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Insurance & the Law

This section covers two related areas. It looks at how insurance and the insurance industry is evolving to provide cover to drones and other autonomous vehicles. And how laws are evolving – there is some overlap with the FAA History.

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Acend Launches UBI – Usage Based Insurance

"We believe that creating an experience that is effortless for the consumer, in what is traditionally an inefficient and unpleasant process." Usage-based insurance (UBI) is exploding as a phenomenon in the auto...
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Why Saying ‘No’ Must Become A UAV Best Practice

The pilot breed has in it the primal instinct to attempt every assigned task, no matter the odds of success. Like many of our innate urges, this proclivity must be kept...
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$75K Is Yours For The Name Of The Drone Pilot Interfering With Fire Fighters

“We want to know who was flying drones, and we want them punished. Someone knows who they are, and there is $75,000 waiting for them.” Drone operators have been asked repeatedly not...
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A DJI Forced Into SF Bay Puts The Focus On Privacy

"I watched it go down at full speed, even as I was using my thumb to raise elevation. It was as if there were some invisible hand controlling it." Something weird happened...
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A Sawbuck Buys An Hour Of Cover

“Buy by the flight, not by the year...” Verifly, which says it is the first company to offer on-demand drone liability insurance, has launched its services in 40 states. Starting at $10/hour through...

IoT Presents Complex Cyber Security Problems

AT&T's Cybersecurity Insights Report, which included a survey of more than 5,000 enterprises worldwide, found that 85% of enterprises are in the process of or are planning to deploy IoT devices,...