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WATCH: Elios deployed to help scientists reach ice caves in Greenland

A new video created by Swisscom Ventures highlights a research expedition sponsored by Moncler to explore the deepest ice caves in the world using Flyability’s Elios drone. In partnership with Swisscom, Flyability released a video showcasing the way that its indoor drone technology was used by a team of researchers to explore and document some of the deepest ice caves in the world, located in Greenland. The expedition was sponsored by apparel company Moncler and took place over two weeks in 2018 on the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest body of ice in the world after Antarctica. Research focused
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VTOL firm Lilium agrees partnership with two German airports

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Lilium, the Munich-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft for regional air mobility, has agreed with both Dusseldorf Airport and Cologne/Bonn Airport to explore how the two airports can become hubs within a regional air mobility network spanning North Rhine-Westphalia. Lilium plans to establish regional air mobility as a new mode of transportation, using its fully electric, 5-seater aircraft by 2025. The announcement was made today in Dusseldorf in the presence of the Transportation Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Hendrik Wüst. As the largest and most densely populated German state, including ten cities with over 300,000 inhabitants,
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Pix4D and Autel Robotics release new bundles on fast mapping for public safety

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Autel Robotics and Pix4D are announcing a new partnership specially tailored to meet the needs of the public safety sector. It confirmed that the Autel Evo II Rugged Bundles will now include Pix4Dreact, Pix4D’s 2D fast-mapping software at no extra charge. Now compatible with all Autel Evo II camera models for real color mapping, Pix4Dreact is specifically designed to provide quick and reliable situational awareness to first-responders while in the field. Fast, lightweight, easy-to-use and robust, it can produce high-quality 2-dimensional orthomosaic maps when time is of the essence. It is the perfect software companion to the Autel Evo II,
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Perpetual Motion debuts drone disinfectant technology to help drive large-scale facility reopenings

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Perpetual Motion has launched its new health-forward, drone-powered disinfecting technology for large indoor venues and outdoor facilities. Perpetual Motion is a disinfecting distributorship that combines the industry’s most advanced drone from Lucid Drone Technologies with eco-friendly chemistry from Mark-V and Titania and full-service, expert-backed support to enable the large-scale disinfecting needs of learning institutions, athletic facilities and other large infrastructures seeking safe, sanitary and seamless reopenings. These capabilities aren’t limited to outdoor facilities, as Perpetual Motion’s groundbreaking approach empowers disinfecting for indoor venues as well. By consolidating superior drone technology with a highly effective, non-toxic disinfecting chemistry, Perpetual Motion says
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Primoco UAV donates two aircraft to Czech museums

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The Czech company Primoco UAV has donated two Primoco UAV One 150 unmanned aircraft to Czech museums, specifically the Military Historical Institute of the Army of the Czech Republic and its Aviation Museum in Kbely and the National Technical Museum in Letná. Both donated aircraft are now in publicly accessible exhibitions, and in both cases they are unique machines associated with many Czech championships. Primoco explained how the donations to museums reflect the technological progress and exciting potential represented by these fully operational Primoco UAV One 150 aircraft. The donations are motivated by the desire to expand the collections of
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Nottingham Police drone unit reports successful first six months

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Nottinghamshire Police has reported a successful start to its drone unit. As reported by the West Bridgford Wire, the team went live on January 1 with three drones, all equipped with thermal capabilities. PC Vince Saunders is the chief pilot and one of 15 officers to operate drones in complement to core duties. Speaking to the local news source, he explained: “In a very short space of time the drone unit has become an invaluable policing resource. Having that three-dimensional perspective can help officers out in nearly every conceivable police incident – from arrests and searches to crowd control and
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