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How Drones Are Digitally Transforming Insurance Claims Inspections and Workflows

Somewhere in central Michigan, a pickup truck drives into a sleepy suburban neighborhood. An autonomous drone takes flight off the truck’s flatbed and, nearly silently, heads a half-mile east, slowing above a mid-20th century craftsman home that has clearly suffered …

Insurance Industry Use of Drone, Aerial Imagery Soared After 2018 Southeast Disasters

The importance of drones and aerial imagery rose to a new level in the wake of 2018 natural catastrophes as insurers made them an integral part of their disaster recovery procedures, particularly following the hurricanes in the Southeast. From the …

State Farm Gets OK to Deploy Drones to Inspect Florence Damage

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted a waiver to State Farm to allow the insurer the ability to inspect damage caused by Hurricane Florence. The approval, received just last week, allows State Farm to operate an unmanned aircraft system …

Uber-Like Video Service DropIn Lets Adjusters Assess Damage from Their Desks

A new service promises to provide insurance claims adjusters with videos of losses without them ever having to leave their desks. The videos would be supplied by an Uber-like network of smartphone users and, eventually, also drone operators. Los Angeles-based …