World’s First fully Autonomous Flight of “Smart Drone” Utilizing Mobile Communication Network and 3D Map.

World’s First fully Autonomous Flight of “Smart Drone” Utilizing Mobile Communication Network and 3D Map.

terra folks Terra Drone Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese industrial drone service provider, and KDDI Corporation, a Japanese telecommunications operator succeeded in a fully autonomous flight experiment of “Smart Drone” using “3D map” and “Drone Port.” As a result of the experiment, the world’s first long-distance drone flight of about 6.3 km via the “Drone Port” which enables a drone to recharge automatically, successfully returned to the landing site after […]

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New Laws Could Lead To More Safety Requirements

New Laws Could Lead To More Safety Requirements

New Laws Could Lead To More Safety Requirements For UK Drone Users A new article on BBC.com reports that drone users in the UK may have to take safety awareness tests under legislation planned by the government. Drones weighing more than 250g could also be banned from flying near airports, or above 400 ft, in a crackdown on unsafe flying. Police will also be given new powers to seize and […]

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DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI is introducing new features to the DJI AeroScope remote identification system that functions as an “electronic license plate” for drones. The new features allow drone pilots to voluntarily identify their flight operations to authorities while still protecting their privacy. AeroScope is a system that remotely identifies and tracks airborne drones, allowing law enforcement and aviation safety officials to respond to safety and security concerns about drones. DJI drones locally […]

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ALPA Highlights FAA Study Underscoring Danger from Unsafe UAS

ALPA Highlights FAA Study Underscoring Danger from Unsafe UAS

ALPA pilots Congress Must Protect the Traveling Public by Allowing FAA to Regulate Hobby Drones WASHINGTON–– Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding this week’s findings from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directed study that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) may damage aircraft more than bird strikes during collisions. “The dangers from UAS that are operated unsafely in the national airspace […]

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DJI Caught Spying For China

DJI Caught Spying For China

AFP Contributor via Getty Images Was Caught Spying For China? Homeland Security Seems To Think So Engadget posted an article discussing a memo released by Homeland Security detailing what it believes to be DJI’s main targets. A memo from the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE) has been making the rounds and it states some pretty bold claims about drone-maker DJI. The memo, which was […]

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Brampton Uses Drones for Fire and Rescue Operations

Brampton Uses Drones for Fire and Rescue Operations

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services Brampton Uses Drones for Fire and Rescue Operations Things are really heating up for the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES). The department made the decision to take to the skies using drones as part of a new approach to fighting fires and the handling of other emergencies. They purchased three DJI Inspire 1 Pro drones . BFES received the appropriate permits from Transport Canada […]

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