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Seattle Business Magazine Honors Echodyne

Seattle Business Magazine Honors Echodyne

September 28, 2017

Echodyne Wins Silver At The Annual Tech Impact Awards The company was joined by 17 other honorees who were celebrated for their achievements in Washington’s tech sector during the Tech Impact Awards ceremony September 26 at MoPOP in Seattle.

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Texas A&M UAS Center Tests New UAS Technology to Improve Sky Safety

Texas A&M UAS Center Tests New UAS Technology to Improve Sky Safety

August 18, 2017

Responding to the increase in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) taking to the skies, the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (LSUASC), NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and test sites around the nation come together May 15 through June 9 to conduct a series of test flights which will provide valuable insight into how UAS work and operate in low-altitude airspace.

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Drone Demos at Texas Airport to Support NASA UAS Traffic Management

Drone Demos at Texas Airport to Support NASA UAS Traffic Management

August 18, 2017

LSUASC will send a UAS carrying Echodyne detect-and-avoid radar to the site of the capsized boat to provide a live feed of the incident. The radar will be equipped to the RMRC

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No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads

No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads

June 12, 2017

Surrounded by executives from General Motors, Google and Uber, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order that will allow driverless cars to test-drive on Washington roads, with or without a human behind the wheel.

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This Drone Company’s Tech is so Promising, Bill Gates Invested Millions in it - Twice

This Drone Company’s Tech is so Promising, Bill Gates Invested Millions in it - Twice

May 23, 2017

On Monday, Seattle-area radar startup Echodyne is expected to announce a $29 million investment, led by NEA, with participation from other investors including Bill Gates and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital.

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Echodyne gets $29M from NEA, Bill Gates and others to boost radar suited for drones and cars

Echodyne gets $29M from NEA, Bill Gates and others to boost radar suited for drones and cars

May 23, 2017

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among the investors putting another $29 million into Echodyne, the Intellectual Ventures spin-out that’s developing low-cost, miniaturized radar systems for drones and self-driving cars.

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Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

May 23, 2017

Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precisely, and early enough, that they can avoid crashing into them. Existing systems have included light ranging and detection systems and cameras, primarily.

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Echodyne’s pocket-sized radar may be the next must-have tech for drones (and drone hunters)

Echodyne’s pocket-sized radar may be the next must-have tech for drones (and drone hunters)

May 20, 2017

Just because we live in an age of many sensors doesn’t mean we always have the right one for the job. One in particular we’ve been lacking is a radar system that can detect obstacles and aircraft hundreds of meters out, yet fit comfortably on a small drone. The laws of physics, it seemed, prevented it — but Echodyne made it work anyway. And it’s ready to put out its first product.

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Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines

Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines

May 20, 2017

Echodyne Corp announced today a $29 million Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with Bill Gates, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Lux Capital, The Kresge Foundation and others also participating in the round. Echodyne is applying the physics o

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