French law allowing police drones ruled (mostly) constitutional

French police will again be permitted to use drones for surveillance and certain other law enforcement purposes, the nation’s constitutional authority has ruled, ending the nearly two-year legal ban of that activity on grounds it posed privacy violation risks. France’s highest legal body, le Conseil Constitutionnel, signed off on the legality of most of a bill […]

Overair tests its eVTOL large propeller propulsion prototype

Santa Ana, California, startup Overair is not only aiming to become a global player in electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturing, it also wants to revolutionize the propulsion technologies most advanced air mobility (AAM) companies rely on with what it says is a quieter, more efficient large propeller system. Overair recently took a significant step […]

Hamburg port to extend use of diverse autonomous drones

Operators of Hamburg’s port last year took the lead among major European transport and logistics hubs working to integrate autonomous drones and robotic vehicles into their daily activities. Now thye are seeking to extend that through a new partnership with German UAV services company HHLA Sky – a move expected to further expand use of […]

How to choose between different stabilization modes of DJI Action 2?

DJI has dropped a massive firmware update for the Action 2 camera – one which significantly expands the capabilities of DJI’s proprietary Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology. So, with the modular camera making multiple stabilization modes available, how do you decide which one is best for you? First things first: The latest firmware update makes […]

FAA INVESTIGATES ILLEGAL DRONE FLIGHT BENGALS GAME

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that it is investigating the illegal drone flight during the Cincinnati Bengals playoff game against the Las Vegas Raiders last Saturday. Flying drones in and around NFL stadiums that seat 30,000 people or more is prohibited by law beginning one hour before and ending one hour after the scheduled […]