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March 28, 2016

State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data and Cut Costs

WASHINGTON - A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative drone technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and save money. According to a March 2016 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 33 state departments of transportation have or are exploring, researching, testing or using unmanned

January 11, 2016

Drone Catcher: “Robotic Falcon” Can Capture, Retrieve Renegade Drones

In January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbyist accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn. Two years earlier, a prankster sent his drone toward German prime minister Angela Merkel during a campaign rally. Small drones have also proven to be effective tools of mischief that

October 26, 2015

PrecisionHawk, Verizon, Harris and DigitalGlobe Jointly Demonstrate Technology for Safe Drone Operations

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PrecisionHawk, Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), Harris (NYSE: HRS) and DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI) today announced the successful completion of initial testing of high-performance airspace services for consumer and enterprise drones. The market leaders have integrated their technologies, Verizon's LTE network, Harris' ADS-B and aircraft surveillance network, DigitalGlobe's Geospatial Big

October 13, 2015

Intergraph SG&I Becomes Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 12, 2015—Intergraph's Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) division has rebranded globally as Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. The new name more closely aligns the business and its industry-leading solutions with parent company, Hexagon. "Since acquiring Intergraph in 2010, Hexagon has made many strategic and beneficial investments in safety and infrastructure solutions – from

September 16, 2015

NASA, Industry Complete Third Phase of UAS Flight Testing

Evolving technologies necessary for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to safely avoid other aircraft while moving through the nation's skies recently were put to the test using NASA's remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft. Equipped with a prototype system of Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) sensors working in concert with airborne and ground-based computers, Ikhana made 11 flights involving more than

April 14, 2015

Robotics Researchers Devise Improved UAS Orientation System

Researchers with the University of Zurich’s Robotics and Perception Group have improved unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology’s position and location awareness, boosting safety and usability. Combined sensors from a single camera and acceleration sensors emulate the human visual system for a better sense of balance.

February 9, 2015

Introducing Hexagon Mining

Feb. 9, 2015—Hexagon Mining officially launches its bold vision of smart change today at the world’s largest mining investment conference, Mining Indaba.  The conference, being held Feb. 9-13 in Cape Town, South Africa, offers the perfect platform for Hexagon Mining to unveil an unprecedented portfolio of innovative technologies. Hexagon Mining is the only company to

November 19, 2014

CACI Awarded $32 Million Contract to Provide Digital Mapping Services to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2014—CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today it has been awarded a $32 million contract to provide digital mapping and charting services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) under the GEOINT Data Services (GDS) Maritime Atlantic Region program. This four-year (one base plus three option years) contract represents additional work for CACI

November 19, 2014

Unmanned Aircraft Fall within FAA Control According to NTSB Ruling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014—The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has served the FAA and respondent Raphael Pirker with its opinion and order regarding Mr. Pirker's appeal in case CP-217, regarding the regulation of unmanned aircraft.  In the opinion, the Board remanded the case to the administrative law judge to collect evidence and issue

October 21, 2014

Government of Canada Launches National Campaign on Drone Safety

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014—The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched the Government of Canada's safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users—both recreational and commercial—understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first. The first phase of the campaign, unveiled today, provides the public