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OffbeatThe first global drone standards have been revealed

10:05  27 november  2018
10:05  27 november  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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The ISO’s announcement is a first step in the standardization of the global drone industry, encompassing applications for all environments The standards also set out social responsibility standards for aerial drones , “strengthening the responsible use of a technology that aims to improve

This is the first set of four drone -related sets of standards . An additional three sets will look into technical specifications, manufacturing quality, and traffic management. Most of the proposed standards are line with already existing drone legislation and regulations as well as common sense.

The first global drone standards have been revealed

As drone use grows, rules and regulations remain in flux and vary among jurisdictions. Last month, for instance, the Federal Aviation Administration granted operators of certain drones approval to fly them in controlled airspace in the US, but the UK has an outright ban on using them within a kilometer of airports. To help establish best practices, the International Organization for Standardization has released the first draft set of global standards for drone use.

The draft does suggest no-fly zones around airports and other restricted areas, along with geofencing measures to keep drones away from sensitive locations. The standards also call for drone operators to respect others' privacy and a human intervention fail-safe for all flights. The IOS additionally suggested that training, flight logging and maintenance requirements should be in place, along with data protection rules.

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The first ever set of global standards for drones has been launched today, designed to keep aircraft safe and to make sure operators are held accountable. What’s happened: The International Organization for Standardization (IOS) has released a draft set of standards for drone operations for

Drones are in the news month after month, however, for good and bad tidings—some stories talk about the unmanned aircraft systems with fear and trembling The news is that the first how-to-keep-it-safe standards for drone have been unveiled. The draft standards for operations are global standards .

A public consultation on the standards is open until January 21st, and they are likely to be adopted in 2019. While the standards aren't formal rules and similar measures are already in use in certain locales, the ISO hopes they'll become best practices for drone manufacturers and operators across the planet.

The draft set of standards was released just as the UK's air safety board said about half of air traffic incidents are drone-related. More sets of ISO drone standards will follow, which will cover technical specs, traffic control, and manufacturing quality.


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