PrecisionHawk, which uses a small, lightweight UAV and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data, says it joined to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic and civil use of small UAVs in the U.S. and abroad.
Chief among the organization's goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable and timely operation of small UAVs, the group explained when it was founded several weeks ago.
Other members of the coalition include 3D Robotics, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]'s Project Wing, GoPro, Parrot and Skyward. The group is supported by a team of attorneys at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
‘The members of the Small UAV Coalition believe, as we do, that this technology has the potential to improve business operations across a wide variety of industries,’ notes Christopher Dean, PrecisionHawk CEO. ‘Our extensive work in the many of these civilian industries – such as agriculture, mining and forestry, to name a few – will offer added insight to a group full of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.’
The coalition is heading to London on Oct. 21-22 to participate in the Commercial UAV Show, a global gathering of the commercial and civil UAV universe.