DroneBase Now Integrates Into the Esri ArcGIS Platform

DroneBase

Jose Giraldo

We’re excited to announce that Esri customers will now be able to request drone flights from DroneBase through our integration with Esri’s mapping and analytics platform, ArcGIS. This marks the first time that Esri users will be able to order a drone flight directly within the platform.

By selecting DroneBase, Esri users can expect a scalable and efficient way to access drone image and data collection from our reliable Pilot Network. All images captured by our drone pilots will be published to the ArcGIS platform, making it easy for users to utilize the images, and access the mapping and analytics resources available through the platform.

From Request to Completion

What will this process look like for an Esri user who is new to DroneBase? Here is a step-by-step guide, from requesting a Mission to accessing all data collected:

  1. Visit the DroneBase app listing on the ArcGIS marketplace and click “Contact Provider” to get started on creating a DroneBase account and linking it to your ArcGIS account. Follow the instructions in the onboarding email sent to you from DroneBase to complete linking your accounts.
  2. Request a drone flight through the DroneBase platform using our intuitive order flow. A vetted and experienced local DroneBase pilot is dispatched to collect the desired images within 48 to 72 hours.
  3. Once the Mission is complete, the imagery is uploaded and automatically published to ArcGIS as a map layer. You can then easily access the imagery or upload to one of the analytics tools ArcGIS has to offer.

If you’re an existing DroneBase customer AND Esri user, you can now easily connect your two existing accounts:

  1. Open your DroneBase Client Dashboard and click the Integrations tab in the left sidebar.
  2. Click the button that says “CONNECT YOUR ArcGIS ACCOUNT”.
  3. Log in to your ArcGIS account. That’s it! Now you can use your maps and data to place orders, and view your assets directly in your ArcGIS account.

Seamless Integration

Aerial imagery and data captured by DroneBase pilots can be easily used by any organization within the ArcGIS platform for any purpose that may benefit from drone imagery, including visual inspections, site monitoring, asset management, and situational awareness. By utilizing DroneBase’s pilot network, users will have access to fast collection of drone imagery, and then leverage any number of the apps available on ArcGIS to analyze the imagery and gain greater insights.

This means architecture, engineering, and construction organizations can monitor site construction more easily and cost-effectively assess the integrity of their assets or the extent of possible damage all in one place.

Together with Esri, we will provide customers with our extensive pilot network while utilizing the benefits of the ArcGIS platform. With the extensive resources now available to customers, DroneBase will continue to serve even more professional industries and individuals.

Terra Drone group company KazUAV supports the World Bank’s school infrastructure risk assessment initiative in Kyrgyzstan

About KazUAV

KazUAV is widely known in the Kazakhstan drone ecosystem for having provided unmatched GIS services to several government agencies and private companies, including mapping several of the country’s airports and providing surveillance services to the Kazakhstani special forces. KazUAV specializes in providing unmanned solutions for power line inspection and vegetation management for the energy sector; onshore/offshore infrastructure inspections, tanks inspections, and nondestructive testing for the oil and gas industry; and open-pit and underground mapping services for the mining sector.

About Terra Drone Corporation

Established in 2016, Terra Drone Corporation has quickly become one of the world’s largest industrial drone solution companies employing more than 550 drone industry professionals. The company’s head office is located in Tokyo, Japan, with over 30 branches spread throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. Terra Drone provides innovative enterprise drone services for oil and gas, utilities, renewables, mining, construction, and GIS sectors, among others.

Previous investments include Unifly, which specializes in unmanned traffic management (UTM); C-Astral, which develops high-endurance fixed-wing UAVs; RoNik Inspectioneering, which provides wireless inspection services for confined spaces; Ventus Geospatial, which has patented gas leak detection technology; and Inkonova, which has developed SLAM technology for underground mines. Terra Drone plans to continue investing in technology companies with cutting-edge solutions for drones.

About the World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), a grant-funding mechanism managed by the World Bank, is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.

Total UK Drone Operators Registered 2019

The King of the Freedom Of Information Act strikes again! This time Ian Hudson asked the UK CAA how many folks registered drones in December 2019. In particular how many were added to the list after being left under the Christmas tree.

