Drone Regulations Go into Effect in the European Union

As from December 31, 2020, national rules in European Union Member States will be replaced by a common EU regulation. This basically means that once a drone pilot has received a valid authorization from their state of registry, they will be allowed to freely circulate within the European Union. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the European Commission has decided to postpone the implementation on the rules and procedures of the operating UAS, allowing the current national drone operating rul

Drones for Hunting: Hunters at Risk of Breaking the Law

Drones are taking up the skies all over the world. They come in different sizes and shapes. Ultimately, the use and applications of drones are the responsibility of their human users, as well as any damage caused by the drones. According to a recent report published by Zion Market Research, the global small drone market, or small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV), is expected to reach approximately 35.5 billion dollars by 2025, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 17.1 percent between 2019 and 202

Nokia's Test of Wireless Connected Drones for Tsunami Evacuation Alerts Is a World's First

The drone industry is experiencing what we could call the drone golden age. The global drone market is forecast to grow from $14 billionin 2018 to over $43 billionin 2024 at a CAGR of 20.5%. According to the Drone Market Report 2019: Commercial Drone Market Size and Forecast (2019-2024) published by ResearchAndMarkets, "service drones will continue to be the largest segment of the drone industry although the software is the fastest growing. Energy is and will continue to be the largest industry

NASA Is Partnering with NextNav, a Pioneer in 3D Geolocation Services, to Navigate Delivery Drones And Passenger-Carrying Air Taxis

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) believes that by 2022 there will be over 700,000 drones delivering packages, monitoring traffic, and aiding in search-and-rescue operations. NextNav, the pioneer in 3D geolocation services, today announced that NASA has accepted its Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) service. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to use NextNav’s MBS network as part of its CERTAIN (City Environment for Range Testing of Autonomous Integrated Naviga

Drones: From Search-and-Rescue to Emergency Delivery They Are Here to Stay

Drones. A controversial topic for some. A futuristic scenery for others. The fact is, that the history of drones -- or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) -- goes back to 1839 when unsuccessful balloons filled with explosives sent by Austrian soldiers were supposed to explode and bomb the city of Venice. However, some of them flew back and bombed the Austrians' own lines, instead, discouraging their future use. Since then, drones have evolved to become a technology that can be used for the benefit

Nokia's Drones and LTE Connectivity for Public Safety at MWC

The use of drones to facilitate efficient rescue operations for first responders is a game changer in disaster situations around the world. Nokia, powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, has recently presented one of its latest initiatives: Nokia Saving Lives. The technology demonstrates groups of drones flying in formation and how they can efficiently search for injured people in a disaster area. Nokia Ultra Compact Network - a lightweight, super portable base station that i

Is DHL's Parcelcopter The Future of Logistics?

DHL, one of the pioneers in drone delivery services, invited private end-customers to test out the fully automated parcelcopter skyport. The Bavarian community of Reit im Winkl in Germany was the setting for the company's three-month test at the beginning of this year of its third generation parcelcopter. A total of 130 autonomous loading and off-loading cycles were completed during the trial period. This marks the first time worldwide that a parcel service provider has directly integrated a pa
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