Iris Automation, Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI), and Drone America have formed a partnership combining their respective strengths in the common objective of bringing safe, automated, long-range beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations closer to everyday reality.

The initiative assembles the Casia detect and avoid technologies of Reno-based Iris Automation with the greater flight capacity that hydrogen cells produced by South Korean DMI afford drones, compared to lithium-ion batteries. Rounding those assets out is is Drone America’s experience providing vehicles, tech, and services that enable greater flight autonomy for larger UAVs used by first responders, and for deliveries, inspections, and infrastructure surveys. Combined in the same program, the trio believes they can bring the day when safe, extended, and autonomous BVLOS drone missions are a common and valued activity much closer.

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Source: dronedj.com