Yuneec Announces Three New Drones at CES 2018

Last year, at CES 2017, Yuneec announced the H520. This time around, the China-based drone manufacturer added three new drones and two new categories to its product range. Considering the “best on show” award Yuneec’s Typhoon H received back by various websites at CES 2016, which already equipped Intel’s RealSense technology and a 4K camera,…

TeraBee Releases a New Low-cost & Long-range Sensor

TeraBee, the company that designs, develops and produces the TeraRanger brand of sensors and solutions, recently announced a new long-range, and low-cost sensor for many different applications, including drones. Designed for Robotics, Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT), the new TeraBee sensor, TeraRanger Evo, is lightweight, measuring 29x29x22 mm, and weighing only 9g (12g…

More Power to Police Departments in the UK from New Drone Bill

As laws and regulations in the United States around operating drones continue to evolve, similar rules are becoming stricter in the United Kingdom. Late November 2017, Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg presented a draft of a Drone Bill to publish in Spring 2018. This bill includes different measures, with one of them giving police departments more…

GSA Schedule Contract Awarded to Altavian

The General Services Administration (GSA) has recognized Altavian, a Florida-based drone manufacturer, as a trusted, reliable supplier and has awarded it with a GSA Schedule contract. It’s a move that is the first of its kind for a U.S.-based UAV company. As part of the GSA Schedules Program, a GSA Schedule contract aims to facilitate…

LiDAR for Drones: Direct Georeferencing vs Traditional Aerial Triangulation Systems

Earlier this year, Pierre Chaponnière, Application Engineer at YellowScan, talked about the benefits of Direct Georeferencing for simultaneous LiDAR / Photogrammetry versus Traditional Aerial Triangulation systems and exemplified its use with a case study of a quarry in France. This subject picks up on some of the information we discussed in an article around how…