DJI Proposes Electronic ID Framework For Small Drones

BY DRONELIFE NEWS The following release is from DJI – Remote Identifier Would Provide Accountability While Protecting Drone Operator Privacy DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Monday proposed an electronic identification framework for UAS that would allow authorities in the United States to identify drone owners when necessary while also respecting their privacy. “DJI understands that accountability is a key part of responsible drone use, and we have Read More

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Intelligent Energy to Supply PINC with Hydrogen Fuel Cells for UAVs

BY FRANK SCHROTH Intelligent Energy will be supplying air cooled fuel cell systems to PINC, a provider of logistics and inventory management solutions,  for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This marks Intelligent Energy’s first sale of fuel cell systems for UAVs as the Company moves forward with commercializing its technology. PINC uses UAVs to identify and orchestrate hard-to-reach inventory and assets in the global supply chain and is a major provider of yard management, finished Read More

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Should drones transmit identifier for security?

By JOAN LOWY The Associated Press Washington • The world’s largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators. DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper released Monday that radio transmissions of an identification code, possibly the operator’s Federal Aviation Administration’s registration number, could help Read More

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Master Drone Photography at DJI Sponsored Workshops with Elia Locardi

BY FRANK SCHROTH DJI, the Chinese drone manufacturer, is partnering with professional travel photographer and videographer Elia Locardi to kick off the DJI Drone Photography Workshop world tour in Lisbon, Portugal in May 2017. Elia will take participants to some of the most beautiful and picturesque destinations in the world to provide hands on experience with this emerging  photographic artform using DJI drones. The workshops will cover using drones to shoot photos,  post-processing of Read More

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Amazon Prime Air drone completes its first US public delivery

At the MARS 2017 conference, Amazon’s drone delivery arm ships over some sunscreen. Amazon Prime Air said Thursday it shipped its first package out in public in the US this week, marking another small step toward its goal of filling the skies with delivery drones. The e-commerce giant’s drone delivery arm has been testing flights for years, though due to federal regulations hasn’t undertaken any US flights outside of its private land until now. On Monday, an autonomous Read More

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Drones attack power outages to improve post-tornado resiliency

By Joy Hampton Senior Staff Writer As Oklahoma enters the spring severe storm season, electric provider OG&E is gearing up to reduce the length of power outages using drones. Utility providers across the nation are using drones to assess damage to the power grid following extreme weather events. The drones can be used for visual inspections in rural areas where power companies like OG&E used to spend countless hours driving roads. “Our whole industry has an interest in this,” Read More

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JTT Industrial Drone is Guarding the Coast of Australia, Protecting People From Shark Attacks

Technology development is the most important force driving mankind forward. As great high-tech innovations are changing people’s lives, the drone industry is booming than ever before. Among them, JTT UAV is a dark horse that the drone industry should not ignore. JTT Technology was the first Chinese partner to work with Little Ripper, an Australian life-saving organization. Its T60 industrial drone left a great impression for its long battery life working hour, large payload capability and Read More

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Walmart’s New Patent: A More Realistic Application for Drone Delivery?

BY MIRIAM MCNABB Most drone industry players working towards drone delivery can agree: those applications may be a long way off in the US, due to regulations that do not yet allow for regular flight beyond line of sight or in highly populated areas.  But Walmart’s (NYSE: WMT) new patent may introduce a far more realistic application: drone delivery, indoors. The patent, first uncovered by Fortune, describes a system of in-store drone delivery.  A centralized computer system from within Read More

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Drone legislation expected to breeze through state Senate

By Michelle Baruchman FILE – This Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows a Yuneec Typhoon drone and controller in Jessup, Md. Maryland State Police and prison officials say two men planned to use the drone to smuggle drugs, tobacco and pornography videos into the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland, Md. Illinois has yet to see a case where drones have been used to illegally smuggle items into correctional facilities, according to state officials, but lawmakers Read More

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Integrated visualization, navigation raise the bar for bridge-inspection drones

By Matt Leonard   Drones are inspecting the underside of bridges in many states, including Minnesota,Ohio, Delaware and Connecticut. Use of the unmanned aerial systems limits the need for raised platforms, road closures and expensive equipment, and avoids putting skilled personnel in harm’s way. Not all drones, however, can get close enough to the structures to provide images with sufficient detail for transportation infrastructure officials to determine if a manual inspection is Read More

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