ArchiveJune 2020

Drone News – Tue June 30, 2020

DroneXL.co Drone News Daily

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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Autel EVO II Dual with thermal camera. A nice alternative to new ANAFI USA

Autel's EVO II Dual with thermal camera. A nice alternative to new ANAFI USA

If Parrot’s marketing campaign, which included falsely accusing DJI and taking stabs at Chinese-made drones in general, left you with a foul taste in your mouth, but you are in the market for a thermal drone, you might want to consider the M2ED or the Autel EVO II Dual. Check out the performance of this drone in high winds as well as its thermal capabilities.

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Drone shows 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before!

Drone shows 9/11 Memorial

Now, here’s something worth writing about. This drone video shows the 9/11 Memorial unlike you have never seen before, without people and from the air. The video was made by Kevin P. Coughlin and Jin-Sup Lee from All Island Aerial for the State of New York. It is definitely worth watching as the drone gives an entirely new perspective on a very well known and sacred landmark.

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Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux falsely accuses DJI during ANAFI USA presentation

Parrot's founder Henri Seydoux digs into DJI's data security issues

During the presentation of the ANAFI USA, Parrot’s founder and CEO, Henri Seydoux falsely accuses DJI of silently removing some software from the DJI Go app that would feed into a Chinese data intelligence platform. Not only is this a cheap shot, but he got his facts wrong according to DJI. See below for all the details and the response from DJI.

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Drone News – Mon June 29, 2020

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Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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DJI releases interactive ‘Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide’ map

DJI releases interactive 'Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide' map

Finally, it is here! DJI’s Adam Lisberg once told me how much work it was to chase, verify, and compile the news stories in which drones played an often crucial role in helping to save somebody’s life. Today, DJI released a global map that showcases all the known Drone-Assisted Rescues Worldwide. 413 lives have been saved with the help of drones in 234 incidents in 24 countries as of today. This is a great initiative as it helps drive the point across that drones are not only the safest form of aviation but also help in saving people’s lives. I would add to this that in doing so, drones are still massively underused. Supplying more first responders across the world with more unmanned aircraft would go a long way in rescuing even more people.

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Mavic 3 release date is fake news and shows a DJI T16 Agras instead

Mavic 3 release date is fake news and shows a DJI T16 Agras instead

Ok – My sincere apologies. Somebody pointed out early this morning that the second photo in this post looks like a DJI Agras T16 and upon closer inspection, it does indeed. Forget the September 26th release date for the new DJI Mavic 3 drone for now. Somebody clearly photoshopped these photos together and fooled a number of people, including me. Sorry guys.

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Drone News – Fri June 26, 2020

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Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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Former FAA executives start AccelerātUM to expedite drone operations

Former FAA executives start AccelerātUM to expedite drone operations

Former senior FAA executives launched AccelerātUM to expedite drone operations. On the website, it says that the company is “an inclusive, non-partisan, privately funded collaborative developing consensus-based solutions for the unmanned mobility industry by bringing together commercial end-users, municipalities, emergency service providers, manufacturers, technology providers, researchers, and regulators.” Recently, they announced Brett Fedderson as President.

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Drone News – Thu June 25, 2020

DroneXL.co Drone News Daily

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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