Top Industries Take on Private Unmanned Traffic Management System New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Top Industries Take on Private Unmanned Traffic Management System

Tackling the Unmanned Traffic Management System With drone delivery dreams soaring high and motivating quickly planned innovations, the top dogs of industry (Amazon, Boeing, GE, and Google) are taking on the developmental quagmire of an Unmanned Traffic Management system (UTM). The possible predicaments are obvious and plentiful but begin with inevitable drone crashes and manned aircraft interference. NASA on Air Traffic To tackle the basics and make their drone delivery technology a reality, these tech giants will be leaning on the broad and experienced shoulders of NASA (National Aeronautics and…

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How Americans Really Feel About Drones

(Credit: Shutterstock) If you’re a fan of drone technology or a drone pilot yourself, it’s easy to think the tech is mainstream. It’s not. And it turns out drone owners are just a small sliver of Americans — just 8 percent own a flying drone, according to a December 2017 study from Pew Research Center. Even though many people don’t own drones, almost 60 percent have seen someone operating one. As of January, more than 1 million people have registered as drone owners with the FAA. That includes both hobbyist…

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Drone Pilot ID and Drone Regulation to Arrive in the US This Year Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

Drone Pilot ID and Drone Regulation to Arrive in the US This Year

During the Singapore Airshow last week, a top official of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that the regulator is planning to craft rules by this year to make it easier to identify drones and their pilots. The rapid growth of the drone market and the rising number of incidents involving these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are the main drivers behind the need for increased drone regulation. To draft the new rules, the FAA is working closely together with other agencies and industry partners, said Carl Burleson, acting deputy administrator…

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Drone Light Shows Look Cool, But How Do They Work? Top Drone News Stories 

Drone Light Shows Look Cool, But How Do They Work?

If you were in Los Angeles on September 14, and looked up into the night sky, you would have seen a swarm of 300 Intel Shooting Star drones, equipped with LED lights, flying in sequence to form a huge W. Despite initial paranoia in downtown that the display was a subliminal message from a more advanced civilization, the drones were in fact working for Warner Bros/DC Comics, promoting the home entertainment release of Wonder Woman. Cool studio marketing stunts aside, you might have been curious to learn how drones fly…

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Best drones under £100, £200, £500 and £1000 to buy in the UK for 2018 Drone Products and Reviews Top Drone News Stories 

Best drones under £100, £200, £500 and £1000 to Buy in the UK for 2018

DRONES don’t need to cost the earth (although the top models often do), so we’ve tracked down some of the best drones for any budget. Below you’ll find bargain drones under £100, right through to professional-grade flyers that cost well north of £1,000. The Parrot Swing has a unique X-wing design, and comes in well below £100 Best drones under £100 At below £100, there are seriously slim-pickings. You’ll either have to compromise on flight time/range, handling/stability, video quality – or all three. But if you’re just looking for a…

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Converge Industries Developing Artificial Intelligence Drones to Assist Commercial Operators New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Converge Industries Developing Artificial Intelligence Drones to Assist Commercial Operators

On January 25th San Francisco based Converge Industries Co., a commercial drone software provider, announced it has raised $750,000 in seed funding. Initially the company had received funding from large investors such as Samsung NEXT, Techstars Ventures, Kima Ventures, and other angel investors. This announcement is important due to the fact that Converge is focusing its R&D efforts in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for drones. Any software or hardware that could accelerate the ability of UAVs to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is one we’re definitely…

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Drone-catching Drones to Bolster Security at Winter Olympics Anti-drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Drone-catching Drones to Bolster Security at Winter Olympics

Police officers walk the perimeter of the Gangneung Ice Arena where the figure skating and short track speed skating will be held during the Pyeungchang Winter Olympics Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) Drone ownership has caught on in South Korea like it has pretty much everywhere else, a fact that hasn’t escaped organizers of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which officially gets underway on Friday. Officials are concerned about rogue flying machines disrupting events during the two-week sporting extravaganza, and have put…

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Professional Charter Jet Pilots Bring Experience to Startup Drone Business Commercial Drone Applications Top Drone News Stories 

Professional Charter Jet Pilots Bring Experience to Startup Drone Business

SARASOTA — Two Sarasota men have jumped into the world of commercial drones, knowing that federal regulations still stand between them and many job opportunities. But Chad Cox and C.J. Carlock, the co-founders of 4C Drone Solutions LLC, aren’t your typical hobbyists with dreams of making a living with the radio-controlled helicopters. They both have a lot of flight experience as professional pilots of luxury private jets carrying celebrities, professional athletes and wealthy business people around the world. Cox and Carlock fly out of Sarasota for NetJets, a Columbus, Ohio-based…

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See the New Drone Lithium-Metal Battery Take Flight  New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

See the New Drone Lithium-Metal Battery Take Flight 

A Massachusetts-based startup says it’s doing something that no other company has been able: sell lithium-metal batteries commercially. And they’re appearing first in drones. SolidEnergy Systems, a spin-out from MIT, has developed a battery that it says has double the energy density of current lithium-ion batteries. That means that a battery from SolidEnergy Systems could be half the size of a standard lithium-ion battery and hold the same amount of energy, or it could be the same size as a lithium-ion battery and hold twice as much energy. For drone…

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4 Reasons GoPro's Drone Dreams Evaporated Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

4 Reasons GoPro’s Drone Dreams Evaporated

GoPro’s (NASDAQ:GPRO) stock plummeted in early January after the action camera maker reduced its fourth quarter sales forecast, lowered the price of its flagship Hero 6 Black camera, and exited the drone business. The death of GoPro’s drone business was particularly devastating since it was seemingly the company’s best chance to pivot away from the saturated action camera market. It was also surprising. GoPro claimed during last quarter’s conference call that the Karma was the second best selling drone in the US priced above $1,000, and that it controlled 24%…

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