Have you wondered what role Cities have in advancing the drone industry?
If you ask that question of today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show, she would say, cities will play a critical role in promoting innovation and public safety.
Nicole DuPuis is a Senior Associate at the National League of Cities, a Washington, D.C. based organization dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.
Recently, the NLC released a report for its members on drones, aptly titled, “Cities and Drones – What Cities Need To Know About Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”. With Part 107 now in effect and the drone industry poised to expand, communities are sure to see a rise in drone use, and potentially new concerns over safety and privacy. Cities and Drones is a primer on drones for local officials, providing insight into the Part 107, as well as offering suggestions for how local governments can craft drone ordinances to encourage innovation while also protecting their cities.
Nicole is the principle author of the report and in this episode of the Drone Radio Show, she talks about its findings and recommendations and how cities and members of the drone industry can work together to craft sensible solutions that provide benefit to all.
Craig Marcinkowski is Director of Strategy and Business Development for Gryphon Sensors. Gryphon Sensors develops sensor systems that detect, track and identify small unmanned UAS. Leveraging six decades of expertise in radar and electronic surveillance sensor research and development from parent company SRC Inc., the company provides innovative multi-spectrum solutions in the drone security and UAS integration markets. In this special podcast from InterDrone 2016, Craig talks about the new solutions for detecting drones and how these solutions are being used to integrate drones into the national airspace safely.
Can drones be used to save endangered wildlife from poachers?
If you asked that question of today’s guest, he’d say, it’s already happening. John Petersen is an aviator, author, professional futurist and chairman of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. At the Lindbergh Foundation, he led the launch of their Air Shepherd Initiative, which funds and helps to deploy drones across southern Africa to combat acute poaching of rhinos and elephants. As we’ll hear today from John, in the past few years, more than 100,000 elephants have been killed by poachers, and drones represent the most efficient tool to deter this practice.
At InterDrone, energy technology company, Intelligent Energy showcased a drone powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Not only are fuel cells lightweight, but they can also power a drone for up to two hours - about six times longer than a normal battery – prompting many to ask, “Are Fuel Cells The Answer?”
In this InterDrone episode of the Drone Radio Show, we’ll hear from Julian Hughes, group business development director for Intelligent Energy’s Consumer Electronics Division. Intelligent Energy Holdings is an energy technology group which develops efficient and clean hydrogen fuel cell power systems for the global automotive, consumer electronics, distributed power and generation markets. Listen as Julian talks about a fuel cell that could revolutionize the drone industry.
Direct from InterDrone 2016, we hear from Jesse Clayton, head of Business Development for Autonomous Machines at Nvidia. Jesse has over 20 years of experience in technology spanning software, GPU computing, embedded systems, and aeronautics. His current focus is bringing advanced computer vision and deep learning solutions to autonomous machines and intelligent devices. At InterDrone, Jesse spoke on a panel on the Future of Chips and Sensors powering next-generation drones. In this segment of the Drone Radio Show, Jesse talks about Nvidia’s role in the autonomous vehicle industry.
Have you been looking for an easy way to connect with other drone racing pilots?
Today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show not only has a way to connect with other drone racers, but he’s developed a system to easily plan and manage drone racing events.
Pete Mauro is the CEO and founder of Drone Squad, a Los Angeles based drone racing startup. A mobile app developer himself, Pete created a mobile app that connects local pilots for fun and competition. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Dave talks about the Drone Squad mobile app, how it works to connect pilots and manage drone racing events and what it’s like starting a new drone based mobile app company.
Have you been wondering how the recent collaboration between Measure and DJI will benefit commercial drone operators?
A few months ago, Measure, a US commercial drone operator and DJI, a leading manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles announced a partnership to pair UAV technology with operational expertise to support commercial enterprise customers.
Dave Bowen is Managing Director of Special Projects for Measure and leads innovative programs like the Measure-DJI joint venture. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Dave talks about the partnership, how it works and the benefits to commercial drone operators. He will also give us an update on what’s happening at Measure, especially, the new program to award Measure Franchises to qualified applicants.