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  2. Skyportz Announces First Australian Air Taxi Hub to Service Brisbane Olympics by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today at the Air Taxi World Congress in London, Skyportz announced that their first Australian infrastructure for air taxis will be built at the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Australia in 2023. […] The post Air Taxi Infrastructure: Skyportz Announces First Australian Air Taxi Hub Will Serve Brisbane Olympics appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  3. Battery life is a limiting factor for commercial drones. This technology company wants to dispatch wireless power for drones. By Jim Magill A company that uses its proprietary wireless-power technology to handle complex logistics issues in the retail and warehousing industry sectors hopes to adapt that technology to be able to power small drones, without […] The post Wireless Power for Drones: Meet the Company Who Wants to Change the Battery Game appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  4. Expa, -a global network of startup founders led by Uber co-founder Garret Camp, has announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Drone delivery investment is growing, and award winning German company Wingcopter “not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery drones, but also operates drone-delivery-as-a-service infrastructure. Whether deploying vital supplies, life-saving medicine, parcels, or spare parts—the sky […] The post Drone Delivery Investment: Wingcopter Gets Strategic Investment from Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp’s Expa appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  5. EagleView and Skydio are changing an industry by elevating the use of autonomous drones for property inspections. EagleView Assess™, which leverages Skydio’s autonomous drones for property inspection and damage assessment, is now generally available. EagleView Technologies and autonomous drone provider Skydio announced a partnership in September of 2020: one which represented the largest commercial drone contract to […] The post Autonomous Drones for Property Inspection: EagleView and Skydio Offer Assess™ appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  6. Volocopter’s VoloDrone Successfully Completes First Public Flight by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today at ITS Hamburg 2021, Volocopter’s electric heavy-lift VoloDrone completed its first public flight. Alongside international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter, the urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, showcased VoloDrone’s seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport […] The post Volocopter’s VoloDrone Takes Flight: Electic, Heavy-Lift Utility Aircraft appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  7. Vantis and Thales Partner to Build North Dakota’s BVLOS Network, the Nation’s First. Vantis is North Dakota’s Statewide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Network. Since launching, Vantis has received major buzz – and major investment. Vantis is a first for the U.S.: and they’ve now announced that global tech company Thales has one the contract to build […] The post Who is Building North Dakota’s BVLOS Network? Vantis and Thales Announce Partnership appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  8. Citadel Defense Improves Counter Drone Solutions – more choices, more capabilities. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Trusted security specialist Citadel Defense has added to their intelligence and counter-unmanned aircraft systems lineup with a set of new solutions under the Titan imprint. The Titan line of CUAS solutions combines the latest in artificial intelligence, […] The post Counter Drone Solutions: Citadel Adds to the Lineup appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  9. Kuker-Ranken drone roadshow for the AEC, Survey, Civil Engineering, and Public Safety industries will let customers see new drone technology in person, before making a purchasing decision. As drone trade shows come back online slowly, the roadshow concept offers a way for professionals to see new products – with minimal travel. With stops in […] The post Kuker-Ranken Drone Roadshow: Bringing Demos to the Customers appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  10. BRINC, an emerging leader in the public safety drone market, has announced a $25 million Series A funding round. Financing was led by Index Ventures with participation from Sam Altman, Tusk Venture Partners, Jeff Weiner’s Next Play Ventures, Dylan Field, Elad Gil, Patrick Spence, Alex Wang, and former Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan. BRINC […] The post Public Safety Drone Market: BRINC Scores $25 Million in Series A Funding appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  11. Defenders month continues with this episode of the Dawn of Drones podcast on Wednesday October 13th, at a SPECIAL TIME (this week only: 1 pm ET/12 pm CST), live from the UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Watch below! Join host Dawn Zoldi LIVE from the UAS Summit and Expo in […] The post Andy Armacost, President of University of North Dakota: This Week on Dawn of Drones at a Special Time! appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
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  13. Routescene case study demonstrates the benefits of using drones to manage powerline vegetation. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby The latest in a series of forestry based case studies conducted by Routescene showcases the value of remote sensing techniques like UAV LiDAR for identifying diseased or damaged trees and overgrown vegetation close to powerlines […] The post Drones to Manage Powerline Vegetation: Routescene UAV LiDAR appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  14. The Department of Defense (DoD) has named 11 vendors to the new Blue sUAS 2.0 list – a pilot project designed to streamline the approval process for drone technology to become “government approved.” The move is designed to enlarge the list of compliant aircraft available to government agencies, some of whom have complained that the […] The post New Blue sUAS 2.0: 11 Vendors Named for Project to Prototype a New Approval Process appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  15. Researchers seek to improve battery power to enable urban air mobility flights. by Jim Magill The key to achieving a future of urban air mobility (UAM) lies in the development