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Drone Insurance Matures with DroneInsurance.com and AirMap C…

“For a long time, customers have been telling us that in order to scale their operations, they need to fly safely, compliantly – and they need insurance,” Ben Marcus, AirMap‘s Co-Founder and Chairman, tells DRONELIFE. “That’s why we decided to integrate with DroneInsurance.com.” It’s a simple concept.  But the collaboration …

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InterDrone Gets Started with Dan Elwell: FAA is “Open for Bu…

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell kicked off the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this morning, with the Grand Opening keynote address. Elwell opened up by saying that he understood that the drone industry might be hesitant about federal regulators.  But Elwell emphasized throughout his speech the FAA’s willingness to work …

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New Developer Platform Could Make Skydio R1 The Go-To Commer…

When Skydio launched the long-awaited R1 in February, it was clear that we were dealing with something special. The Skydio team had set out to build a drone that could build a picture of its environment and fly as intelligently as a human pilot as a result. And they appear to …

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Italian Engineer Wins $20,000 Grant to Develop Drone Ambulan…

A $20,000 prize has been awarded to Italian Vincenzo Navanteri by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). Navanteri won the Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon Grant at the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo, in Lausanne, Switzerland, for his drone ambulance concept. Switzerland, of course, is no stranger to drones transforming traditional medical services. …

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DroneDeploy Introduces the World’s First Machine Learning-Dr…

In October of 2017, we published a story about DroneDeploy‘s huge growth: “In just this year, the company has mapped more than 25 million acres, representing an area larger than the country of Iceland. They’ve processed 40 million images in 2017, create thousands of maps every day, and have processed …

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DJI Unveils Two New Drones: Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro

As expected, DJI has today unveiled two new drones that will aim to bridge the divide between the company’s professional and consumer models. Both are foldable iterations of the popular, top-selling Mavic Pro. Introducing the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom… DJI’s New Drones: The Headlines DJI’s new …

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Drone Project Aims to Combat Illegal Fishing in the Seychell…

We’ve seen plenty of exciting applications of drone technology in Africa. Unsurprisingly, most of them are driven by necessity, far removed from the relatively frivolous notion of an Amazon prime delivery service or some kind of milkshake on-demand courier. US startup Zipline has long been established on the continent, providing …

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Intel Claims Leadership Role in Drone Regulation Space

As the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) gets underway, Intel is claiming a leadership role in the development of new drone regulations. Intel is a partner in four of the ten sites chosen by the FAA to participate in the IPP, testing drone applications currently outside the boundary of FAA …

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DJI Release Teaser for Mavic 2 Launch Event On August 23rd

Back in July, DJI delayed the launch event for what we know now is at least one new iteration in the Mavic drone line. The Chinese manufacturer’s ‘See the Bigger Picture’ event was pushed back indefinitely, until this week. In the interim UK catalog retailer Argos accidentally published pictures and details of the new …

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Tariffs with a Capital T: How the Trade War with China is Af…

image: Rolf H via Wikicommons The following is a guest post from John Saginario: FPV flyer, writer and host of the Wild Flyers podcast. As drone racing season heats up, along with the weather in most parts of the U.S., pilots nationwide are getting their quads in shape for fun …

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