How Can Drones Be Utilized to Support Collision Scene Reconstruction?

Following North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) research about using drones for collision reconstruction, RTI International, a nonprofit organization, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, found that it is possible to use drones in low-light collision scene reconstruction. Collision reconstruction helps officials uncover how and why a crash occurred, and provides detailed and…

Redefining the “R” in ROI for Commercial Drone Programs with Kittyhawk – an interview with Joshua Ziering and Jon Hegranes

The first half of 2018 saw some major announcements from Kittyhawk, the company dedicated to unifying the mission, aircraft, and data to empower safe and effective drone operations. New features that enabled drone operators to conduct automated flights were announced at the very beginning of the year, while their collaboration with Jeppesen has enabled them…

Improving Worker Safety With Drones

Dangerous work is par for the course in many different industries. In 2016, 5,190 people died while on the job, making for an average of more than 14 work-related deaths per day. While eliminating all of the risk that comes with some jobs is unlikely, it is important to find ways to reduce employee risk…

NASA’s Ikhana UAV Completes Its First BVLOS Flight in Controlled Airspace

The integration of manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace is something many people are focused on enabling, and advances are being made every day which will see that goal realized sooner rather than later. NASA and the FAA have been working together to make sure that the requirements imposed on manned aircraft to keep…