Drone & Aerial Survey News

Drone & Aerial Survey News

Drone & Aerial Survey News

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies, Inc., a leading start-up in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions. Hyundai will team up with the …

The benefits of using Drones in Construction

The benefits of using Drones in Construction As the demand grows for increased safety and productivity on the job site, the construction industry finds itself turning to new technology. One innovation that has revolutionized the industry is the commercial drone. With an estimated $11.2 billion to be spent on drones in construction within the next …

Rise in women enrolling on professional UAV Drone pilot courses

Rise in women enrolling on professional UAV Drone pilot courses More women are reaching for the stars in 2018 than ever before as the UK’s leading drone pilot training experts reveal a dramatic increase in women enrolling on its courses. RUSTA, which offers Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) training courses covering …

Ford introduces Inspection Drones to keep Engine Plant workers safe

Ford introduces Inspection Drones to keep Engine Plant workers safe Imagine if a simple innovation suddenly allowed you to carry out an arduous – but essential – chore in a tenth of the time it would normally take and without the safety risks of working at height. That’s been the case for Ford employees who are …

Construction is getting ready for Clean Technology

Construction is getting ready for Clean Technology Technology has the power to make construction cleaner, smarter and more efficient – yet progress has been slow. How can the industry take full advantage of intelligent automation? Alastair Hayfield, Research Director at Interact Analysis, shares his insights. Alastair Hayfield has over 10 years’ experience leading research activities …

MIT Chip upgrade will help honeybee-sized drones navigate around us

MIT Chip upgrade will help honeybee-sized drones navigate around us Researchers at MIT, who last year designed a tiny computer chip tailored to help honeybee-sized drones navigate, have now shrunk their chip design even further, in both size and power consumption. The team, co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering …

MIT Researchers develop virtual reality testing ground for drones

MIT Researchers develop virtual reality testing ground for drones Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual …

Drone technology for Asset Inventory Management

Drone technology for Asset Inventory Management Every year, companies carry out expensive and time consuming inventories within their warehouses and outside storage areas. Undertaking an inventory can require a huge mobilisation of material and human resources, which often involves stopping onsite activity. This can have a detrimental impact on a company’s business. ProDroneWorx has developed …

Paddington Station 24/7 features Network Rail’s aerial survey team

Paddington Station 24/7 features Network Rail’s aerial survey team The second series of the behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 aired on Monday 14 May with the programme taking to the skies to join members of Network Rail’s aerial survey team whilst they check railway assets on board a helicopter kitted out with the …

Airbus flying car completes successful test flight

Airbus flying car completes successful test flight Vahana, the all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft built by Airbus’ innovation outpost in Silicon Valley – A³ (“A-cubed”), successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters before descending safely. The test was completed January 31, 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range …

Drones set to take off in construction

Drones set to take off in construction Floating effortlessly and able to be positioned with great accuracy, drones – also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – are becoming an increasingly popular tool in the construction industry. Named after stingless male bees, drones were originally a military technology, dating back to the siege of …

Phoenix LiDAR and JOUAV launch TerraHawk CW-30 for VTOL/UAV aerial mapping

Phoenix LiDAR and JOUAV launch TerraHawk CW-30 for VTOL/UAV aerial mapping At the InterGeo tradeshow in Berlin, JOUAV and Phoenix LiDAR Systems unveiled the TerraHawk CW-30, a custom LiDAR equipped version of JOUAV’s popular CW-30 hybrid VTOL/fixed-wing aircraft for aerial mapping. Hybrid VTOL / fixed-wing technology offers an innovative and logistically simple solution to the …

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the …

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced …

Trimble and Propeller Aero collaborate on unmanned aircraft for construction

Trimble and Propeller Aero collaborate on unmanned aircraft for construction Trimble has announced it is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform. Propeller, based in Sydney and Denver, is a leader in the advanced collection, visualization and analysis of data from UAS. Propeller’s simple automated ground control targets, cloud-based …

Balfour Beatty and West Sussex County Council trial drone technology for bridge inspections

Balfour Beatty and West Sussex County Council trial drone technology for bridge inspections West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialling the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county. Trials have so far been held at Swan Bridge in Pulborough and Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham-By-Sea resulting …

Drone footage showcases progress of the Mersey Gateway Bridge

Drone footage showcases progress of the Mersey Gateway Bridge The Mersey Gateway Bridge project has released this stunning drone footage showing the progress of the construction. Filmed in march 2017, the drones footage shows both the scale of the bridge and how hundreds of people are working across the site to ensure it will opens as planned later this year. The drone filmed …

John Deere and Kespry simplify drone integration on construction job sites

John Deere and Kespry simplify drone integration on construction job sites John Deere and Kespry today announced an exclusive global strategic alliance through which John Deere Construction & Forestry dealers will provide the Kespry Aerial Intelligence System to their customers on job sites around the world. Starting in North America, the alliance enables John Deere …

Aerial drones to inspect and survey water

Aerial drones to inspect and survey water Barhale, one of Britain’s largest privately-owned infrastructure specialists has announced an alliance with Anglian Water. The civil engineering company will spend £1.3m over five years with the drone specialist Geocurve to inspect and survey major infrastructure networks and treatment works as well as help tackle flooding, improve water quality and the maintenance of current …