Better telecom standards to prevent drones from crashing into buildings?
Canadian startup AirMatrix, who’s dedicated to mapping out drone corridors in the sky, is working on a new project that could impact commercial drone deliveries and public safety operations alike. The company is using funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to figure out, from a telecommunications standpoint, the connectivity requirements for drones to safely operate in complex urban airspace.
The project begins this month as part of The City of Calgary’s Living Labs program. Over a period of 18 months, participating drone pilots will utilize the AirMatrix software platform inside allocated test zones to perform logistics and public services drone operations. The ultimate goal is to build a live drone ecosystem in Calgary.
While drones are quickly becoming part of our day-to-day lives, the use of this emerging technology within urban environments is not free from hiccups. Now, AirMatrix may not be…