of a power source, compact enough to not take up too much room or add too much weight to an aircraft, yet powerful enough to […] The post Can Batteries Power Urban Air Mobility Flights? appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  16. Chula Vista PD Drone Program Enlists AirData to Provide Community Transparency by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Chula Vista Police Department’s nationally recognized drone program has enlisted the aid of drone fleet management industry leader AirData UAV in order to help provide drone flight transparency to the public. AirData now enables Chula Vista residents […] The post Chula Vista PD Drone Program Uses AirData to Provide Full Transparency to Community appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  17. TruWeather and Drone Industry Systems Corp Partner for Smart Rooftop or Ground Vertiports, a Scalable UAS/AAM Infrastructure Solution By: Dawn Zoldi Two companies, TruWeather Solutions and Drone Industry Systems Corporation (DISC), have teamed up to provide a holistic infrastructure solution for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) industry. Mike DiCosola, CEO […] The post Smart Rooftop or Ground Vertiports: TruWeather and Drone Industry Systems Corp appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  18. Alphabet’s Wing is piloting a new model for retail drone delivery, launching delivery drones from the rooftop of shopping centers directly to homes and businesses in southeast Queensland. Wing started one of the first retail drone delivery services in the world in an Australian suburb, and they now boast over 100,000 successful and safe deliveries. […] The post Wing Pilots a New Model for Retail Drone Delivery appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  19. Drone-based LiDAR systems are being used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians for 3D mapping, in a successful transfer of technology from DoD laboratories to the field. “RedTail LiDAR Systems, a leader in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror-based light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, has delivered six LiDAR systems to the 707th Ordnance Company stationed at […] The post Drone-Based LiDAR for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Units: More than Mapping appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  20. Hidden Level Launches ASM in Arlington During Cowboys/Eagles Game: Airspace Monitoring During Monday Night Football by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, Syracuse-based Hidden Level announced that they have brought their Airspace Monitoring Service (AMS) to Arlington, Texas, as part of the city’s Smart City initiative. Hidden Level’s AMS provides law enforcement and security […] The post Airspace Monitoring During Monday Night Football: Hidden Level Launches ASM in Arlington, TX appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  21. The Dawn of Drones podcast is dedicating the entire month of October to our Defenders! Join host Dawn Zoldi on Wednesday Oct 6th, 11 am ET with Charles Werner, DRONERESPONDERS, and Christopher Todd, AIRT as they discuss the latest developments in drone use in the public safety community, our nation’s first line of defense! DRONERESPONDERS […] The post DRONERESPONDERS and AIRT: This Week on Dawn of Drones, as Public Safety Month Begins appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  22. Raya Airways of Malaysia is testing the commercial viability of cargo delivery by drone in Kuala Lumpur, using cargo drones from Pen Aviation. Raya Airways is performing a Proof of Commercialization (POC) project with Pen Aviation to demonstrate the commercial viability of cargo delivery by drone in the region. Raya hopes to be the first […] The post Cargo Delivery by Drone: Malaysia’s Raya Airways Demonstrates Commercial Viability appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  23. Second International Drone Show Now Open For Entries by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby The Second International Drone Show Competition is now accepting entries, with the goal of bringing together the best talent to showcase their drone shows, animations and business approaches and exchange knowledge about breakthrough sustainable technologies for outdoor light events. Entrants […] The post International Drone Show: Now Accepting Entries! appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  24. Drone Banner Ads are Taking Marketing to a Higher Level…Literally By: Dawn Zoldi San Diego-based PromoDrone has modernized the concept of the bi-plane flying overhead with an advertising banner. It uses drones for flying marketing campaigns. Founded by Jamar Williams, a Part 107 Certified Remote Pilot in Command and self-acclaimed creator and communicator, PromoDrone was […] The post Drone Banner Ads Take Marketing to a Higher Level appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  25. Matternet Announces Commercial Deployment of Matternet Station. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Matternet, the developer of the world’s leading urban drone logistics platform, announced today the first deployment of its Matternet Station at EOC hospital group in Lugano, Switzerland. The Matternet Station brings to fruition a holistic logistics system that, working in tandem […] The post Matternet Station Makes Drone Delivery Scalable, at a Reasonable Cost appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  26. The Pix4D User Conference, a 24-hour virtual event, takes place next week October 6: with expert speakers, product updates, and have the opportunity to get any questions answered by the Pix4D community of users and team of developers. Pix4D has had a big year, introducing new products in terrestrial data capture, expanding their global presence, […] The post Pix4D User Conference: 24-Hour Virtual Showcase of Expert Speakers and Product Updates appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
  27. Dual-use drone technology offers new opportunities for drone service providers, manufacturers, and both military and commercial customers. The following is a guest post by Edmond Hennessy, CEO Performance Marketing Group (PMGResults). DRONELIFE neither accepts nor makes payment for guest posts. The previously clear lines between Defense and Commercial technology developments and use have been blurred over time. […] The post Dual-Use Drone Technology: Closing the Gap Between Military and Commercial Applications appeared first on DRONELIFE. View the full article
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