Auterion, Impossible Aerospace Team up for First Responder Drone

Source: Impossible Aerospace

April 25, 2019      

Drone operating system maker Auterion this week announced they were collaborating with drone maker Impossible Aerospace to bring its US-1 drone for first responder agencies to market.

Zurich-based Auterion makes the Auterion Enterprise PX4, an open-source, enterprise operating system for drones that includes flight control software. Built in 2011, the software includes a global developer community. “Similar to Red Hat, Auterion builds the open-source infrastructure so that drone manufacturers can go to market much faster with new products flying trusted software,” the company said.

Impossible Aerospace US-1 drone

The US-1, by Impossible Aerospace.

The US-1 electric drone by Impossible Aerospace made its public safety debut earlier this year with a California-based police force. The drone, with the “longest flight time on the market,” gives police agencies new options that sit between lower-end drones and police helicopters, bringing more uses for aerial imagery and lower costs.

Spencer Gore Impossible Aerospace

Spencer Gore, Impossible Aerospace CEO

“During critical public safety incidents, real-time intelligence from a UAV is extremely important,” said Spencer Gore, CEO of Impossible Aerospace. “We turned to Auterion for software because their operating system is auditable and trusted for government applications.”

Auterion_logo_Dark background Option 1Auterion plans on showcasing the Impossible US-1 at their booth (#2009) at next week’s AUVSI Xponential show in Chicago (April 30 – May 2).

“Public safety organizations can now field a drone with government solicited, cyber-secure and trusted software that enables the drone to stream real-time footage to a command center,” said Kevin Satori, co-founder of Auterion. “Choosing Auterion and its open source, open standards approach will greatly simplify the integration of the US-1 into the IT infrastructure of public safety organizations.”