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DJI AV Rumors: It Is Already An Autonomous Vehicle Company

January 18th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

DJI's drones are already capable of doing some autonomous operations in areas more complicated than the roads, and sometimes far more complicated. It's not a major stretch to say that DJI is already pretty good at dealing with complicated and dangerous conditions with its current autonomous vehicle efforts. Adding ground-based systems to its portfolio isn't that big of a leap

A Drone Saves The Day In An Unusual Way

January 16th, 2021 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently in Australia, electric aviation saved the day again, but not in the usual way. A man used a drone to get a text message out, allowing rescuers to find a stranded group of people

FAA To Allow More Small Drone Operations, Require Remote ID

December 30th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced several new rules for drones. It is going to allow operations at night and over people without waivers under certain conditions, and that's going to make life easier for pilots. Starting in about 30 months, the FAA will be requiring small drones to broadcast ID information, which will aid in enforcing regulations, but impose some costs on pilots

DJI: 500 People Saved by Small Drones So Far

December 29th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

To show the good small drones are doing, DJI has an online map and counter showing how many people have been saved by drone operators. According to the company, drones have not only found missing people so others could rescue them, but they have also brought supplies to trapped survivors and found people through smoke and darkness who were unconscious

Trump EPA Fails Americans & Humanity With New Airplane Standards

December 28th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will finalize standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new aircraft that take effect in 2028. The rule copies international standards from 2016 that set a greenhouse gas emissions floor for aircraft flying international routes at levels a decade behind what aircraft could already do in

Latest “Hydrogen Economy” Round Is Hype, But There Is A Place For Hydrogen

December 23rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

There's a $120 billion global hydrogen industry that we have to kick the fossil fuel companies out of. 3-4% of global petroleum use is for long-haul shipping and aviation. About 8% of CO2e emissions globally are from steelmaking. That's more than enough for CleanTechnica to report on. Boosterism for hydrogen outside of those spaces is just perpetuating the wrong industry

DJI Releases A New Workhorse Drone

December 22nd, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced is a serious workhorse that can serve the needs of public safety workers, utilities, and a variety of other professionals who would otherwise consider calling for a helicopter

Electric Aviation Is Already Here

December 8th, 2020 | by Jennifer Sensiba

As the technology improves, we may eventually see electric aircraft carrying large numbers of passengers or large volumes of cargo over long distances. So, most of us think electric aviation is something that only exists in the future tense

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