The Lake Kivu Challenge event promotes the safe implementation of electric cargo UAV transport using BVLOS missions in the African Continent. Our VTOL partner, Avy, was selected as one of four finalists in the Emergency Delivery competition.
Auterion, with over 51% of contributions is leading the charge in the progress of PX4. Most of our contributions resulted from an ongoing deep collaboration with the community and users of the software.
With rapid technological advances in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capable drones, aerial delivery and cargo transportation within urban areas and remote locations are rapidly becoming a reality.
As part of the next Auterion Enterprise PX4 release, our autonomy team developed an integrated visual information system, as an additional data source, for positioning in limited or no GPS signal environments.
Auterion and Avy teamed up to develop the Avy Aera, an advanced long-endurance VTOL drone, designed specifically for medical delivery, public safety, sustainable logistics, and wildlife conservation operations.
This past month, Auterion’s autonomy team focused on improving one of the core safety features of our flight control software: not colliding into obstacles that are on the flight path, to give pilots more confidence when flying.
Earlier this year, we teamed up with GE Aviation to integrate the Auterion Enterprise PX4 operating system into GE Aviation’s Unmanned Aircraft System avionics platform. Today we are bringing to market the first long-range VTOL in our product portfolio.
InterDrone 2019 was a success. Our co-founder Lorenz Meier held a keynote and three software engineers held technical sessions on software development, hardware reference designs, and insights on how automatic flight log analysis can improve the reliability of UAVs.