Tulsa VC launches angel investing program | Wizest closes on $1.7M
Venture capital firm Atento Capital has launched an angel investing program called 412 Angels. Its goal is to help educate new investors and increase the number of early-stage startups in the U.S. Highway 412 corridor connecting Tulsa and Northwest Arkansas. Partnering on the effort is the Northwest Arkansas Council, the George Kaiser Family Foundation in Tulsa, and the Walton Family Foundation in Bentonville.
Manifest and DLE collaborate on Global Logistics Event with a focus on the drone delivery
The Future of Logistics are forging a partnership that will focus on educating the global logistics industry about the value of drone delivery systems. The parties have agreed to work together to further the mission of the DLE to establish regulations and drive further growth for the drone delivery industry. The DLE and Manifest will work together to create world class education and awareness of the crucial part drones can play in upgrading and automating the last leg of the supply chain journey. Manifest 2023, taking place Jan. 30 – Feb. 1st in Las Vegas, will once again bring together the most comprehensive ecosystem of innovation and transformation in Logistics technology and end-to-end Supply Chain by organizing mega events in Las Vegas on annual basis. While DLE is a global multidisciplinary "quadruple helix" network of Companies, Universities, the Public and Investors (CUPI) with the aim to stimulate innovations, collaborations, and standardization in the Drone logistic industry on an international level.
DroneShield and Allen-Vanguard: Counter Drone Company Partners with Counter IED Firm
DroneShield Limited, an Australian/US company that produces and markets technology to counter unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Allen-Vanguard, a US-owned provider of systems design to thwart improvised explosive devices (IED), have teamed up in a partnership that combines the two firms' product-development and marketing efforts.
FAA and NASA UTM field day
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Field Test Industry Day will be hosted jointly by the FAA and NASA. This event opens the next chapter of UTM testing and exploration, leveraging previously developed UTM ecosystem capabilities to explore emerging UTM Services. The UTM Field Test will execute flight test activities to validate industry standards. This project supports Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) policy development and routine low-altitude BVLOS UAS operations in various environments, including operations at night and over people.
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Vehicle Market to Witness Growth Acceleration | EHang, Kitty Hawk, Volocopter
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Vehicle Market report focused on the comprehensive analysis of current and future prospects of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Vehicle industry. This report is a consolidation of primary and secondary research, which provides market size, share, dynamics, and forecast for various segments and sub-segments considering the macro and micro environmental factors. An in-depth analysis of past trends, future trends, demographics, technological advancements, and regulatory requirements for the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Vehicle market has been done in order to calculate the growth rates for each segment and sub-segments.
Aircraft Electric Motors Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Types, And Applications Forecast To 2028 || Honeywell International, Inc., Allied Motion, Inc., Altra Industrial Motion Corp., AMETEK.Inc., ARC Systems Inc. and More
Aircraft Electric Motors market research report is sure to assist companies in making better decisions, generating revenue, prioritizing market goals and profitable business for long-lasting achievements.
City Of Frisco: Wing Launches First Commercial Drone Delivery Service In Major U.S. Metro Area At Frisco Station
Rooted in mobility innovation, Frisco Station, a 242-acre mixed-use development in the North Platinum Corridor of Frisco, Texas, will soon be home to a drone delivery facility operated by Wing, one of the first providers of drone delivery service in the United States (U.S.). As part of the first commercial drone delivery service in a major U.S. metropolitan area, the Frisco Station facility will have all of Wing's usual drone delivery capabilities, but will initially be dedicated to exploring new uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) use cases, community demonstrations, school field trip educational opportunities and public tours.
Top Drone Service Providers 2021: Drone Industry Insights’ Newest Report
The latest report from Drone Industry Insights (DRONEII) ranks drone companies around the world to produce the 2021 list of top drone service providers. DRONEII researcher Lukas Schroth writes that the new report "ranks the top drone service providers in the world using company size & development, market shares, and public attention as key parameters."
Drone Package Delivery Market Business Strategies, Technological Innovation, Trends & Top Players by 2030
Drone Package Delivery Market 2020-2030: The global drone package delivery market is experiencing a significant growth due to increased demand for faster delivery. Drone package delivery implies delivery of packages, food, and other goods using drones. Drone package delivery is being used by major retail and logistics companies around the world such as Amazon, Dominos, and others to deliver products in hassle free and with the ease to the consumers. Moreover, the tech giants such as Alphabet are hailing it as future of e-commerce. Further, the major retailers such as Walmart are testing drone delivery services to achieve a profitable last mile delivery and a better buyer experience to the customer.
Tech 101: Construction drones
Contractors are using drones to record images and videos that help optimize everything from grading plans and operations to identifying differences between as-designed and as-built site plans.
