CNN needs to show that drones are protected for information reporting

CNN wants to prove that drones are safe for news reporting

Beautiful video footage like that from a current twister in Arkansas (see under) exhibits the potential for drones to transform journalism. Nevertheless, it is unlawful to function them within the US, particularly close to a catastrophe or accident scene — which has prompted a brand new analysis venture from CNN and the Georgia Institute of Know-how. The goal is to determine which sort of kit, personnel and security measures can be wanted to securely function information-gathering drones in US airspace. Whereas such UAVs would little question give media retailers like CNN improved protection, they’d typically find yourself in shut proximity to crowds, emergency personnel and even rescue plane. Meaning US regulators is perhaps reluctant to approve them for reporting — although they’ve already approved decrease-danger actions like pipeline inspection. CNN’s group hopes to point out the FAA that it may be made protected for journalism, probably in order that it will not be frozen out when new drone laws are lastly introduced.

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