The Delft startup AeroVinci acquired an investment of 300,000 euros from UNIIQ and Delft Enterprises. Thanks to this capital injection, AeroVinci can continue to develop a fully automated drone network.
Amsterdam Ampyx Power, developer of a low cost alternative to traditional wind turbines, will cooperate with the German energy company Eon. The German newspaper Handelsblatt reports that Eon will invest 3 million euro in the new technology. The high-tech company, that generates power with wind gliders, also announced that they plan to raise 2.5 million euro through crowdfunding.
The security services are concerned that terrorists could use a drone with explosives to carry out an attack, though there is concrete evidence for this. Army specialists and the air brigade of the police are working on counter measures, should such a strike occur.
An interview with drone industry pioneer Jonas Van de Winkel (Argus Vision). Entrepreneurship is a beautiful thing. Especially in a brand-new industry where you can still start out with nothing and reach for the skies.
The Grand Canyon is the only national park in the United States equipped with its own fleet of drones specifically used in search and rescue operations, with a total of five drones and four certified operators.