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Nevada Chosen as Test Site for Passenger-Carrying Drones

A company that manufactures passenger-carrying drones will be testing its system in Nevada. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that EHang Inc., which is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, is partnering with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems to test and develop …

What Do You Get When You Combine Drones and Self-Driving Cars?

That’s one small step for drones, and no steps needed for mankind. Autonomous drone transport for humans. Why not? We’re eventually getting autonomous cars so you don’t have to do the driving, and drones are all the rage – although …

Arizona Governor Signs Legislation to Enforce Statewide Rules on Drones

Cities and towns will be barred from making their own rules regulating drone use under legislation signed this week by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey that was designed to prevent a patchwork of regulations that would make it harder for businesses. Sen. …

World Drone Business to Grow More Than 6000% by 2020 in $127B Market: PwC

Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters in a business that’s due to boom by more than 6,000 percent by the end of the decade. The global market for commercial applications …

Drones Will Be Used to Investigate Cause of Alberta Wildfires

Fire-ravaged Alberta will use drones to investigate the cause of a huge blaze that has scorched the Canadian province and displaced some 88,000 people. Elevated Robotic Services, which has also deployed drones for mining and construction companies, has contracts with …

One-Size Doesn’t Fit All in Today’s Evolving Homeowners Market

The homeowners insurance line, not often thought of as a bastion of change, is actually quietly evolving beyond the traditional “one-size-fits-all” business. Some of the puzzle pieces that make up homeowners insurance are changing shape and new pieces that address …

RIMS 2016: Wearable Tech, Automated Vehicles Dominate Insurance Horizon

Imagine sitting at your desk writing a quote for an insurance policy and suddenly the lapel of your coat begins angrily buzzing, snapping you out of a daze and causing you to quickly straighten up and become alert. The midday …

U.K. Eyes Requiring Drones to Fit Anti-Collision Technology for Aviation Safety

Britain is considering whether civilian drones will have to be fitted with technology intended to prevent collisions with airplanes after a series of near-misses around airports. “The U.K. government and the Civil Aviation Authority are talking to manufacturers about implementing …

Drone Flies Within 20 Feet of Air France Jet Above Paris; Investigation Under Way

A drone came within 5 meters (20 feet) of a potentially catastrophic collision with an Air France plane coming in to land at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, marking one of the closest encounters so far between one of the …

Drones: Questions, Questions, and More Questions!

Insurance Services Office (ISO) recently released a “matched set” of drone-related endorsements for use with the commercial general liability (CGL) policy: three exclusionary endorsements and three “limited coverage” endorsements. All six endorsements have a 06 15 edition date and are …