by on January 9, 2019
Israel Aerospace's BirdEye 650D UAV will monitor crops such as soy and sugar cane as well as commercial forestry. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) has signed an agreement with Brazilian company Santos Lab on use of drones (UAVs) and advanced analytics for large scale precision agricultural applications. IAI said that this is the first ever agreement of this kind that it has signed. Under the terms of the agreement, IAI will provide the UAV systems and analyze the coll...
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The federal government has adopted strict new regulations to govern the use of drones in Canadian airspace — prohibiting them from flying near airports and emergency scenes and ensuring that those operating them aren't drunk or high on drugs. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to formally announce the new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems at a news conference in Montreal on Wednesday. A copy of the new regulations obtained by CBC News reveals that they are comprehensive. They...
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VENUS OPTICS has added a new version to their LAOWA range of lenses: the 9mm f/2.8 DL Zero-D, which is currently the widest lens for the DJI X7 Drone Camera. Something that will make many pilots using the DJI X7 camera very, very happy. The Chinese company Venus Optics is relatively new to the lens market, but has repeatedly surprised shooters worldwide with innovative glass at reasonable price. Continue https://www.cinema5d.com/widest-lens-for-dji-x7-drone-camera/ #drone #uav #uas #s...
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A number of different companies are working on autonomous vehicles, but only a handful have shown lighting systems designed to communicate with pedestrians and other road users. That group is expanding today as Hyundai MOBIS has introduced its new Communication Lighting concept at CES. Essentially a futuristic coupe, the streamlined autonomous vehicle has been equipped with an assortment of displays and lights that communicate its intentions. The headlights are particularly interesting as ...
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Meituan Dianping, China’s largest on-demand food delivery company, announced today at CES that it has signed three new major partners for the development of its autonomous delivery open platform. They are Nvidia, Italian automotive design company Icona, and French automotive supplier Valeo. This is the first time Meituan Dianping, which went public four months ago in Hong Kong, has attended CES, where it exhibited its Meituan Autonomous Delivery (MAD) platform. Valeo will provide engines and ...
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Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the launch of Apollo Enterprise for vehicles that will be put into mass production. The company claims that Apollo is already used by 130 partners around the world. One of its newest partners, Chinese electric vehicle startup WM Motors, plans to deploy level 3 autonomous vehicles by 2021. Apollo Enterprise’s main product lines will include solutions for highway...
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AEV Robotics, an Australian robotics company from Melbourne is aiming to change the world of fleet vehicles with a new modular vehicle system concept, dubbed the MVS. Working in partnership with the University of Melbourne among others, and a team including former General Motors staff, the company has been working on the vehicle for three years and has unveiled it to a wide audience for the first time at CES. “Instead of adding technology to upgrade traditional cars, we’ve started from a c...
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Apollo Robotics, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions for land surveys, has announced that it plans to publicly unveil and demonstrate its affordable Surveyor Version 1 drone platform at CES 2019 Techniplas booth LVCC, North Hall – 9320 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company has already secured more than $2 million in pre-order purchase commitments and is launching at CES 2019 its 5 Star Partner Development Program for qualified industry participants. “We are thrilled to ...
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A small drone equipped with a digging tool gets a lift from a larger drone to travel long distances. The NIMBUS Lab at the University of Nebraska has been developing drones that have the unique ability to dig holes in the ground and then fill those holes with sensors. If this sounds like a complicated task, that’s because it is: The drone needs to be able to carry a portable digging system a useful distance, locate a diggable spot, land, verify that the spot it thought was diggable is in fact...
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During a recent demo, an autonomous drone was deployed to map tunnels as small as 3×3 meters, yielding accurate 3D renderings without sending miners into a potentially unsafe environment. Japanese UAV company Terra Drone’s South African division, which provides UAS solutions to mining, oil and gas sectors, is partnering with a mining company to get a better look at sites from above. Sibanye-Stillwater is the largest producer of gold in South Africa as well as one of the 10 largest in the worl...
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The Florida Integration Pilot Program (IPP) team, led by the Lee County Mosquito Control District, has shifted away from initial plans to test spraying using the large Teros drone to primarily focus on using drones for surveillance and sterile mosquito release. When the Lee County Mosquito Control District first submitted its proposal for the Federal Aviation Administration’s new Integration Pilot Program (IPP), the team intended to focus on using unmanned aircraft for surveillance and deploy...
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by on January 7, 2019
Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar. Next steps for the drone sector - promoting sector growth, achieving public trust, and the draft Drones Bill This timely conference will consider next steps for the UK drones sector, looking at what is needed from policy and regulation to promote public trust in the use of drones, as well as supporting innovation and growth. There will be keynote addresses from Dr Eamonn Beirne, Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport and Loui...
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