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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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Oklahoma Senate Studies UAS Safety Issues

"...Now we have to think in new terms; aerial trespassing is a phrase we heard used today." Testimony presented yesterday on an interim study on drones gave members of Oklahoma’s Senate Public...

Balancing Federal And State Power to Regulate Drones

"In Part 107, the FAA conceded that certain legal aspects concerning drone use may be best addressed at the state or local level." Some of the legal issues discussed in this blog...

The Insurance Industry Looks At 10 Drone Risks

An underwriter must look at unmanned aviation risks differently compared with manned aviation, as there are significant differences that affect the insured valuation and loss adjustment. Commercial insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty estimates...
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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...
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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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13 Takeaways From The OSTP Workshop

The workshop showcased how government agencies have become a proving ground for a wide array of new drone concepts and technologies. The workshop, hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, outlined...

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Gov. Brown: “Piecemeal Is Not The Way To Go”

In a win for lobbying efforts in a budding industry, California has made it through another year with few limits on drones in its...