In November, the start of the scheme 60,300 drone operators registered and they were joined by a further 21,351 folks in December. About 100,000 people short by our calculations to make the £9 fee cost-effective.

5540 folks registered between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, perhaps there are a few more presents to be registered but if this points towards sales for Christmas 2019 in the UK I am surprised at the low number.

More FOIA’s to come, numbers need to ramp to avoid an increased fee.

Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

1. Between 1st Dec 2019 and 31st, Dec 2019 how many people registered as drone operators where the £9 fee was payable?

2. Of this number how many were between 25th and 31st Dec?

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

Dear Mr/ Ms Hudson

Thank you for your request of 2 January 2020, for the release of information held by the

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Your request has been considered in line with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Your request and our response:

1. Between 1st Dec 2019 and 31st Dec 2019 how many people registered as drone operators where the £9 fee was payable?

21,351.

2. Of this number how many were between 25th and 31st Dec?

5,540.

If you are not satisfied with how we have dealt with your request in the first instance you should approach the CAA in writing at:-

Caroline Chalk

Head of External Information Services

Civil Aviation Authority

Aviation House

Beehive Ring Road

Crawley

RH6 0YR

See the FOIA here

FlytBase and Mayan Robotics Partner to Deliver Enterprise Drone Automation

Flytbase

FlytBase, Inc. and Mayan Robotics, LLC have announced a partnership to support enterprises on the development of fully autonomous, cost-effective drone automation solutions that leverage open source technologies.

As their drone operations move from manual to fully autonomous, businesses are looking for reliable, cost-effective, scalable hardware and software components that can seamlessly integrate into enterprise-grade solutions. The commercial drone industry is driven by regulatory progress and technology advancements – both of which are picking up pace as industries, governments and consumers all start to derive meaningful value from unmanned aerial vehicles.

FlytBase, Inc. provides drone agnostic software solutions to automate and scale drone operations. The FlytBase technology platform allows easy deployment of intelligent drone fleets, connected with cloud-based business applications. FlytBase offerings are compatible with major drone hardware platforms (eg. DJI, Ardupilot, PX4) and come with SDKs, simulator and APIs for reliable testing and seamless integration. FlytBase customers range from sectors such as public safety and energy utilities to warehouses, distribution centres, and air cargo facilities.

Mayan Robotics LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of essential electronic systems for unmanned vehicles, drones, and UAVs. With a focus on the best known open source and open hardware-based autopilots in the world, Mayan Robotics’ products are utilized by the largest civilian drone manufacturers, public and private aerospace research and development institutes and militaries across the globe.

As US-based companies, both FlytBase and Mayan Robotics are excited about the rapid progress made by regulators on enabling drone flights at night, over crowds and beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). With the ongoing FAA-approved integrated pilot programs, the commercial drone industry is poised to accelerate, driven by fully autonomous solutions that focus on specific use-cases in each sector. These range from outdoor solutions such as aerial inspections of oil & gas pipelines and wind turbines to indoor applications such as warehouse inventory management and mining.

The first step towards enterprise drone applications was manually flown UAVs by drone operators and service providers. This has now matured to live drone operations, where a fleet of drones can be remotely managed, with live video feeds available over 4G/5G, and the ability to not only fly drones autonomously but also control the camera gimbal, set waypoints and geofences, share and archive image/video data on the cloud. With the availability of off-the-shelf, cost-effective drones, enterprises can now build a fleet with a minimal upfront investment and rapidly realize business value from aerial inspections, surveys, mapping, surveillance, search-and-rescue ops, etc.

FlytBase & Mayan Robotics, together, seek to enable cost-effective commercial drone adoption not only by large corporations but by SMEs, drone operators and sector-specific UAV system integrators as well.

Jordi Muñoz, Mayan Robotics Founder, commented “We have strategically located our headquarters in San Diego California, in addition to being the only manufacturer of our kind that designs, manufacturers with globally sourced components, assembles and ships all products from the United States. This allows us to ensure the safety, reliability, and quality that enterprise customers expect from drone hardware. By partnering with FlytBase, whose intelligent automation software perfectly complements our offerings, we can now provide end-to-end drone solutions to drone developers, system integrators, and of course the end-users.”

