Articles tagged "drone-news"

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Analysis predicts drone Remote ID will cost 9X more than expected, DJI urges FAA to reconsider ruling

Public commenting for the FAA's Remote ID NPRM closed on Monday. DJI cited analysis in their 89-page comment suggesting it could cost 9 times as much as predicted.

US Pentagon's Defense Department tasked with building a counter-drone SWAT team

Forgoing Silicon Valley technologists, the Pentagon's Department of Defense is actively working on measures to identify and take down small drones that are a threat.

Yuneec launches E30Z 30x optical zoom camera for H520 Hexacopter drone

The new model expands Yuneec's camera lineup for its pro-grade six-rotor drone.

DJI restocks its Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone, nearly a year after discontinuing it

Last March, DJI announced that it was discontinuing its DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Now it has been restocked, sparking rumors of a possible Phantom 5.

Drone registration and pilot testing will be mandatory in the UK

By November 30th, the United Kingdom will require all drone operators to pass a pilot test and register their drone with the Civil Aviation Authority.

Skydio 2 is a $999 4K autonomous drone that will keep DJI on its toes

The California-based drone manufacturer today announced the long-awaited Skydio 2. Compact, powered by AI, and offering up to 4K/60p video, the company is going after the Mavic 2 market.

Yuneec announces Typhoon H3 drone, co-engineered with Leica

Yuneec, a Chinese drone manufacturer, announced the latest model in its Typhoon series. The H3 features an ION L1 Pro camera developed in partnership with Leica.

Remote identification ruling for drones delayed once again

Rulemaking on Remote ID, essentially a digital license plate for drones, was supposed to begin this past May. It has been delayed once again.

Yuneec introduces new gimbal-stabilized 4K Mantis G drone

Aimed at consumers, Yuneec announced its Mantis G drone at Tuesday's InterDrone conference. The portable drone can capture 4K video and media can be shared to social media accounts almost instantly.

DJI has most of the drones on its website listed as ‘out of stock’

DroneDJ conducted a comprehensive search of DJI's official online store and noticed most models were out of stock.

The FAA is asking for input for its recreational drone test

Recently, the FAA granted recreational drone pilots access to LAANC. Now, they want to administer a test and are seeking the public's input.

New video shows off what appears to be  DJI's rumored ‘Mavic Mini’ drone

A 23-second video shared online shows off what appears to be the rumored DJI ‘Mavic Mini’ drone previously seen in still images.

UC Berkeley researchers have created a drone that shrinks to squeeze through small spaces

Drones have a lot of uses, from delivery food to aiding in search and rescue efforts. Now, a research team at UC Berkeley has created a drone that can squeeze through small spaces.

Skydio releases sample footage captured with its upcoming Skydio 2 drone

Last month, Skydio teased a follow up to their premier R1 drone for this Fall. Now they've released sample footage from what they call the Skydio 2.

Kittyhawk, FAA update B4UFly app so drone pilots can easily see where they can fly

The FAA partnered with Kittyhawk earlier this year to help revamp their B4UFly app. The long-awaited update is now available.

Autel wants you to trade in your old drone for an EVO, even if it's not one of its own

Autel is looking to make the most of a rather silent drone market to push its own 4K-capable EVO drone.

Parrot exits toy drone market to focus on enterprise offerings

After initial reports of disappearing stock, a spokesperson from Parrot has confirmed the company is planning to exit the toy drone market.

Alphabet's Wing introduces OpenSky drone safety app

Alphabet's Wing introduced OpenSky, the first release in a planned ecosystem of apps, to ensure safe and compliant drone operations.

DJI lodges complaint against the BBC for biased, unbalanced drone coverage

In two recent investigative documentary films broadcast by the BBC, drones are portrayed in a negative light. DJI has filed a formal complaint and issued an open letter challenging these claims.

LAANC to be made available to recreational drone pilots later this month

The FAA is expanding Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to recreational drone pilots on July 23rd.

The Lumecube Strobe is an anti-collision light for drones

The Strobe attaches to any drone, weighs only ten grams and has power for more than two hours of strobe action.

DJI Spark 2 drone will not be released this summer as rumored

Rumors have been circulating about a possible Spark 2 drone release from DJI this summer. DroneDJ recently confirmed that the release is now on hold indefinitely.

European Union issues common rules on drones for more standardized regulation

Operators have a year to prepare for a new set of common drone rules that will transcend borders. Before, remote pilots had to abide by each country in the European Union's specific set of regulations.

DJI Studio quietly releases new STORM drone

DJI has uncharacteristically been hush-hush about the release of the DJI Storm, a commercial-grade drone with a maximum payload of up to 40lbs.

US government warns of potential spying by Chinese drone companies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) sent out an alert on Monday stating drones manufactured in China are a 'potential risk to an organization's information.'

The FAA predicts the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023

According to the latest FAA Aerospace Forecast, the commercial drone market could triple in size by 2023.

Drone footage shows the extent of damage from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire

The roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral were destroyed in a devastating fire this past Monday. Drone footage shows the extent of the damage done to the historic Parisian landmark.

