month : 12/2017 7 results

Egypt’s Parliament Bans Drone Use Without Defense Ministry Approval

Egypt’s parliament approved a new law during Tuesday’s general session which prohibits the use or possession of unmanned aerial vehicles, commercially known as drones, without a license from the Ministry of Defense. Concerns about the potential use of drones to conduct acts of ...

Virginia Tech Engineers Team With Malawi University To Set Drone Records

Drone delivery moved one step closer to reality in sub-Saharan Africa after Virginia Tech and Malawian teams conducted tests at the UNICEF drone testing corridor in Kasungu, Malawi.The flights by a fully autonomous aircraft designed in mechanical engineering’s Unmanned Systems Lab set ...

Embry-Riddle To Offer Free, Open-to-Public Online Drone Operation Course

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will once again offer a free, two-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on drone operation called Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users.Scheduled to run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, the open-to-all course covers ...

SkyPixel’s Top Picks Of 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest

SkyPixel, the world's most popular aerial photography community run in cooperation with DJI, has selected some of the best aerial stories submitted to the 2017 SkyPixel Photo Storytelling Contest. From a crystal selfie in the middle of Lake Baikal to witnessing a polar bear hunt ...

Bell Helicopter Unveiled Its Automatic Pod Transport System

The drone that delivers a package to your doorstep may someday be built by Bell Helicopter.The Fort Worth-based aviation giant is moving aggressively into the autonomous vehicle business and on Monday showed off one called APT — short for Automatic Pod Transport — that could potentially be ...

Mercedes Plans More Drone Deliveries After 100 Perfect Flights

Mercedes-Benz, conducting the biggest test using drones to ship everyday items like ground coffee and cellphones, said the mini aircraft completed 100 drop-offs to strategically placed vans in Zurich with a perfect safety record and more deliveries are planned for next year.About 50 individ...

DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI is introducing new features to the DJI AeroScope remote identification system that functions as an “electronic license plate” for drones. The new features allow drone pilots to voluntarily identify their flight operations to authorities while still protecting their privacy.AeroScope is ...