According to Nitin Gupta, FlytBase CEO, “The partnership with mRobotics is designed to help our customers leverage best-in-class, open-source hardware, and software for building enterprise drone automation solutions. As fleets with dozens of autonomous drones get deployed across industrial use-cases, the focus will shift from purely technology to reliability, scalability, and operational integration. We see enterprise drone adoption rapidly moving from proof-of-concept projects and pilot programs to true production deployments – and look forward to this partnership as a means to enable commercial drone automation, at scale.”

To learn more about Mayan Robotics’ products, visit https://mrobotics.io/

To learn more about FlytBase’s solutions, visit https://flytbase.com

FoxFury D3060

If you’re looking for a way to add a light to your small drone, the new D3060 from FoxFury is worth a look. From FoxFury:

“Dual LEDs give the D3060 360-degree lighting. There is 30-degree light on the front and a 60-degree light on the top of the unit. Each one has three modes: low, high, and strobe. These lights can operate independently or simultaneously depending on what you need it to do.

For the drone pilots out there – the D3060 weighs in at 1.3 oz (37 g), so it has a minimal impact on flight time. It’s compact enough to fit on small drones like the Autel Evo, DJI Mavic, and Parrot Anafi. The strobe mode meets FAA and global regulations for UAV night flight and anti-collision drone lighting. The D3060’s base plate swivels 360-degrees, so you can point it in any direction necessary whether for ground illumination or navigation lighting.

The D3060 comes with dual lock fasteners as well as a strap insert in the base plate, so you can mount it to most drones in addition to wearing on helmets, clothing, bags, etc. Various mounting options can make the D3060 into a utility, anti-collision, or navigation light.”

Toyota help Joby Aviation Raise $590 Million in Series C Financing

Joby Aircraft

Toyota Motor Corporation Leads the Investment Round with $394 Million Investment

Santa Cruz, CA, January 15, 2020Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior investors, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures, also contributed to the round and were joined by new investors Baillie Gifford and Global Oryx (ALJ family’s investment arm). Shigeki Tomoyama, the Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation, will join Joby Aviation’s board of directors. This new investment brings the Company’s total funding, including previous rounds, to $720 million.

Joby Aviation’s mission is to bring fast, affordable, and zero-emissions air mobility to communities worldwide. Over the past 10 years, the Company’s team of engineers and physicists has developed a quiet, all-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, which will be instrumental in the commercial launch of the emerging on-demand urban air taxi market. Toyota will share its expertise in manufacturing, quality, and cost controls to support the development and production of Joby Aviation’s aircraft. This support, along with the capital investment, will accelerate the certification and deployment of this new mode of local transportation.

“We are building a new system for transportation to transform your daily life, at greater safety and, in time, at a similar cost to driving,” said Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt. “This collaboration with Toyota represents an unprecedented commitment of money and resources for us and this new industry from one of the world’s leading automakers. Toyota is known globally for the quality and reliability of its products driven by meticulous attention to detail and manufacturing processes. I am excited to harness Toyota’s engineering and manufacturing prowess helping to drive us to achieve our dream of saving a billion people an hour a day.”

“Air transportation has been a long-term goal for Toyota, and while we continue our work in the automobile business, this agreement sets our sights to the sky,” said Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda. “As we take up the challenge of air transportation together with Joby, an innovator in the emerging eVTOL space, we tap the potential to revolutionize future transportation and life. Through this new and exciting endeavour, we hope to deliver freedom of movement and enjoyment to customers everywhere, on land, and now, in the sky.”

About the aircraft:

Joby Aviation’s aircraft is a piloted, five-seat vehicle capable of both vertical takeoff and landing and highly efficient, wingborne forward flight. It is capable of speeds of 200 miles per hour and can fly over 150 miles on a single charge. The aircraft is 100 times quieter than conventional aircraft during takeoff and landing, and near-silent when flying overhead. The passenger experience is optimized for comfortable ride-sharing operations and efficient entry and exit.

About Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation is a California-based aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (designated by the FAA as the S4) to enable the deployment of fast, quiet, and affordable air taxi services. The Company’s mission is to get people to their destination five times faster than driving, reduce urban congestion, and accelerate the shift to sustainable modes of transit. Founded in 2009, Joby pioneered the development of eVTOL aircraft and has offices in Santa Cruz, San Carlos, and Marina, CA. You can find more information at www.jobyaviation.com.

