Florida Women Think They’re Interesting Enough For Drones To Spy On Them

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 19:30:36 +0000

New technologies always bring out skepticism in people, and among the particularly ignorant, it brings out paranoia, hatred, and violence. Few know this better than Tesla owners, especially those who’ve experienced vandalism (often by people stupid enough to not know they’re on camera). I don’t understand why people think it’s ok to vandalize others property. […]

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DJI Avata Lets Anyone Make Cool FPV Footage Using Clean Aviation Tech

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 16:07:31 +0000

If you’re a Tesla fan, or fan-adjacent like me, you’ve probably seen the cool first-person view drone footage from Giga Berlin from earlier this year. The drone footage does lots of cool maneuvering in tight, tight spaces and gives reality a surreal look that no human or human-held camera can possibly get. Want to make […]

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Oak Ridge National Lab Prepares Drones To Prevent & Fight Wildfires

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 20:50:19 +0000

When it comes to electric aviation, one of the key benefits is that small drones are available today and they don’t contribute to the problem of climate change. But, can they help us deal with the climate change gas and kerosene-powered aircraft helped create? It turns out that the answer to this is a definite, […]

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Microsoft’s Drone AI Pilot Training Lab

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:50:38 +0000

It makes sense to perform the most hazardous activities in simulations when you’re testing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicle prototypes, or simply automobiles in general. An early autonomous system may be extremely unpredictable, and Tesla warns that they might “make the wrong decision at the worst possible time.” So, before even installing a […]

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Vermont University & FEMA Provide Drone Training For Public Safety

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 12:50:37 +0000

In a recent post here at CleanTechnica, I covered an online panel the FAA held about best practices for public safety personnel (whom they incorrectly called “first responders”). It was a very informative event, and anybody looking to create a drone program for police, fire, or emergency management should seriously check it out. Today, we […]

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FAA Panel Discusses Drone Public Safety Best Practices

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:50:07 +0000

The FAA’s YouTube channel has a recording of a recent event where a panel of experts in public safety discussed best practices for small electric unmanned aviation, or drones. If you’d like to watch the video itself, it’s embedded below, but if you want to read my summary, scroll further down. The panel consisted of: […]

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FAA Drone Zone Website Gets Makeover

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:50:54 +0000

In some recent social media posts, the FAA Drone Zone announced that it is doing a redesign to make the website more visually appealing and easier to use. On Monday, the new design opened up for users to check out. US Drone Rules Can Be Complicated The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all commercial UAS […]

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Phoenix Fire Department Launches Drone Program

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:50:08 +0000

In a press release, the City of Phoenix recently announced that its fire department launched a project to integrate small-scale electric aviation into its operations. Since the launch in June, the team has been responding to a small subset of the department’s overall emergencies, both for training and to figure out best practices for using […]

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FPV Drones Fly Into Buildings To Deliver Bombs in Ukraine

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:50:39 +0000

Many people here, especially big Tesla fans, know either what an FPV drone is, or have seen footage from one. After the video from Tesla Germany, it’s hard to not be impressed. While this isn’t lifesaving or doing anything amazing like some of our other stories on electric aviation, it’s still highly impressive. As a […]

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DC Circuit Court Upholds Drone Remote ID Rule

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:50:54 +0000

As part of the effort to integrate clean unmanned electric aviation into US skies, the FAA created a Remote ID rule for small drones. This rule, which was first proposed in 2019, would require all drones to broadcast their location and identification information while in flight. This information would be available to anyone within range […]

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