CategoryDrone Technology

Dutch solar drone maker Avy completes test flight with fixed-wing drone

Dutch solar drone maker Avy completes test flight with fixed-wing drone

Avy, a Dutch solar drone manufacturer, has announced a successful test flight of its fixed-wing drone, marking a milestone in bringing long-haul flights one step closer to being emission-free. The drone is equipped with custom solar foil developed by Wattlab to reflect and absorb more sunlight and is designed to be used for urgent medical transport, support emergency services, and nature conservation initiatives.

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Thermal drone finds missing teen after two days near Mt. St. Helens

Thermal drone finds missing teen after two days near Mt. St. Helens

With the help of a thermal drone, a missing Vancouver teen was found safe after two days near Mount St. Helens. After the 16-year-old had suddenly vanished a massive search and rescue party was organized including more than 100 people and two helicopters. He was safely found with the help of a drone with a thermal camera after almost 32 hours.

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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.

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