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Daily Drone News – Tuesday September 22, 2020

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FAA approval for Amazon Prime Air drone delivery fleet - Amazon develops flight simulators to train delivery drones to avoid real-world crashes

Amazon develops flight simulators to train delivery drones to avoid real-world crashes – Details published by the European Patent Office show that Amazon has filed for a patent to teach autonomous drones about flight speed, lift-off, rolls, and landings with the use of flight simulators.

Walmart to deliver COVID-19 test kits by drone in pilot project

Walmart to deliver COVID-19 test kits by drone in pilot project – Walmart said today that it would start delivering COVID-19 test kits by drone through an automated drone delivery system to customers’ doorsteps in a pilot project.

Drones4Safety to increase safety in European civil transport

Drones4Safety to increase safety in European civil transport – In June 2020, a consortium of nine partners coordinated by the University of Southern Denmark has launched the EU-funded Drones4Safety project with the aim of increasing safety and security in European civil transport. Drones4Safety proposes an innovative solution that replaces the direct human involvement in railway and bridge inspections with a cooperative, autonomous and continuously operating drone system. Energy harvesting, artificial intelligence, and a swarm system are the key aspects of this project.

Pix4Dmatic: accurate, faster photogrammetry on a larger scale

Pix4Dmatic: accurate, faster photogrammetry on a larger scale – Photogrammetry leader Pix4D is announcing the commercial release of Pix4Dmatic: the digital photogrammetry software for accurate and fast corridor and large scale drone mapping.

Update from White House and Commercial Drone Alliance

Update from White House and Commercial Drone Alliance – In an opening session moderated by Lisa Ellman, Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) at the Commercial UAV EXPO 2020, Michael Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States provided an update from the White House.

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