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May 16, 2017

Air traffic control for drones is coming. Here's how it could work

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Robotics/AI

Los Angeles Times – By 2020, an estimated 7 million drones could be zipping around the country delivering packages, taking photos, inspecting infrastructure or conducting search and rescue missions.

But before that happens, they’ll need a system in place to avoid crashing into each other — or worse, passenger aircraft.

NASA, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and an extensive list of industry partners, has been researching the requirements needed to establish a drone traffic management system. This summer, some of those ideas will be tested in the field.

Read more at Los Angeles Times.

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