The Start of the Pixhawk Project | 2008
Pixhawk, the standard and independent open-hardware autopilot project, was born at ETH Zurich under the leadership of Auterion’s Co-Founder, Lorenz Meier.
MAVLink and QGC Start | 2009
MAVLink, the protocol for communicating with small unmanned vehicles, and QGround Control, the flight controller and mission planner projects, begin at ETH.
Global Adoption of Open Source Code | 2010
Most academic projects worldwide start adopting the open source code developed in the ETH labs.
PX4 is Born | 2011
PX4, the most widely used open source autopilot operating system for drones, is created by Lorenz Meier.
Pixhawk Kits | 2013
First Pixhawk autopilot kits are created and globally distributed.
Ready to Fly Products | 2014
The first ready to fly products enter the markets globally.
Dronecode part of Linux Foundation | 2016
PX4, QGC and MAVLink become part of the Linux Foundation as Dronecode Project.
Auterion First Product Release | 2018
Auterion, the company builds the open source operating system for commercial drones on top of PX4, releases the first version of the Auterion Distribution.