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Personal eVTOL Vehicles AIR CEO

AIR CEO envisions future featuring people flying personal eVTOL vehicles By Jim Magill From George Jetson to Prof. Brown in the Back to the Future movies, the dream of owning one’s own flying car has captured the public imagination. However, in recent years, planners envisioning urban air mobility solutions have …

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DroneDeploy’s New Products Go Beyond Drones

DroneDeploy’s New Products: company launches mapping, inspection and ground-based robot products By Jim Magill Drone software company DroneDeploy unveiled a suite of new products, allowing customers to virtually walk through construction sites, capture and process data across miles of pipelines or electric transmission lines, and control walking inspection robots from …

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Crop Spraying Drones U.S. Drone Manufacturer AgroDrone

Small manufacturer of crop spraying drones takes on big competition By Jim Magill Mark Twain once said, “Buy land; they’re not making it anymore.” If he were alive today, he probably would have added that buyers of agricultural land should also look into using drone technology in order to improve the …

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Don’t Blame Drones for Crime Opinion

(A DRONELIFE Editorial.) A recent headline from the Brookings Institute is a stunning example of the drone industry’s public perception problem. Death from above: How criminal organizations’ use of drones threatens Americans is actually an article about the growing opioid crisis: but the authors places the blame for our current problems first on COVID, …

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DRONELIFE webinar support services – DRONELIFE

Since we’ve all had to stop traveling, virtual events are happening every single day in the commercial drone industry.  These can be important events for companies and their customers – but it can be difficult to get your audience’s attention. DRONELIFE webinar support services can help. DRONELIFE and affiliates are now …

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UTM Supplementary Services Could Benefit the Industry

Medusasami, CC BY-SA 4.0 The drone industry is aware that a functioning Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system is necessary to integrate drones into the airspace.  Beyond UTM, however, there is significant potential for supplemental services that come out of a UTM framework, services that would offer benefits to a wide …

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Wildfire Meteorology: Drones Provide a Better, Cheaper Way t…

image courtesy Fire Weather Research Laboratory, San Jose State University Drones becoming a useful tool in wildfire meteorology, the effort to understand weather that leads to fire risk. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As wildfires continue to rage across vast swaths of the western United States, researchers are developing …

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Will the Election Influence Drone Industry Growth?

It’s the end of October 2020, so our most recent DRONELIFE Minute Survey had to address the U.S. Presidential election.    Just when you through that you could not stand one more poll, we have added one.  Regardless of your political persuasion, drone industry stakeholders all want to know what …

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three tips for amazing drone photos

Johan Vanderhecke is a professional drone photographer based out of Belgium.  He’s traveled the world for the perfect shot – and now, he’s developed the Drone Adventurer Master Class to share his skills with drone enthusiasts and pros who want to up their game.  Here, Johan shares his top three …

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Skydio’s X2 Drones: CEO Adam Bry Talks Breakthrough Autonomy…

DRONELIFE Exclusive.   Skydio, the Redwood City, CA startup, is flying high.  Skydio’s X2 drones were announced today, along with an $100 million in Series C funding – which follows a $4 million investment that the U.S. Department of Defense announced this weekend. $100 million may be the largest funding …

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