Skydio under fire for promoting illegal drone footage

Bay Area-based Skydio, a robotics startup that produces a completely autonomous drone, is in trouble after falsely geotagging a promotional video on Instagram.

Drone owners in the US will soon need external registration numbers on their UAVs

The FAA has announced drones will soon need aerial license plates of sorts to fly their UAVs in the United States.

DJI brings its Geospatial Environment Online 2.0 system to airports in 32 European countries

DJI has announced its implemented Geospatial Environment Online 2.0 system to airports in 32 European countries.

AirMap announces real-time geofencing alerts on Android, iOS for DJI drones

A feature alerts pilots visually and/or verbally when their drone is approaching airspace that is unsafe or areas where drone flying is not permitted.

ISO drafts the first worldwide drone standards, expected to be adopted later next year

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a draft set of standards for drone operations.

Vantage Robotics Snap drone receives FAA-certification for flights over crowds of people

Rutherford County, Tennesee is the first US county where the drone can be flown overhead for commercial purposes.

DJI challenges drone plane collision test, accuses researchers of 'sowing fear'

Following the release of footage showing what kind of damage drones can do to airplanes, DJI has responded with a critical open letter.

New Pennsylvania bill will fine drone operators up to $300 for invading privacy

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 1346 into effect, which imposes a fine upwards of $300 to drone operators who invade the privacy or harm the physical wellbeing of citizens.

PSA: This is what happens when a drone hits the wing of an airplane

The University of Dayton Research Institute created a video detailing what damage is caused when a drone strikes the wing of an airplane.

US Congress approves bill granting warrantless private drone take-downs

The United States Senate has passed that gives law enforcement officials the authority to shoot down and/or confiscate private drones if they're deemed a threat.

FAA program now lets DJI approve drone operation in controlled airspace

Drone maker DJI has been approved by the FAA to authorize drone flights in controlled airspace around airports and other secured location as part of the LAANC program.

DJI debunks rumor: Leaked 'Phantom 5' was just a custom-built Phantom 4 Pro

Last week, some 'leaked' photos were published online that purported to show a DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera and several prime lenses. The rumor was widely reported, but DPReview has learned that those images do not, in fact, show a Phantom 5 at all.

Leaked photos of DJI Phantom 5 drone with interchangeable lens camera

These newly leaked images and sketches show the upcoming DJI Phantom 5 drone, which will allegedly feature a 1-inch sensor camera with interchangeable lenses.

DJI launches Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone with 'OcuSync' and 60% quieter flight

DJI has released a new(ish) drone: the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The updated P4P features almost all of the same internal specs of the original, but integrates a new high-res low-latency 'OcuSync' transmission system and decreases flight noise by 60%.

The FlyJacket soft exoskeleton turns your body into a drone controller

Researchers with Switzerland's EPFL have developed a soft exoskeleton that enables its wearer to control a drone using their upper body. The human-robot interface is said to offer "natural and intuitive control of drones."

DJI launches Zenmuse XT2 4K visual and thermal camera for enterprise drones

The Zenmuse XT2 features a 12MP 4K visual camera with a 1/1.7" CMOS sensor, and two different thermal resolutions: 336 x 256 and 640 x 512. It also sports 9mm, 13mm, 19mm, and 25mm lenses, and an IP44 rating for flights in fog, rain, snow, and smoke.

Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft

A Russian drone pilot took his little camera drone to an altitude of 10 kilometers (~33,000 feet), and while the flight didn't break any local regulations and was done in a remote region, it's still an incredibly reckless and stupid thing to try.

Parrot's 'Flight Director' automatically creates highlight videos from drone footage

The Flight Director function automatically edits your drone footage, using algorithms that study the drone's behavior and flight paths and picking the best highlights to edit together.

This SkyPixel 2017 photo contest winner wasn't shot from a drone...  or in 2017

When DJI and SkyPixel unveiled the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel Aerial Photography Contest earlier this month, they accidentally gave 1st place in the Landscape category to a photo that wasn't taken from the air... or in 2017.

Drone may have caused helicopter crash in South Carolina

A helicopter pilot and his student claim a civilian drone was the cause of their crash landing last week. If their story is confirmed by an ongoing investigators, this incident would mark the first time that a drone has caused an aircraft crash in the US.

Skydio R1 4K camera drone boasts game-changing autonomous tech

Skydio claims the autonomous R1 drone is "the most advanced autonomous device—of any kind—available today." It uses the NVIDIA Jetson AI to continuously track you, even through complex environments like dense woods.

DJI will set up temporary no-fly zones at the 2018 Olympics

DJI's temporary no-fly zones will cover four cities for the duration of the Games: Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong, and Jeongseon. And if you somehow get around the software, South Korean authorities with security drones are waiting...

DJI unveils the Mavic Air: Mavic Pro specs in a Spark-sized body

What happens when you fuse a Mavic Pro with a Spark? You get DJI's new Mavic Air, a lightweight, foldable drone with features that will appeal to enthusiasts and pros on the go.

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