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Chula Vista Policy to Protect Residents from Certain Surveillance Technology

The City Council of Chula Vista, California (in the San Diego metropolitan area), announced a new policy governing how city law enforcement can use technology to protect residents from data collected...

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More Autonomous Big Rigs Needed on the Road: Why Start There?

Many trucks on the freeway already drive themselves -with an operator on board. These trucks operate smoothly and safely with little to no human intervention. Such vehicles are capable of knowing...

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Soaring Eagle Technologies Obtains Nationwide BVLOS Drone Waiver from FAA

This week, Soaring Eagle Technologies, a drone data collection company that provides services for critical infrastructure in the U.S., received one of the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) waivers from the Federal Aviation...

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NFL Urges Lawmakers to Address Drone Threats and Nefarious Actors

Cathy Lanier, the Chief Security Officer for the National Football League (NFL), is concerned about unauthorized drones flying above stadiums during games and the potential for accidents or even a mass...

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AUVSI and DOD’s Defense Innovation Unit Announce Collaboration for Cyber Standards for Drones

The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s leading trade association for drones and other autonomous vehicles, announced a collaboration with the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Innovation Unit...

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Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership to Lead FAA UTM Field Test

The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) was selected to lead one of the teams participating in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) Field Test....

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FAA Issues Task Order for UTM Project at Griffiss International Airport

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a task order contract to the New York UAS Test Site for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) integration project. The project...

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Remote ID Ruling For FAA in RaceDayQuads Suit

RaceDayQuads, a racing drone retailer based in Orlando, Florida, and Tyler Brennan, a drone operator (collectively, Petitioners), filed a Petition for Review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Remote Identification (Remote...

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New Survey Shows that Americans are Ready for More Deliveries by Drone

Auterion, a drone software company, commissioned a survey from the market research company, Propeller Insights, of 1,022 adults. The survey was gender-balanced and distributed across age groups from 18 to 65+,...

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Public-Safety Drones Specialist Launches Humanitarian Rescue Program

BRINC, a public-safety drone specialist based in Las Vegas, Nevada, announced the formation this week of the BRINC Global Rescue Network, a program committed to aiding in global humanitarian efforts. The...

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