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Dronecode, the Open Source Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project
Dronecode, a nonprofit organization developing a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), has announced major milestones that include investments from 27 new member organizations and the formation of technical working groups to advance the Dronecode open source platform for UAVs.
With investments from more than 50 member organizations, Dronecode says it has nearly tripled membership since its formation. One of the founding members, Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of the overall Qualcomm Incorporated, has increased its investment to the platinum level as it introduces new products for the UAV ecosystem. Qualcomm Technologies recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight, an integrated 58x40mm board targeted specifically for consumer drones and robotics applications. Snapdragon Flight is based on a Snapdragon 801 processor, along with Dronecode PX4 open source UAV software and connectivity options.
The highest growth rate for drones or UAVs is commercial opportunities across applications in areas such as agriculture, energy, utilities, mining, construction and more (according to BI Intelligence’s “Drone Market Forecast 2015”). By uniting the industry around a neutral, open source platform, the Dronecode Project claims it will help the drone industry overcome software and hardware barriers to accelerate drone adoption.
The newest Dronecode members include silver members Aerotenna LLC, AirMap, Airphrame, Altitude Angel, AutoModality, BirdsEyeView Aerobotics, CUAV, Droidika, Dig.y.Sol, DroneDeploy, DroneWorks Inc., Emlid, EnRoute, Falcon Unmanned, Hex Technologies Limited, Incite Focus, Inspectools, Matternet, ProfiCNC, Sentera, Skedans, Yin Yan Tech US Inc. and Zubax. New sponsored members include Humanitarian UAV network, OpenTX Project, Stanford University Aerospace Design Lab and UAVCAN.
From improving agriculture to improving search and rescue, from tracking endangered species to tracking hurricanes, drones can change our world for good. Join the community that is helping to shape the world of drones through a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).