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PwC Research: Public Perception a Barrier to Drone Adoption

We have long suspected that the generally negative public perception of drone technology isn’t good for business. Now, with the release of PwC’s research – Building trust in drones – we have some data to back that up. PwC’s latest UK research is based on a survey of the public …

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Comparison: Parrot ANAFI Thermal Vs DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise D…

In the past six months, two interesting products have hit the market from the drone industry’s leading manufacturers, DJI and Parrot. Both aim to make aerial thermal imagery accessible and affordable. In December 2018, DJI launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, an iteration of the Mavic 2 Enterprise that swaps …

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Airport Execs Want the Authority to Protect Their Communitie…

  Joe Ravi [CC BY-SA 3.0] The technology for controlling access to airspace around airports or other protected facilities is ready – but will regulations allow them to be implemented before the next damaging event? The following is a DRONELIFE exclusive guest post from Jaz Banga, CEO and Co-founder of Airspace …

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Three Forces That Shaped the Drone Industry in 2018

Guest post by leading drone industry analyst Colin Snow of Skylogic Research. This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides …

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Exclusive: Parrot Explain ANAFI’s Lack of Obstacle Avoidance

Last week I met in London with Pascal Perrin, Parrot’s Head of Global Consumer Product Marketing, and the French firm’s International PR Manager, Fabien Laxague. They have been on the town to demo Parrot’s newest drone: the 4K-shooting, insect-inspired ANAFI. I arrived with a lot of questions and an open thoughts. …

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Inside Ford’s Drone Division With Commercial Drones FM

Back in March, automotive producer Ford introduced that its drone division had put ahead a suggestion to the FAA’s distant monitoring & ID aviation rulemaking committee. Our first impression was ‘Hold up, Ford has a drone division?’ After that, we had a have a look at the specifics of the …

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The Changing of the Guard: Thank you, Michael Huerta

News and Commentary.  Michael Huerta’s 7 years with the FAA ended this Saturday at midnight.  Yesterday, Dan Elwell, the FAA’s Deputy Administrator, was named Acting Administrator.  If invited to fill the put up completely, Elwell will begin a 5 yr time period able that many Americans have by no means …

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Collisions: How to Break the Cycle of Conjecture, Fear & Dro…

Earlier this week a collision between a manned plane and a drone reportedly occurred in Quebec, Canada. What adopted has develop into painfully acquainted to drone business observers: a sequence of studies pushed extra by worry and clickbait than actuality. So how can we break the cycle?… First got here the studies …

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