Lawmakers want drones added to US security threat probe of Chinese smart cars
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by Ishveena Singh
3d ago
US lawmakers are calling upon the Commerce Department to include Chinese drones in the evolving regulations for connected vehicles. Members of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, in particular, have outlined concerns regarding the espionage capabilities of Chinese-made drones. more ..read more
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Autel releases critical firmware update for EVO II V3 drone users in EU and UK 
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by Ishveena Singh
3d ago
In compliance with drone Remote ID regulations in the EU and UK and to ensure a better flying experience, Autel Robotics has released important software and firmware updates for the series drones in the region. “We strongly recommend that you perform this update to meet the regulation compliance requirement,” the company says. more ..read more
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Drone mailbox developer smashes crowdfunding target for a third time
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by Ishveena Singh
3d ago
Arrive AI, which makes smart mailbox platforms for drone and traditional delivery, has raised over $1.5 million in its latest crowdfunding effort. This is the third consecutive time the Indianapolis-based company’s crowdfunding campaign has brought in more than $1 million. more ..read more
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Joby Aviation completes a 523-mile flight in an eVTOL powered by hydrogen-electric tech
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by Electrek
4d ago
eVTOL developer Joby Aviation has completed its latest milestone in demonstrating the plausibility of zero-emission regional air travel. By using hydrogen-electric propulsion developed by its subsidiary H2FLY, Joby recently completed a 523-mile eVTOL flight in California. more ..read more
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Senate version of NDAA holds off on DJI drone ban demand
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by Ishveena Singh
4d ago
The Senate Armed Services Committee has released its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which notably omits the demand to ban new DJI drones from entering the US market. The House passed its version of the bill last month with provisions to stop the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from issuing new licenses to DJI over national security concerns. more ..read more
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Explore Mount Everest’s climbing route with breathtaking drone video
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by Ishveena Singh
4d ago
DJI has once again showcased the extraordinary capabilities of its drones with the release of a stunning video that captures the full climbing route of Mount Everest. The video takes you on an awe-inspiring journey from the base camp at 5,300 meters to the summit at 29,000 feet, highlighting the rugged beauty and sheer scale of the world’s highest peak. more ..read more
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Upgrade your gear: Insta360 cameras 22% off for Prime Day
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by Ishveena Singh
4d ago
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to upgrade your camera gear, Insta360 has just served up an early Prime Day deal you can’t ignore. The innovative and Insta360 Ace Pro are both 22% off, and you don’t want to miss out on these incredible savings! more ..read more
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DJI’s annual report shows how agricultural drones are transforming global farming
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by Ishveena Singh
5d ago
DJI Agriculture has released its latest annual report, shedding light on the remarkable growth and impact of farming drones across the planet. By the end of 2023, over 300,000 agricultural drones were in use in more than 100 countries and regions. As of June 2024, these drones have treated over 500 million hectares of farmland, saving vast amounts of water, reducing chemical usage, and significantly cutting carbon emissions. more ..read more
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Lithuanian drone startup Granta Autonomy takes off with $1M seed funding
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by Ishveena Singh
5d ago
Lithuanian startup Granta Autonomy has just come out of stealth mode, announcing a successful $1 million seed funding round to manufacture fully autonomous drones for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. more ..read more
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Flying a drone without Remote ID? See safe locations here
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by Ishveena Singh
5d ago
As summer unfolds, bringing sunny skies and perfect conditions for outdoor activities, many drone enthusiasts are gearing up for more time in the air. However, before you launch your drone into the great blue yonder, it’s crucial to be aware of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) regulations, particularly concerning Remote ID. The FAA has recently released an updated FRIA (FAA-Recognized Identification Area) map, which is a great resource for pilots looking to fly without Remote ID equipment. more ..read more
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