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Airspace Awareness and Geo-fencing Safety Enhancement Released

Purpose The Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST) is an industry-government partnership committed to ensuring the safe operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace system (NAS). The UAST supports the safe integration of UAS by developing data-driven and consensus-based safety enhancements through collaboration among members of the UAS industry. The UAST identified [...]

By |2020-05-14T20:34:32+00:00May 30th, 2020|UAST|

Steptoe Secures ITC Win for Autel in Patent Dispute with DJI

Steptoe Secures ITC Win for Autel in Patent Dispute with DJI Steptoe has secured a significant trial victory for Autel Robotics USA at the US International Trade Commission (ITC). On March 2, the chief administrative law judge of the ITC found that SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. and seven related entities (together known as [...]

By |2020-05-22T02:43:26+00:00May 22nd, 2020|News, UAV|

Chapter Spotlight: Backyard Drone Deliveries of Lightweight Items Begin in California

Off-the-shelf drones equipped with drop mechanisms are delivering face masks and other lightweight items to residential backyards in California. Dive Delivery received permission from the FAA under existing Part 107 rules and regulations for this trial, which is happening in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties, according to a news release. The goal is to [...]

By |2020-05-16T23:11:36+00:00May 16th, 2020|News|

Chapter Spotlight: Matternet Reaches Major Milestone in FAA’s Type Certification Process

Matternet, developer of the world’s leading urban drone logistics platform, announced it has reached a major milestone in the FAA’s Type Certification process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). After meeting rigorous FAA requirements, the Matternet M2 drone system is approved to start Durability and Reliability (D&R) testing, one of the final steps to be granted [...]

By |2020-05-14T20:29:36+00:00May 14th, 2020|News|

Unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver prescriptions to retirement community in Florida More than 135,000 residents will be served by UPS Flight Forward and CVS.

UPS Flight Forward, CVS to use drones to deliver medicines to Florida retirement community UPS has announced that starting in May, its subsidiary UPS Flight Forward and CVS will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida, which is the largest U.S. retirement community, home to more than 135,000 [...]

By |2020-05-04T08:25:49+00:00May 10th, 2020|UAV|

Australian military gets first drone that can fly with artificial intelligence

Hong Kong (CNN)Australia has its first "loyal wingman." Boeing Australia presented the country's Air Force on Tuesday with a prototype of a jet-powered drone that they hope will one day fly alongside manned warplanes while bringing artificial intelligence to the battlefield. The Loyal Wingman, at 38-foot-long (11.5 meters) and with a range of 2,000 miles [...]

By |2020-05-06T05:41:35+00:00May 6th, 2020|UAV, World|

Member Spotlight – Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to US Air Force Challenge

Named after an old-English word for a type of dragon, the Rhaegal-A won’t be making its mark by burninating the countryside. Instead the electric cargo drone capable of taking off and landing like a helicopter was in the spotlight during a U.S. Air Force conference about “flying car” technologies. The drone’s Friday virtual roll-out, which [...]

By |2020-05-04T08:17:45+00:00May 4th, 2020|News|

SVC SPOTLIGHT: Intel Quietly Shutters Its Drone Program

Intel Quietly Shutters Its Drone Program The Intel drone program is undergoing major changes. And it looks like the Intel Falcon 8+ system might be close to meeting its end. Following rumors that Intel was shutting down its drone program, The Drone Girl followed up with Intel to confirm the status of the Intel drone [...]

By |2020-04-21T21:54:05+00:00April 21st, 2020|UAV|

Phantom AI raises $22 million to develop ADAS products

Phantom AI, a startup developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for cars and trucks, today announced that it has raised $22 million. CEO Hyunggi Cho says it will enable the company to expand availability of its modular, software-based platform, which lets OEMs and Tier 1 automakers select components they wish to integrate and customize their configuration. [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:28:30+00:00April 20th, 2020|AV|


SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER MEMBER UAVOS COMPLETES TESTS FOR UAV DELIVERY SERVICE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF UAVOS has successfully tested its cargo delivery UVH-170 unmanned helicopter. The trial aimed to validate a highly automated delivery flight from a vendor to a destination and back, across precisely pre-selected pathways. The flight took 1.7 hours and covered a [...]

By |2020-04-17T23:54:52+00:00April 17th, 2020|UAV|
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