Uber plans to start delivering McDonald's hamburgers by drone this summer
The Washington Post
Uber recently announced plans to begin testing the first-ever commercial application of food delivery by drone in high-density urban areas, joining companies like Amazon and Google that are seeking to make unmanned commercial deliveries using the same technology.
Airport Benefits of Drone Technology
With the introduction of drone specific regulations such as the 14 CFR Part 107, a safety culture was created for unmanned aircraft similar to that of manned aircraft. Part 107 lowers the potential hazard of drone activities while allowing their potential benefits to increase. In an interesting twist, the drones that once posed a hazard for airports can provide valuable services within the airport environment.
Op-ed: Commercial UAS Industry Must Stand Up and Dispel False Narratives
Unmanned Aerial Online
In this op-ed, the writer implores UAS industry stakeholders to seriously start defending the commercial drone industry when they hear media pundits, government officials and others predict how one accident between a UAV and a commercial airliner will wreck the entire commercial UAS industry.
Drone photography takes off as buyers shop for homes online
Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE
When your neighbors placed a for sale sign in their yard in the old days — about three years ago — you were sure to see crowds of buyers coming and going from open houses. Today, you're just as likely to spot an unmanned aircraft flying overhead, making a video.
Intel’s Winter Olympics light show featured a record-breaking 1,218 drones
The Olympics opening ceremony is always a big show, and this year was no exception, with Intel joining in on the fun with a record-setting performance of 1,218 Shooting Star drones flying in sync to create huge light-up images of Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings in the skies over Pyeongchang.
Industrial drone company Kespry raises $33 million
Industrial drone platform provider Kespry has raised $33 million in a series C round of funding led by G2VP, with participation from Cisco Investments, Shell Technology Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, DCM Ventures, Spectrum 28, ABB Ventures, and H. Barton Asset Management.
Boulder eyes municipal drone uses, vows not to spy on people
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
Boulder, Colo., may in the near future make use of drones to advance various municipal interests, ranging from search-and-rescue efforts to 3-D modeling to inform infrastructure design. But officials are first collecting public input before moving ahead with the program.
Going up: Drones play a bigger role in residential, commercial real estate
Central Penn Business Journal
In residential and commercial real estate, the demand for drone services continues to rise, and uses have expanded beyond producing photos for marketing materials. From help with safety planning before heavy equipment is brought into a new site to quick checks of subcontractor progress on a project, the broader range of what drones can do on construction sites helps justify the expense for those companies buying their own drones.
Amazon Gets Patent for Snooping Drone
24/7 Wall St.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this week approved U.S. patent number 9,714,089 for Amazon.com Inc. The patent is called "Trigger agents in video streams from homes" and would allow Amazon to analyze data it collects while delivering merchandise using unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones.
Amazon Visualizes Speedy Home Delivery From Cylindrical Towers
A new patent application filed by Amazon outlines the company's vision for vertical cylindrical structures that will enable drones to deliver customer purchases directly to their homes. The tall, multileveled buildings would receive truck delivery on the ground level and through robotic manipulations then transport customer orders to drones sitting on their launch pads on each floor of this high rise; each drone would then fly off and make home deliveries.
This is like a vision of life in the space age; remember The Jetsons?
3 Steps to Getting a Job in the Drone Industry
Since Part 107 was implemented, it's easier than ever to get a commercial drone license. Getting a good job in the drone industry, however, can prove more difficult. If you're a student trying to break in to the industry or a seasoned professional looking for a career change, start planning to be the right candidate for a job from the beginning.
Lady Gaga Halftime Drone Swarm Was Pretaped to Shield Crowd
Sunday's Super Bowl halftime light show featuring Lady Gaga -- prerecorded to comply with prohibitions on flying drones over people -- was choreographed by Intel Corp. It provided a dramatic backdrop for the performance and also illustrated the ways large companies are embracing unmanned aircraft in sometimes unexpected ways.
Area legislators take on task of drone legislation
While industries are looking to drones to save money, area legislators said some are successful while others refrain from using them because there are no guidelines in place at the state level. Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, and Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, are currently working on a bill to remedy the issue.
The legislators' goal will be to focus on two main issues for now - citizen privacy and economic opportunity for the state.
Vigilant Aerospace releases drone list
Oklahoma City-based Vigilant Aerospace Systems Inc. has released a list of commercial drones available in the United States that have the ability to fly beyond an operator's line of sight.
Drone developments: Avionics, fuel cells and swarms
In his blog discussing recent developments in the UAS world, writer Tony Murfin addresses various drone developments, including in areas such as avionics, fuel cell research and swarms.