Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has been added to the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, meaning U.S. companies are forbidden from doing business with it. View original article at Digital Trends

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced in a conference call on Friday morning that DJI, a big name in the consumer drone space, would be put on a government blacklist, according to Reuters.  No specific reasons were given in the initial announcement, though it wouldn’t be the first time the outgoing Trump administration has done this with a Chinese tech companyHuawei dealt with similar problems last year. DJI produces consumer drones like the Mavic Air 2 and accounts for a staggering 70 percent of the private drone market,…

On the heels of recent U.S View original article at Drone Life

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has announced the first Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones (UCAEZs) to help accelerate the drone industry in China. “The list of UCAEZs covers as many as 13 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hezhou, Hangzhou, Zigong, Anyang, Nanjing, Tianjin, Yulin, Shenyang, Dongying, Anqing and Ganzhou,” says a press release from […] The post New Experimental Zones Will Support UAM and the Drone Industry in China appeared first on DRONELIFE View original article at Drone Life

Enlarge / Photo taken on Aug. 28, 2020 shows the wreckage at the site where a wildfire swept through in Vacaville of Solano County in northern California. (credit: Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images) The US interior department’s decision not to buy more drones with Chinese parts has made it more difficult to fight wildfires, according to an internal departmental memo that lays bare one cost of the Trump administration’s crackdown on Chinese technology. The memo, which was written by the department’s Office of Aviation Services earlier this…

One of China’s largest agricultural drone companies is helping to overhaul the rice-farming industry. XAG recently launched a rice-seeding demonstration of seeding via drone at Happy Farms, an agricultural park in Guangdong province View original article at Drone Life

Wuhan, China is the capital of the Hubei province, a city of 11 million people and the 9th most populous city in China.  In general,  China has roughly 4 times the population of the US on about the same land mass: generally, the area is a thriving and bustling industrial center View original article at Drone Life

Enlarge The Interior Department is preparing a new agency policy that would drastically limit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles made overseas, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new policy is due to be formally announced today. The agency worries that information collected by drones could be “valuable to foreign entities, organizations, and governments.” The agency has around 800 drones. According to the Journal, agency officials have admitted that all of them are Chinese-made or contain Chinese parts View original article at Ars Technica

One of China’s largest agricultural drone companies and Airbus are teaming up to launch aerial delivery trials. XAG announced the pilot program last week on the heels of a joint agreement signed by the two companies in July at the World Economic Forum View original article at Drone Life

Like most of its competitors, Germany-based international shipping giant DHL is bullish on autonomous drones. The company eagerly shared some big news this week: the start of a regular drone delivery service in […] The post DHL Kicks Off Regular Autonomous Drone Deliveries in China appeared first on View original article at Geek