Jurassic Park Was Not Far Off Using AUV! – Yellowstone National Park visitors can catch rides on the autonomous shuttles early next summer.

In its recently unveiled, first-ever autonomous vehicle pilot set to unfold at Yellowstone National Park in May, the National Park Service has an eye on the future—and its next generation of visitors, who will likely be tech-savvy and extremely online. “The demographics and the visitor profiles that we’ll see in the future—right, we're going to have people [...]

By |2020-12-15T20:51:43+00:00December 15th, 2020|AUV|

Introduction to UAS Safety Management Systems

Safety management systems (SMS) have been a core piece of aviation compliance and best practices for decades. As commercial drone programs across industries have developed over recent years, adopting SMS for uncrewed operations was a natural evolution of SMS, albeit not a perfect fit given the unique nature of UAS (Unmanned/Uncrewed Aircraft Systems) or [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:46:16+00:00December 5th, 2020|AUV|

FCC Recommendation of C-Band Frequency for Drones

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently recommended a portion of C-band radio frequency spectrum be reserved for drone use and presented the recommendation to Congress in a report on Section 374 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. View the FCC’s report. The FCC study considered whether unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations should be permitted [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:40:16+00:00November 30th, 2020|AUV|

Amazon fires several employees in Prime Air drone project: Report

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) E-commerce behemoth Amazon has fired several employees who were part of its Prime Air drone delivery project, Financial Times reported on Thursday. According to the report, the company has laid off “dozens” of employees working on the firm’s drone project while also seeking out manufacturing deals with third party vendors. The company [...]

By |2020-11-30T06:36:12+00:00November 30th, 2020|AUV|

Drone Legislation: Former Congressmen Urge Lawmakers to Avoid “Sweeping and Ineffectual” Bans

An op-ed from former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Jeff Denham (R-CA), published in Morning Consult today, spoke directly to drone legislation which seeks to limit purchases of drones based on country of origin or other broad criteria. Republished in full below with links, the article is strongly critical of the recent DOJ decision to [...]

By |2020-11-13T17:54:26+00:00November 15th, 2020|AUV|

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to tackle remaining [...]

By |2020-11-06T17:10:23+00:00November 6th, 2020|AUV|

New NBAA Resource Provides Guidance for Safe UAS Operations

NBAA’s Emerging Technologies Committee recently published the first entry in a new content series on safety management system (SMS) guidance for UAS operators, which addresses risk factors brought about by drones. “SMS is all encompassing,” said. Jon Hegranes, CEO and founder of Kittyhawk and primary author of the guidance document. “While SMS for traditional aviation [...]

By |2020-11-05T06:42:29+00:00November 5th, 2020|AUV|

Drone Delivery Guaranteed

One of the toughest challenges logistics companies face today is meeting the demand for same-day delivery. Cargo drones can bridge this gap in the logistical supply chain. Efficient flight control systems are required to support these flights. Advanced flight control technology was selected for an autonomous cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Pipistrel, a small-aircraft designer [...]

By |2020-10-25T23:15:55+00:00November 1st, 2020|AUV|

Viasat, AeroVironment Team to Develop Enhanced Type 1 Encrypted Communications Capabilities for U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded under the U.S. Army Reconfigurable Communications for Small Unmanned Systems (RCSUS) initiative. The project will provide U.S. military customers flying small UAS platforms the ability to deploy a robust, on-demand, highly-secure communications network that [...]

By |2020-10-20T01:26:00+00:00October 30th, 2020|AUV|

Ware Raises $2.5M for Warehouse Drone Technology

Ware, a technology startup deploying autonomous drones for warehouse inventory counting, has closed $2.5 million in seed-round funding, led by UP Partners, with participation from Bloomberg Beta, 2048 Ventures, Tom McInerney – angel investor in companies like Uber – and drone industry expert Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio. The funding will be used for building out [...]

By |2020-10-26T14:57:48+00:00October 26th, 2020|AUV|
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