Drone News From Around The Globe

  • 3-D sky map to be made for drones
    on 23rd January 2018 at 11:03 am

    Seventy years after its founding, Zenrin is aiming to create a three-dimensional map of the sky, but not for human eyes — this map of the future will be read by drones. The company started research and development on the project in 2016, applying the residential map data it has cultivated on the ground ... […]

  • How will drones change insurance?
    on 23rd January 2018 at 10:52 am

    Within the insurance industry, the potential for drone usage is vast. In the claims space, drones are already being used, where they can quickly and accurately inspect even the most inaccessible of sites. One Cognizant report suggests that drone usage will make claims adjusters' workflow 40-50% more ... […]

  • The kill chain: inside the unit that tracks targets for US drone wars
    on 23rd January 2018 at 10:52 am

    They carry out drone warfare while sitting thousands of miles from battlefields. They don't fly the drones and don't fire the missiles. They video-stalk enemy combatants, and tell warfighters what they see. The work, they say, helps kill terrorists, including from Isis. The group does this work in the middle of ... […]

  • Drones in space
    on 23rd January 2018 at 10:18 am

    “Our technology enables satellite owners to maximise the lifespan of their hardware, and run expensive fuel resources to zero before decommissioning. This will be one of the first commercial mission contracts of in-orbit servicing.” Other initial focuses for the space drone technology include relocation, ... […]

  • IDF's 'sky riders' fly high under first female commander
    on 23rd January 2018 at 9:45 am

    As rabbis and politicians squabble over the role of women in the Israel Defense Forces, the first female commander of the IDF's “sky riders” is leading the unit to greater heights, with two new types of drones designed to provide longer flight time and higher-quality intelligence gathering capabilities. […]

  • DJI Mavic Air release date, news and features
    on 23rd January 2018 at 8:37 am

    DJI Mavic Air is shaping up to be the perfect drone for a lot of people who want to fly more than the DJI Spark, but aren't into that steep DJI Mavic Pro price. It's a foldable drone that can record 4K video up to 60 frames per second and stitch together 32-megapixel panorama photos, according to leaks this ... […]

  • In rural England, a fleet of drones monitors and harvests crops
    on 23rd January 2018 at 8:03 am

    "Eventually we'll see drones integrated into the national airspace. Companies are going to commission drones to stay up there [and survey farms] for long periods of time," predicts Nikhil Vadhavkar, president and CEO of Raptor Maps, a Boston-based company that makes software to tailor drones to ... […]

  • Drones are Taking Over!
    on 23rd January 2018 at 7:52 am

    The most common and easily accessible type of drone on the market today are camera drones. These drones have a series of smart sensors and a high quality video camera that all connect to your smart phone over long distances in order to allow the user to capture stunning aerial photos and video. […]

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