About the aircraft: Joby Aviation’s aircraft is designed for 4 passengers plus a pilot. It can travel more than 150 miles on a single charge, is 100 times quieter than conventional aircraft during takeoff and landing, and is near-silent in flyover.

  • Aircraft type: Piloted, all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi
  • Source of power: All-electric, zero emissions
  • Capacity: Designed for four passengers plus a pilot
  • Sound: The aircraft is 100 times quieter than conventional aircraft during takeoff and landing, and near-silent when flying overhead.
  • Range: The aircraft is capable of speeds of 200 miles per hour and can fly over 150 miles on a single charge.
  • Cost: The aircraft will be operated as a service with per-trip passenger pricing. Over time, that price should approach the cost of ground transportation.
  • Redundancy: High levels of redundancy designed into the aircraft enhance safety and reliability.

Wake Engineering platform FULMAR chooses UAV Navigation autopilots

Fulmar

Fulmar is a marinized UAV developed by the Spanish manufacturer Wake Engineering (formerly known as Aerovision). This unique UAV can be launched from a vessel and is currently used by the Spanish Army, among others.

Fulmar makes use of a powerful flight control system that was developed by UAV Navigation, yet another Spanish company.

UAV Navigation’s autopilot powers up this 3-meter wingspan that was exclusively developed for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) operations.

Further, the Fulmar can handle between 6 to 12 hours endurance, 20 kilograms MTOW and 80-kilometer range. Therefore, Fulmar required a flight control system or autopilot system that was both powerful and precise. This Herculean task was shouldered by UAV Navigation — a company that worked on the Fulmar project right from the start. In fact, the collaboration between Wake Engineering and UAV Navigation began with Fulmar and was subsequently extended due to outstanding results.

During these years of close collaboration, the companies have worked hand-in-glove to resolve various technical complexities involved in designing a flight control system, that suffices the very specific needs of this marinized UAV that is fully functional on the land.

For example, the flight control system of Fulmar facilitated fixed net landing on a moving vessel or land-based landing.

After all, Fulmar was designed to be launched in a unique way, which is by catapulting it from land or from a ship, and later landing it on a fixed net. This kind of launch required very high precision due to the movements experienced in the sea. To overcome this challenge, a team of engineers had to make use of the mobile one RTK technology to launch Fulmar from the ship. Once achieved, the companies shifted their focus on enhancing the capabilities of this UAV and making it capable of landing on moving platforms. Therefore, designing a flight control system that could help achieve all of that wasn’t easy and required an expert team.

However, the end result was impressive and currently, UAV Navigation’s flight control system enables Fulmar to perform complete autonomous operations. Lauding UAV Navigation’s dedication and support, Borja Comino, CEO of Wake Engineering commented:

“What I appreciate the most about working with UAV Navigation is how they listen to us, gather our requirements and meet the planned deadlines.”

The success of the Fulmar project built a high level of confidence between Wake Engineering and UAV Navigation. Comino further commented that

“UAV Navigation has been instrumental in improving Fulmar’s performance so far and we are definitely looking forward to strengthening our collaboration in the future.”

This collaboration evidences the technological potential of UAV Navigation as well as the outstanding capabilities of the Fulmar developed by Wake Engineering, a pioneer in the UAS manufacturing industry.

Flyability has opened its first U.S. office in Denver, Colorado to continue its rapid expansion into U.S. markets and offer more robust support to customers and partners.

January 16, 2020 – Flyability, the Swiss creator of the groundbreaking Elios 2 drone for indoor inspections, has opened its first U.S. office in Denver, Colorado to continue its rapid expansion into U.S. markets and offer more robust support to customers and partners.

After a series of high-growth years, including an $11 million Series B fundraising round in 2018 and the release of the first-of-its-kind Elios 2 in 2019, Flyability continues to expand operations by opening its first U.S. office. Flyability’s new Denver office will allow the company to provide timely, more localized support to U.S. customers and partners, as well as continue to strengthen and develop strategic partnerships throughout the country and surrounding areas.

