Canada’s new drone safety regulations require registration and certification

Transport Canada has announced that as of June 1st, anyone flying a drone is required to register their drone and obtain a pilot certificate. According to a press release, the new rules apply

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Gatwick’s drone delays, in Russia AI hears you, LG’s clear TV

London’s Gatwick airport is disrupted by drones. Russian scientists can train AI to hear like a human. And what’s it like to play games on a transparent television? https://twitter.com/Gatwick_Airport/status/1075813918893846529 Trending on Twitter, London’s

Published on: December 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Drones, digital twins, and connected sensor grids: How Toronto Water keeps the pipes flowing today and in the future

Managing the City of Toronto's plumbing takes a lot more than a few wrenches and plungers these days. Toronto Water is using drones, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart maps

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

New ‘heavy lifting’ drone gets green light from Transport Canada

A drone that can haul up to 25 pounds as far as 60 kilometres is slated to begin test flights in Canada's skies this week. Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced Aug. 3 that it's

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Intel breaks Guinness World Record celebrating 50th anniversary

Intel Corp. broke the Guinness World Record for most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne flown simultaneously while putting on a brightly coloured light show earlier this week. The performance, which involved 2,018 drones, was

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Former Canada Post CEO joins Drone Delivery Canada

The former Canada Post CEO who shepherded the crown corporation through a fruitful period of digital transformation has joined Canada's most well-known drone startup. On Monday, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced that Deepak

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ontario paramedics pioneering Canadian drone industry

After getting a call about a snowmobiler falling through the ice in Eastern Ontario's Renfrew County this winter, emergency responders had to try and pinpoint where exactly the victim fell through and determine

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon targets healthcare, Verizon won’t sell Huawei phones, drones are planting trees

Amazon has set its sights on the healthcare industry, Verizon says that it won’t sell Huawei phones due to pressure from the U.S. government, and reforestation drones are planting hundreds of thousands of

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Alex Radu

Why does soccer hate video replay? – Tech in Sports Ep. 28

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including the New York Mets drone-proofing their stadium, FC Bayern Munich hosting a hackathon, speedskating smartsuits, and

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Intel mixes drones with AI to transform Ferrari’s racing experience

You're sitting in the bleachers and the roar of powerful engines starts rising in the distance; seconds later the pack of Ferrari race cars speed past and you crane your neck around trying

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canada’s drone industry poised for takeoff, but needs government support, experts say

The burgeoning drone-based services industry may have been cheering the federal government’s recently-updated recreational drone regulations for limiting hobbyists, but the rules don’t exactly make developing a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery

Published on: March 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Professional drone operators applaud Transport Canada restrictions for hobbyists

The Canadian federal government is cracking down on recreational drone use in an effort to combat the rising number of drone and commercial aircraft altercations, which have more than tripled since 2014. Minister

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Staples developing commercial drone delivery service with Vaughan-based firm

Commercial drone delivery could arrive sooner than you think, if the Canadian arm of Staples Inc. has its way. On Tuesday, the office supply giant announced that it was collaborating with Vaughan, Ont.-based

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood