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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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Drone Delivery of COVID-19 tests to your home

The current crisis is providing the opportunity for historic – potentially paradigm-shifting – new projects.  Retail giant Walmart has announced another new drone delivery project: one that brings the capabilities of drone technology during a crisis right to people’s doorstep.  DroneUp, Quest Diagnostics, and Walmart have partnered on drone delivery …

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Police Using Drones: DRONERESPONDERS Releases Principles on …

Are emergency services agencies and police using drones in the best way to serve communities?  It’s a tricky question, and one at the forefront in the drone industry.  As technology like facial recognition develops, communities are concerned with the expansion of drones in public agencies – creating a difficult environment …

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Police Pay Wrongfully Arrested Couple After Gatwick Drone In…

File photo A British police force paid more than $250,000 to a couple after falsely accusing them of threatening Gatwick Airport in an alleged 2018 drone incident. According to the BBC, attorneys for Paul and Elaine Gait negotiated an out-of-court settlement with the Sussex Police Department for $63,000 in damages …

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Drones in Agriculture Worth More than $5 Billion by 2025

royalty-free image, Pikrepo A new research report by Meticulous Research predicts that droens in agriculture will be worth more than $5 Billion by 2025. Agriculture has been a major sector for the commercial drone industry for several years. Now, new sensors and technology have made the value proposition for drones …

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The Best Photography Drones of 2020

Drone technology is better than ever. If you’re thinking of buying a new drone and getting into aerial photography, there are loads of options out there. In this guide, we’ll take a look through the best drones available on the market at the moment. Here are Dronelife’s recommended photography drones …

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Parrot and RIIS Partner to Develop AI Applications

Back in 2018, IT consultancy and mobile app development specialists RIIS showed how, with a little help from Google’s machine learning platform, TensorFlow, a DJI drone could be used to count the number of sheep in a field in real-time. At the time it was an interesting, albeit niche glimpse …

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How Drones are Saving Koalas Injured in Australia’s Bushfire…

A couple of years ago, we shared the news that a forestry company in Victoria, Australia, was using drones equipped with thermal cameras to detect koalas before trees were cut down or controlled burns ignited. In recent times, the wildfires devastating the same area of Australia have been anything but …

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Air Traffic Disrupted at Madrid Airport Following Drone Sigh…

The last time an airport in Europe was disrupted following supposed sightings of drones, London Gatwick was locked down for 36 hours, over 1,000 flights were diverted or cancelled, and more than 140,000 passengers had their travel plans ruined. Today, a similar but fortunately less dramatic scenario has unfolded at …

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