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Daily Drone News – Thursday September 24, 2020

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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Amazon's Ring introduces security camera drone, the Always Home Cam

Amazon’s Ring introduces security camera drone, the Always Home Cam – Ring introduces a new security camera drone, the ‘Always Home Cam’ during today’s Amazon event. This drone is meant to be flown indoors to keep an eye out for your property and belongings while you’re away.

Verizon deploys remote network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire

Skyward (Verizon) deploys remote network-connected drone during Big Hollow Wildfire – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Skyward, A Verizon company, a temporary waiver that allows company pilots to fly the Percepto Sparrow drone from their homes to inspect critical communications infrastructure near the Big Hollow wildfire in Washington. The waiver permits operations 24 hours a day, with less than 3 miles of visibility, and no pilot or observer on site.

ZÈGRE-HEMSEY TESTS DRONE DELIVERY FOR DEFIBRILLATORS, FEATURED IN NC TRACS VIDEO

Zègre-Hemsey tests drone delivery of defibrillators in North Carolina – Dr. Jessica Zègre-Hemsey and her team published the results of their drone study in The New England Journal of Medicine (September 17, 2020). The study was supported by a grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NC TraCS), National Institutes of Health, and was a collaboration with UNC School of Public Health, UNC School of Medicine, and North Carolina State University.

COVID response: drone service providers to the rescue

COVID response: drone service providers to the rescue – As industries across the globe come to grips with the “new normal” of a COVID-19 challenges, drone service providers (DSP) are launching new levels of innovation across a range of public and commercial sectors.

Skydio adds new talent to growing leadership team

Skydio adds new talent to growing leadership team – More news about Skydio today as the company adds new talent to its ‘growing leadership team.’ The three new hires are all women, which is a welcome addition to a mostly male-dominated drone industry.

Skydio 2 and DJI Mavic Air 2 track a motorcycle. Guess who wins.

Skydio 2 and DJI Mavic Air 2 track a motorcycle. Guess who wins. – Ryan Urlacher puts the Skydio 2 and DJI Mavic Air 2 to the test. In this almost 30-minute video, he has both drones following him while he is riding his motorcycle on a dirt road with quite a bit of elevation. Guess which of the two drones does a better job at tracking him.

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