“This is a very meaningful step for our company and for our clients,” says Flyability co-founder and CEO, Patrick Thevoz, “we are excited to have sales and support staff on the ground in what is already our fastest-growing market.”

U.S. industries currently using or testing Flyability drones for indoor inspections include Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Mining, and Waste Management, among others. Alexandre Meldem, Flyability VP of Sales, spent a year and a half growing the company’s presence in North America among these various industries from its headquarters in Switzerland, and will be helping to open the new office.

“Being in the same timezone as our clients and partners will have a profound effect on the way we can support and advise them in the use of our technology,” says Meldem. “We will be quicker to react to their needs and to provide onsite support as needed.”

Denver was selected for Flyability’s first U.S. office because of its central location in North America, its thriving technology-focused community, and its large airport, which will help provide close support to customers by enabling more frequent onsite consultations and training.

Over the next few months, Flyability will be hiring locally in Denver to strengthen the North American team. “We are looking forward to growing a local team to be closer to our North American customers,” says Johan Mlouka, Managing Director for the Americas. “Having been in the commercial drone space from the genesis of the company, we fully understand the operational constraints of our clients and partners and are excited to invest in this area to serve them better and faster”

“Since the launch of Elios 2, we’ve seen a growing demand for a complete solution to deliver 3D models of confined spaces,” says Marc Gandillon, Marketing Manager with Flyability. “At first, it was not always obvious how building 3D models could bring value to our customers. Eight months after the launch of Elios 2, this is much more clear.”

Interested parties can get more information about the Elios 2 and Pix4Dmapper bundle by reaching out to Flyability at [email protected].

About Flyability

Flyability is a Swiss company building solutions for the inspection and exploration of indoor, inaccessible, and confined spaces. By allowing drones to be used safely inside buildings, it enables industrial companies and inspection professionals to reduce downtime, inspection costs, and risks to workers. With hundreds of customers in over 50 countries in Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Maritime, Infrastructures & Utilities, and Public Safety, Flyability has pioneered and continues to lead the innovation in the commercial indoor drone space.

More information on www.flyability.com

The Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion acquires a fleet of Novadem NX70 micro-UAVs

In 2020, Novadem NX70 micro-UAVs will be used to support operations of the prestigious Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion (BMPM). These UAVs will bring an aerial intelligence capacity, immediately available, and an operational added-value in a broad range of missions.

Aix-en-Provence, January 15th, 2020. The Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion will count in a few weeks among its staff a team specialized in robotics support who will implement a fleet of four Novadem micro-UAVs. « This team will be endowed with urban and off-road vehicles that will allow for engagement, multi-sensor coordination and image-based intelligence », outlines the Lieutenant-Commander Christophe F., Chief of Studies Division in charge of the development of robotics technologies. During the last ten years, military and civil defence forces faced a huge technological breakthrough with the emergence of robots and UAVs. In this context, the BMPM first chose to keep an active watch on these innovations prior to defining its own strategy of use of this technology.

During the summer of 2017, Novadem took part in an exercise of the BMPM organised by the hazard recognition and intervention group (GRIMP) in the Marseille ‘s Calanques national park.

Pascal Zunino, Novadem’s CEO and co-founder recalls, “we were able to measure the significant added value of the UAV’s thermal imaging camera during the victim’s localisation phase”. This exercise also allowed to identify other needs, “by observing personnel during the rescue phase, we came up with the idea of developing equipment for the NX70 micro-UAV that would allow to quickly set up a zip line between two cliffs using a small spool of Kevlar thread unwound by the UAV”, outlines Pascal Zunino. This equipment called NXDROP, imagined in the field alongside the operational staff, is today one of the various options acquired by the Battalion.

A first for the BMPM

The setting up of this team specialising in robotics support and the acquisition of NX70 micro-UAVs meet a clear objective: obtain an operational improvement for mission accomplishment.

“Thanks to these high-quality tools, the command will have real-time information enabling it to better understand the issues at stake in order to guide its decisions”, indicates the Lieutenant-Commander

Christophe F. To do it, this equipment must be “easy to implement, reliable, robust and compatible with a computer system for the management of operations while guaranteeing sufficient data protection”. The NX70, beyond its day and night observation capabilities thanks to its thermal imaging camera, has information-sharing capabilities thanks to the real-time transfer of images and cartography to a secure server via the phone network. The images can also be interfaced with BMPM’s existing operations management software in order to monitor operations directly at the operations management centre located in the heart of Marseille.

