Quad-copters are very popular this time of the year. Hobbyist, private companies, entrepreneurs and even government entities are getting this UAS drones for different applications. But, even though this can be rare, some users are abusing their drone privileges to trespassing and privacy. A panel of UAS experts gathered in Colorado Springs at the Colorado Countins Inc. The goal of the discussion was to examine current regulations and guidelines of the usage of drones. "Do we
FLIR Systems Inc. not only creates one of the provides thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, but now they are adding drones to their business. A nano class drone developer, Prox Dynamics AS, plans to integrate the company into its surveillance segment. Prox Dynamics produces nano helicopter technology. Its drones are light, pocket-sized, hand control and covert surveillance systems. For $134 million cash,
Eight rotors arranged in a V-shape are setting out to change the face of commercial aviation services as Intel showcases the new Falcon 8+ drone as they attempt to carve out their own niche in the rapidly evolving unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) marketplace. Intel's new "Intel Cockpit" controller featuring a single joystick to control flight, with a second joystick to control the payload operation (such as a camera sensor), controls this wicked creature.
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With the commercial unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) industry evolving, the issue of insurance has been thrust into the forefront as a key component for certified remote pilots who seek to build a reputable business model. One company has emerged to provide an on-demand insurance options to solve this part of the equation. Verifly offers $1,000,000 of smartphone app-based, on-demand drone liability insurance for a 1/4 operating radius around a fixed GPS point. The cost is ty
While many commercial drone operators are either operating within the guidelines of existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 exemptions or seeking certification via the new FAA Part 107 certification process, many renegade commercial UAV operators continue to fly in national airspace without proper training or certification. This is creating a dangerous black market of drone operators that should be a priority for the FAA.
Jonathan Daniels, CEO and co-fou
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) solutions represent astounding market potential for the commercial marketplace, according to recent report by business consultants PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC). The firm believes the global market potential for drone powered solutions to be USD $127.3 billion.
PwC believes the infrastructure sector represents the largest opportunity at $45.2 billion. The fact that many companies in the infrastructure sector perform hazardous work and operat
Once considered the domain of the military and quasi-secret government entities, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have now arrived on the main stage for consumers, organizations, and communities of all sizes to embrace.
Labeled Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the realm of commercial UAS use is now governed by FAA Part 107 -- the first series of "operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems