3DR, Yuneec form joint venture offering UAS platform

Two founding members of Dronecode software consortium: 3DR and Yuneec have formed a US-headquartered joint venture to bring products based on the Dronecode platform to market, the companies said.

The joint venture, which will operate as 3DR Government Services, will have a particular focus on serving the security and open platform needs of US government customers and their vendors in the construction and engineering industries.

3DR Government Services will combine Yuneec´s UAV system expertise and manufacturing scale with 3DR´s software.

3DR is a drone technology company based in Berkeley, California. Its flagship product, Site Scan, is a complete drone data platform built for construction and engineering professionals to help them build and manage the physical world.

Yuneec International is a world leader in electric aviation. Its core technologies power manned aircraft as well as both consumer and commercial oriented UAV.

The Dronecode Project, hosted under the Linux Foundation, serves as the vendor-neutral home for PX4, MAVLink, QGroundControl, and the Dronecode SDK. The project aims to create a sustainable ecosystem and community for the drone industry in which common standards get defined by collaboration between project maintainers, end users and vendors.