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With only 4 days to go until the current extension expires on September 30, House Democrats blocked a Republican push to fast-track another FAA extension. The FAA Reathorization Act currently in force dates back to 2012, and repeated attempts to try to replace it have failed – resulting in a series of cobbled together extensions. …
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China’s e-commerce giant JD.com has chosen NVIDIA to bring AI to drone and robot delivery.  NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced the collaboration during his keynote address at GTC China, the first of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conferences. JDrone and JDrover are the latest creations from JD X, the innovation lab for JD.com.  Designed for …
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DELAIR is scheduled to introduce its next-generation unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping at INTERGEO 2017 on September 26th in Berlin, Germany. The UX11 is a  small fixed-wing UAV that combines an integrated onboard system, industry-grade sensors, limitless communication range and PPK centimeter-level positioning. The company states that the UX11 carries enough onboard …
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Trimble has introduced three new GNSS-Inertial Systems for Direct Georeferencing on UAVs. Meet the Trimble® APX-15-EI UAV, Trimble APX-18 UAV, and Trimble APX-20 UAV. Direct Georeferencing with the systems allows the location of image elements collected by LiDAR and hyperspectral sensors to be accurately computed without extensive networks of ground control points, reducing costs while maintaining …
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Polaris will throw its hat into the ring for the US Army’s Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) programme with an optionally-manned MRZR. The offering, known Team Polaris MRZR X, will bring together unmanned systems technology from ARA and autonomous systems behaviour from Neya Systems. This could pit Polaris against …

Lengemann Corporation is one of the largest Topcon distributors of Machine Control, Lasers and Surveying equipment in the United States. With its new partnership with Wingtra, Lengemann is giving its customers access to the latest drone technology: “Our clients have high standards, so we have tested a lot of different drones. Only the WingtraOne could …
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NOAA researchers prepare to launch a Raytheon-built Coyote UAV into Hurricane Maria The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used six Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Coyote® unmanned aerial vehicles to track and model Hurricane Maria. Launched from a NOAA WP-3D Orion hurricane hunter aircraft, the Coyotes flew directly into the storm, giving researchers an unprecedented view …
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Build your own drone-based data applications—Pix4D launches Enterprise Solutions at INTERGEO 2017 Want to integrate drone mapping in your operations and build your own drone-based data applications? Now you can–by using our Pix4D photogrammetry engine to create high-quality 2D maps and 3D models even more quickly from images. Pix4Dengine lets you use drone mapping and …
Continue reading Powered by Pix4D—Get ready to join commercial drone industry players like Esri, Intel(R) Insight Platform, & 3DR

Aerial intelligence is redefined by the UX11 with unlimited communication range, the highest resolution imagery in its class at 400 feet altitude, and a fully-integrated camera which enables advanced in-flight data processing. [embedded content] DELAIR, world leader in commercial drones, will introduce its next-generation professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, the UX11, …
Continue reading DELAIR Unveils New Large-area Mapping Drone Featuring 3G/4G Communications and Onboard Processing Capabilities