Cepton Technologies Builds the Smallest LiDAR for UAV Applications

There’s a significant overlap between autonomous drones and driverless cars, as both industries are trying to release unmanned vehicles into environments where humans will be interacting with unsupervised machines and we are asking the later to avoid collisions with the former. This overlap is one of the truly fascinating trends in the industry and provides…

Stereographic Mapping and Drones: Taking UAS Mapping to the Limit

McKim & Creed is an employee-owned engineering, geomatics and planning firm with nearly 500 employees in offices throughout the United States. They’re one of the top design firms in the country, and they’ve showcased where and how drone technology is making a difference compared to conventional survey methods as well as how drones are advancing…

Alta Devices – The Solar Solution for Extended Flight Mission Time for Drones

Technology and capabilities that will extend flight times and increase payloads took center stage in more ways than one at the Commercial UAV Expo. We’ve already highlighted some of the solutions that are designed to help drones stay in the air longer, but there were numerous companies that showcased and innovative ways to increase TiTA (Time…

DroneDeploy and REIN’s DroneInsurance.com Make Securing Drone Insurance a Seamless Experience

We’ve talked about how REIN’s DroneInsurance.com is set to redefine expectations around insurance for commercial drone operators, as their platform is focused on finding areas of risk where data can be utilized to understand how real-world risks are changing things. However, that redefinition has been more about policy than process, and it’s why their recent…

Bringing the Survey Process into the Virtual Environment with Virtual Surveyor – Commercial UAV Expo 2018

We’ve discussed in detail how Virtual Surveyor starts where modern drone photogrammetry stops, and the differences the product has made for projects of all types are considerable. Virtual Surveyor offers the tools to view those huge data files captured and created from drones in an interactive viewing environment. It gives users an experience as if…

Ainstein Radar Systems Completes a Full Drone Safety Package

One of the main limitations to a wider deployment of drones remains flight time, or time in the air (TiTA). The weight of the drone itself along with any special sensors or payload it may be carrying have a major impact on on the time drones can stay in the air, and it’s why we’re…