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Met Police to Use Drones to Tackle London’s Speeding Motoris…

London’s Metropolitan Police is set to become the first UK police force to use a drone to monitor road users. Rather than reporting on congestion or accidents, the drone will be used to spot dangerous drivers, in particular those who are speeding or racing on London’s roads. DS Andy Cox, …

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Drones, Components, and Services: SkyTools is Poised to Fly …

Continuing our roundup of European companies we met at this week at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe is this interview with Ivanka Koster, CEO of Netherlands-based SkyTools. SkyTools is a full-service drone company: but their unique business model addresses the issue of outside service providers competing with the growth of …

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Commercial UAV Expo Europe: Public Service Drone Stories fro…

The public service sector is one of the fastest growing verticals for the commercial drone industry.  As departments invest in drone technology – and train more and more of their personnel to use them – the use cases for drones are continually expanding.  At today’s public service sector sessions of …

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DJI and LAFD Collaborate to Bring Drones in Firefighting Mai…

Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas with devastating results in 2017, drones have been recognized as a critical life-saving tool by government agencies, first responders, and victims.  But while emergency services is widely recognized as a growth vertical for the drone industry, the sector has lacked some of the clarity in …

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Impossible Aerospace US-1 Makes Public Safety Debut in Calif…

A tense, 11-hour long stand-off between a suspect and police offers at a Denny’s restaurant in Cambell, California was brought to a peaceful end earlier this month, with help from an Impossible Aerospace US-1 drone. The US-1 was launched by Impossible Aerospace in September 2018. We haven’t heard much since but …

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DroneLife Exclusive: Azur Drones and How they Received the O…

Azur Drones has just announced that they have received the first authorization for Autonomous flight in France.  Started in 2012, Azur makes automated surveillance drones for a variety of applications – and with automation one of the top new technologies in the drone industry, the company is poised to make …

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Drones and Firefighting – Advice From the Pros in FLIR’s Jan…

In addition to being the world’s leading provider of thermal imaging solutions, FLIR offers one of the most comprehensive libraries of resources for commercial drone operators available.  From two seasons of the FLIR DELTA series – “street truth” for drone operators on topics covering a wide range of commercial applications …

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California: Drones Stitch Helpful Aerial Maps in Wake of Dea…

While California’s Camp Fire has earned the infamous title of costliest world disaster of 2018, the aftermath could have been worse, say fire experts, had it not been for drones. The series of wildfires claimed more than 80 lives and destroyed thousands of buildings across Butte County. However, thanks to …

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Police in Central London Run a Facial Recognition Trial. Are…

The Metropolitan Police of London have announced that they are inviting people to take part in testing technology that would automate the process of facial recognition rather than testing it covertly.  The trials will be held near Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square on Monday and Tuesday during the busy …

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NYPD Drone Program Takes To The Skies

New York Police Department chief Terence Monahan has announced the NYPD’s adoption of drone technology. At a press event yesterday, the NYPD unveiled a fleet of 14 drones made up of models from DJI, including the Matrice, the Mavic and the Inspire series. Three scenarios in which drones could make a …

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