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Drone Delivery Deluge

Sometimes when we watch an action movie, we see our heroes struggling along a mountainside and suddenly one or two little pebbles roll down in front of them. It’s a cinematic shortcut to let us know that a landslide is coming. The pebbles have started falling down the mountain of potential that is UAV delivery.…

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Video Footage is King

Video footage is King in today’s digital society. Readers no longer want to read articles but watch video segments of news. WhatsApp wants to offer video chat, which will compete against Apple FaceTime and Skype, as sometimes text messages are not enough. Law enforcement agencies around the world have begun adopting body-worn camera and video…

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Zipline Raises $25 million in Series B Funding

Californian-based drone delivery company, Zipline, has raised $25 million in series funding which will be used for increasing its operations in Africa. The company estimates that it will be undertaking 100 emergency flights a day, delivering blood to transfusion clinics across the region, expanding its services in Rwanda and other areas of Africa. Zip, the…

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Drones – are these material to the business?

Following along from Valour Consultancy’s last blog about niche market opportunities in the drone industry, we might look at the construction of drones to meet these niche needs. When we think of vehicle construction, then there is a tendency to assume the manufacturer has chosen the best material for the job but manufacturers have to…

Worker controlling UAV

How does the Airware-Red Bird integration stack up?

In 2011, Airware started with the goal of developing a standard application for drone operations. Since the company’s inception, it has developed a cross-manufacturer drone fleet controller and an in-depth integrated data management system. Its solution is extensively used globally and by a plethora of different markets: insurance, construction, mining, utilities (including telecommunications), oil and…

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The Development of the Commercial UAV Industry

Humanity has a unique combination of intelligence, ingenuity and idiocy, that makes its every action an adventure. The UAV industry is such an adventure. At the time of publication of “The Future of Commercial and Industrial UAVs – 2016 Edition”, aviation authorities around the world are trying to impose order on the chaotic world of…