A proven technology

Novadem benefits from more than six years of feedback on the use of its UAVs in rescue missions.

In 2014, Novadem won the SDIS 13 call for tenders for the acquisition of UAVs. The SDIS 13’s confidence in Novadem was renewed shortly afterwards by a new acquisition of equipment. These UAVs have since been used for a broad range of missions: monitoring the resumption of forest fires, industrial fires, search for people after flooding, search for oil pollution sources, etc.. In 2017, some Novadem micro-UAVs were sent in Sint Maarten after the Irma hurricane to help local firefighters.

More recently, they have been used during forest fires in Bolivia to help coordinate the deployment of responders.

“The entire Novadem team is proud that the Marseille’s Navy Firefighters Battalion has chosen the NX70 and that our technology can contribute to increasing their operational efficiency by providing a better understanding of the situation and reducing intervention times in order to better protect our territory and the population”, said Pascal Zunino.

vHive Partners With DFS Autonomous Systems and Its subsidiary Consortiq to Deliver an End-to-end Drone Solution for Enterprises

vHive, the only software solution that enables enterprises to digitize their field assets and operations using autonomous drone hives, announced today that the company has partnered with DFS Autonomous Systems LLC (DAS) and its subsidiary Consortiq to extend its drone software solution offering to enterprise customers.

vHive’s software solution enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives to capture and analyze data, which in turn enables them to reclaim lost revenue, generate new revenue streams and cut operational costs, all while keeping field staff safe on the ground. The professional services offered by DAS and Consortiq enable enterprises to easily launch an internal or external drone program and scale up their use of drones with vHive’s solution.

The two companies have collaborated in response to the growing opportunity and need of enterprise customers for an end-to-end drone service platform including drone program consulting, staff training, piloting resources, automated survey planning, autonomous survey execution and robust data analysis capabilities.

“The collaboration between DAS and vHive is a perfect combination of expertise between two market innovators in the growing enterprise drone industry,” vHive CEO Yariv Geller said. “We are excited to expand our drone hive software by helping enterprise customers who are new to drones, to establish a safe, efficient and compliant drone program. DAS and Consortiq’s expertise are the perfect fit in bringing a comprehensive and scalable solution for our customers globally”.

“As a UAS consultancy and service provider, training employees for safe operations, DAS simplifies the process for enterprises to establish a drone program and integrate drones into their operations. DAS also augments customers’ drone resources with safe and efficient drone as a service offering for clients around the world,” said DAS CEO, Marc Krens. “vHive has built an enterprise grade solution for the acquisition and analysis of data which DAS customers need and seek. We are excited to partner with vHive to generate valuable business insights for our customers.”

About DFS Autonomous Systems

DFS Autonomous Systems (“DAS”) is an integrated drone solutions provider utilizing best of class consultancy, award-winning training programs and superior drone as a service utilizing aircraft with aerial LiDAR survey, aerial photogrammetry, and aerial visual inspections to support our client’s autonomous flight programs. Born out of the Diplomat Group of Companies, we bring our 40-year heritage of safety first mantra, ethical business practices and client-first approach to the autonomous industry.

About Consortiq

Consortiq delivers thought-leading consultancy and proprietary and specialized training programs, managed services and outsourced solutions for transformative companies implementing and/or operating autonomous systems globally through its UK and US-based teams. A CAA-approved National Qualified Entity (NQE) in the UK, it has trained over 1300 individuals and organizations in a diverse range of industries. In the US, Consortiq delivers the highest level of training, to both commercial as well as state and federal-level government organizations.

About vHive

vHive is the global software provider to enterprises, accelerating their continuous digital transformation, enabling them to make better decisions based on accurate field data and analytics. vHive is the only software solution that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives to digitize their field assets and operations. vHive is making an impact in a variety of industries including communication towers, construction, insurance and rail by dramatically cutting operational costs, generating new revenue opportunities and boosting employee safety.

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