Dronecode 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, the company said.
With investments from 51 member organizations, Dronecode has nearly tripled membership since its formation.
One of the founding members, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has increased its investment to the platinum level as it introduces new products for the UAV ecosystem.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. recently launched QualcommÂ® Snapdragon Flightâ¢, a highly integrated 58x40mm board targeted specifically for consumer drones and robotics applications. Snapdragon Flight is based on a QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ¢ 801 processor, along with Dronecode PX4 open source UAV software and robust connectivity, bringing cutting-edge mobile technologies to create a new class of consumer drones.
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.
Dronecode Foundation is a nonprofit organization working on a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Dronecode brings together existing and future open source UAV software projects, including the APM UAV software platform originally developed by 3DRobotics. More than 1,200 developers are working on Dronecode´s six projects focused on maximizing adoption of the project´s cost-effective, reliable and technologically advanced UAV software.
A Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, Dronecode is an independently funded software project that harnesses the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.