EagleView Technology Corporation, an independent provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, is reportedly leading the effort, known as the Property Drone Consortium one which the company says in a recent press release that it hopes will help demonstrate to FAA the safe nature of drone deployment in such situations as the agency continues to drag its collective feet in meandering towards UAV commercialization in the U.S.
In the release EagleView CEO Chris Barrow says the consortium represents “a collaboration among industry leaders and supporting enterprises that have agreed to work together to promote research, development and the establishment of regulations for the use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology across the insurance and construction industries.” As part of the agreement EagleView has agreed to provide its research and development expertise and patented technologies to the consortium.
“With over twenty years of developing aerial solutions that capture property information, EagleView believes it can utilize patented Pictometry image technologies to further the safe, efficient and scalable use of drone technology for property data collection,” stated Chris Barrow, president and CEO of EagleView. “We believe this, coupled with the expertise of the charter members in property conditions, claims and underwriting disciplines, will enable the consortium to provide strong and stable information and education to drive regulatory change and development of the usage of drones for data collection throughout the insurance and construction industries.”
EagleView has over eight years of research and development into aerial image capture utilizing UAS hardware and software, according to the release.
Those looking for more information on the consortium can visit http://www.propertydrone.org for details