Detect-and-avoid

Iris Automation Inks Drone Safety Agreement with Transport C…

Source: Iris Automation California-based drone-tech provider Iris Automation is helping commercial drones over Canadian skies stay safer after the nation’s FAA equivalent, Transport Canada, chose the company’s Casia collision avoidance system as part of a new tech-demo program. Conducted by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) on behalf of the …

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Drone Startup Iris Acquires $13 Million in Series B Funding …

Source: Iris Drone startup Iris Automation is gaining financial altitude after announcing a $13 million Series B funding round today. Iris develops advanced detection systems that bolster Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) capabilities which, in turn, enable safer commercial drone operations. New investors Sony Innovation Fund and Verizon Ventures join follow-on investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Bee Partners and OCA …

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Drone Partners Earn Canadian BVLOS Certification

File photo MVT Geo-solutions has partnered with Iris Automation in a successful bid to receive the first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid. The approval was granted based on deployment of Iris Automation‘s DAA system, Casia. The solution provides commercial drones with automated collision …

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The Flying Object Fund Invests in Vigilant Aerospace

Image courtesy Vigilant Vigilant Aerospace, supplier of the FlightHorizon situational consciousness and detect-and-avoid system,  acquired a brand new funding this week from Kluz Ventures, by its industrial drone and robotics fund The Flying Object. Vigilant Aerospace’s product, FlightHorizon, is a situational consciousness and detect-and-avoid system for drone pilots, manned plane …

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Vigilant Releases New Video of NASA BVLOS Detect-and-Avoid T…

NASA Senior Flight Engineer Dr. Ricardo Arteaga and Vigilant Aerospace CEO Kraettli Epperson on-site for past line-of-sight testing at NASA Armstrong, Image courtesy Vigilant Vigilant Aerospace, below the commentary of the FAA and NASA, has accomplished past visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight testing of its new FlightHorizon collision avoidance system for drones.  The …

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