2019 Commercial UAV Expo

2019 Commercial UAV Expo Americas to Break Exhibitor & Attendance Records 200 + Exhibitors and 2,500+ drone professionals will come together Oct 28-30, 2019 in Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV – October 17, 2019 – When the doors open for the 5th annual Commercial UAV Expo Americas in Las Vegas on October 28th, it will break all previous exhibitor and attendance records. “More than 200 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees will unite for the event, a testament to the strength of the commercial drone market and evidence of the increasingly important role Commercial UAV Expo Americas is playing in the space,” said Lisa Murray, Group Director at Diversified Communications, organizer of the event. The event runs from October 28-30 at the Westgate in Las Vegas. Commercial UAV Expo Americas is a platform where commercial drone professionals can get up to speed on the market and discover future opportunities. It brings together the right people, the latest solutions and the practical education commercial drone professionals need to maximize their organization’s efficiency, save money, improve safety and mitigate risk. Here’s what to expect: EXHIBITS More than 200 companies will be exhibiting, making Commercial UAV Expo Americas the largest commercial drone event in the Americas, by far. Best-in-class solutions from the most influential companies will be on display, allowing attendees to make the most of their time by being able to compare and qualify solutions all in one place. See the full list here. EDUCATION Attendees will learn from the best in a variety

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Ford Patents Vehicle-Integrated Drone

Automaker Ford has patented a “vehicle-integrated drone” that is programmable and can automatically deploy from cars and trucks in emergencies and fly either autonomously or under pilot control to illuminate accident scenes with lights and sirens, stream photos and video, boost emergency communication, and enhance navigation. The law enforcement applications are obvious, but so are those aimed at rural users of unimproved roadways who need to see the road ahead or who travel in areas of spotty/nonexistent cell service. Ford research manager John Luo and scientist Adi Singh described the company’s drone raison d’etre, “We think many of our customers will want to use these [drone] devices as part of their lifestyle, whether to pursue hobbies or even as a tool for their business—no different than how they use an F-150 [pickup] or Transit [van] on a job site. By conducting in-house research in this emerging area while simultaneously participating in the regulatory conversation at the federal level, Ford is laying the groundwork to make sure our vehicles can deliver the right experiences to our customers as we transition to a smart world.” Read the full story from AIN Online here:   The post Ford Patents Vehicle-Integrated Drone appeared first on RotorDrone. Automaker Ford has patented a “vehicle-integrated drone” that is programmable and can automatically deploy from cars and trucks in emergencies and fly either autonomously or under pilot control to illuminate accident scenes with lights and sirens, stream photos and video, boost emergency communication, and enhance navigation. The law enforcement applications are obvious, but so are

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Free Class! Embry-Riddle UAS Public Safety

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! Future MOOCs will be announced as scheduled. This two-week MOOC covers key concepts related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as applied to the Public Safety (PS) sector (Law Enforcement, Fire, Search, and Rescue), including basic types, characteristics, applications, and current and future uses. It is designed for users primarily with public safety interests, and beneficial to interests in commercial, private/recreational, and public and educational sUAS applications. Specific importance is placed on the safety of flight within the National Airspace System (NAS), including where to fly and where to find flight planning tools. The MOOC also introduces the Federal Aviation Regulations that cover commercial operations of sUAS (known as FAR Part 107), providing participants with the knowledge and resources to pursue further training, should they wish to become PS, Commercial, or Recreational sUAS pilots. Students will also learn the importance of flight standardization.  We will also address challenges such as cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. The first of two live webinars will include a presentation from industry-leading FLIR Systems on PS sensor operations. The second live webinar will feature Assistant Professor Anthony Galante, also a Daytona Beach Police Officer and one of the development leads of the DBPD UAS Unit, who will discuss a broad array of topics for public safety force UAS integration. Intended Audience: Anyone working in or interested in working in Public Safety

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DroneDek: Mailbox on Steroids

DroneDek says it has been awarded a U.S. patent for what it describes as “last-mile drone delivery.” The company claims that it will “disrupt the parcel, package and mail delivery industry by leveraging several patent claims…that combine to make it a ‘mailbox on steroids.’” DroneDek aims to solve drone delivery by offering ultimate convenience. Shipping and receiving with DroneDek are made easy through its intuitive app. Users will receive alerts when their packages ship or arrive. Users will also be notified of what item has arrived and from whom. A heated and cooled cargo area will pave the way for pharmaceutical, food and beverage delivery. DroneDek will operate off of solar or a 110 V power supply, feature a heated door to operate in any climate and host a charging station for delivery drones. DroneDek allows drones access to its secured cargo area via encrypted coding. Potential users of the DroneDek technology include corporate and enterprise users, the pharmaceutical industry, the food/restaurant industry, Internet retailers and others. The post DroneDek: Mailbox on Steroids appeared first on RotorDrone. DroneDek says it has been awarded a U.S. patent for what it describes as “last-mile drone delivery.” The company claims that it will “disrupt the parcel, package and mail delivery industry by leveraging several patent claims…that combine to make it a ‘mailbox on steroids.’” DroneDek aims to solve drone delivery by offering ultimate convenience. Shipping The post DroneDek: Mailbox on Steroids appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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Skydio 2 Camera Drone

Skydio 2 combines groundbreaking artificial intelligence with a best-in-class 4k60HDR camera, 3.5 kilometers of wireless range, and 23 minutes of flight time in a drone that fits anywhere you can carry a 13” laptop. For experienced pilots, Skydio 2 makes every aspect of flying drones more creative, more fun, more useful, and less stressful. But it’s also capable of flying itself with the skills of an expert pilot, opening up the power and magic of aerial capture to new audiences. Built around the Skydio Autonomy Engine – the most advanced flying artificial intelligence system in the world — it sees in every direction with six 4K cameras, maps and understands the world around it, predicts into the future, and makes intelligent decisions that let it smoothly fly around obstacles while capturing amazing videos and photos. For more info, click here. The post Skydio 2 Camera Drone appeared first on RotorDrone. Skydio 2 combines groundbreaking artificial intelligence with a best-in-class 4k60HDR camera, 3.5 kilometers of wireless range, and 23 minutes of flight time in a drone that fits anywhere you can carry a 13” laptop. For experienced pilots, Skydio 2 makes every aspect of flying drones more creative, more fun, more useful, and less stressful. But The post Skydio 2 Camera Drone appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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