UAS integration seen posing challenges for air traffic management

The integration of unmanned aircraft systems into national airspaces worldwide will have profound implications for air traffic control systems, which need to be modernized even as this new challenge arises.

Virginia Tech’s Mark Blanks provides optimistic outlook on UAS

“Drones are going to change our daily experience.” That was the opening statement of Mark Blanks, director of the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP), during a media briefing in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 13.

DOT issues ‘A Vision for Safety 2.0’ guidance for automated vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued new, updated voluntary guidance for automated vehicles, building on earlier guidance released last September under the previous administration.  

Cultivating Trust in Autonomous Systems. Do we know all we need to know?

This two day experience will highlight issues and pursue answers for questions the industry is facing in the certification, evaluation, and regulation of unmanned systems.