26m in series B money

Singapore-based H3 Dynamics, which offers commercial drone services that use automation and machine learning, said it secured US$26 million in its series B round. The fundraise was led by Japan’s Mirai Creation Fund, which is managed by Sparx Asset Management on behalf of Toyota and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Other backers include ACA Investors, [...]

By |2021-10-21T00:11:16+00:00October 29th, 2021|UAV|

LIG Nex1 introduces satellite navigation and cargo drones

The defense company is also presenting the Korean Positioning System, a local version of the Global Positioning System, at the biennial defense exhibit at Seoul Air Base.   The KPS, a 3.72 trillion-won ($3.15 billion) project that will run from 2022 through 2035, consists of eight satellites and is expected to serve as key infrastructure [...]

By |2021-10-21T00:09:04+00:00October 27th, 2021|News, UAV, UTM 2015, World|

FAA Memo Specifies “Associated Elements” for UAS Operations

Associated Elements provided by physical and digital infrastructure will support advanced UAS ecosystems. New FAA guidance addressing requirements for these elements present a path forward to scalability and highlights associated challenges. A recent FAA Aviation Safety Memorandum (“Memo”) confirms what industry experts have long understood; integrating UAS into the national airspace (NAS) is nontrivial, and requires [...]

By |2021-10-24T02:46:22+00:00October 24th, 2021|UAV|

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|

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|
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