UAM ’20 Followup – Volocopter, ADAC Luftrettung Release Study on eVTOL and Air Rescue Operations

Volocopter has released the first worldwide study in partnership with ADAC Luftrettung on the role of eVTOL platforms in air rescue operations. The study was has spanned nearly two years of research and technology demonstrations across Bavaria and the Rhineland and has tried to determine if an aerial mobility focused rescue service system can expedite [...]

By |2020-10-20T01:01:02+00:00October 22nd, 2020|UAV|

The US government grounded DJI – These Five Drones Are Approved

DJI may be synonymous with “drone,” but after the US Armed Forces, the Pentagon, and the Department of the Interior started banning and grounding Chinese models over spying fears, it created a vacuum in the market for a drone the United States government could trust. But the US Department of Defense may already be filling [...]

By |2020-08-27T18:13:55+00:00August 27th, 2020|AUV, UAV|

Silicon Valley Chapter’s Own UAVOS Presented A Concept ‘Sumo’ UAM Vehicle!

UAVOS has presented its air taxi SumoAir as an autonomous concept for vertical e-mobility. The all-electric, tandem rotor helicopter concept consists of a five-seater passenger including the pilot cabin that can be attached to either a car or a flight module. The helicopter will be operated both manually and autonomously. The project is a [...]

By |2020-08-22T17:56:18+00:00August 22nd, 2020|AUV, UAV, World|

Chapter Member Zipline, Novant Health Launch Emergency Drone Delivery System

Zipline, Novant Health launch emergency drone to deliver supplies True to its roots, North Carolina is once again “First in Flight.” On Wednesday, Novant Health, based in the state, launched America’s first emergency drone operation in partnership with Zipline — a drone delivery unicorn best known for its work in African countries like Ghana [...]

By |2020-06-04T04:00:54+00:00June 4th, 2020|News, UAV|

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|

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|

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|

SVC SPOTLIGHT: UAVOS COMPLETES TESTS FOR UAV DELIVERY SERVICE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF

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|

NOAA establishes Unmanned Systems Operations Program to support growing use of UxS across agency

To support the growing use of unmanned systems across the agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is establishing a new Unmanned Systems Operations Program. According to NOAA, the program will support the “safe, efficient and economical operation” of unmanned systems (UxS) that it uses to collect high-quality environmental data for its science, products [...]

By |2020-03-31T23:10:10+00:00April 7th, 2020|UAV|
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