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NTSB and Law Enforcement Are Using Drones to Map Accident Scenes

aerial camera drones are being used for accident investigations

When road accidents happen, police on the ground can spend hours at the scene of the accident trying to figure out what happened. It’s necessary but tedious work that is essential in keeping roads safe. But to save time and carry out better investigations, local police departments are increasingly turning to drones. Local governments have […]

What it Takes to Become a Good Drone Racer (Tips for Beginners)

drone racer with FPV racing goggles hovering

As drone use in areas like photography and mapping grows, there’s also a rapidly growing and vibrant community dedicated to extreme FPV racing. If you’ve been thinking about racing a drone yourself, I’m sure you’ve watched a few videos online or maybe even attended a drone racing event. And boy do they make it look […]

Why Google and Amazon are Happy About a Court’s Ruling on Hobby Drones

DJI Spark - one of the most popular hobbyist drones

In 2015, the FAA set up new rules requiring hobbyist drone owners to register their UAVs online. The new regulations were ultimately struck down in 2016 when John Taylor, a drone hobbyist, successfully challenged the FAA in court. Now, a judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has reversed that ruling, […]

How to Prevent Drone Flyaways (and What to Do If You Have a Lost Drone)

how to prevent a drone flyaway and what to do if you have a lost drone

Drone flyaways are more common than you think and can happen to anyone whether you are a beginner or an expert. Here are some tips for preventing a flyaway and how to recover your lost drone if it happens. But first, why do flyaways happen anyway? What Causes Drone Flyaways? A drone flyaway happens when […]

The US Government is Leading The Way in Testing New Drone Applications

Prime Air, one of the promising new drone programs

In many fields it’s often the private sector that has led the way to new innovations with the government left behind to catch up with regulations. That has mostly been the case in the drone industry. Companies firms like DJI and Intel have helped bring to reality futuristic drone programs and applications. But this time […]

AI and Drones: An Emerging Partnership With Huge Benefits (and Some Concerns)

AI in UAVs for agriculture and other industries

UAVs in agriculture, construction and other sectors are increasingly using AI-powered drones to improve data gathering and analysis. This partnership between drones and artificial intelligence carries new benefits as well as some concerns. Around 100 meters over the arctic, a drone flies almost silently over the vast glaciers. Down below in a boat researchers excitedly […]

Use of Drones to Disrupt FBI Operation Shows the Dangerous Side of Drones We Rarely Talk About

Swarm of Drones - criminal use of video camera drone

According to a report by Defense One, an FBI hostage rescue team was just settling in to carry out surveillance of an unfolding situation when a swarm of drones started buzzing overhead. The drones quickly ratted out their position to the suspects under surveillance and scuttled the whole operation. The suspects went as far as […]