Drone Community News
Join us at the Commercial UAV Show
Join COMIT2Drones on November 12th and 13th at The Commercial UAV Show at the Excel in London. The theme is "New Applications and Opportunities for UAVs" and is free to attend (sign up here).
Our Chair of Drone Technology, Tony Shooter, will be giving a presentation about the opportunities for UAVs in Construction and Infrastructure on Tuesday 12th of November at 12 noon.
We are exhibiting at stand 29, to the left of the main Plenary Theatre - pop over and have a chat at any time during the two days.
You can also found out all the latest this technology has to offer through our dedicated Construction and Infrastructure panel discussion taking place at 11:20 on Wednesday 13 November, featuring:
Tony Shooter, Chair of Drone Technology, COMIT Projects Ltd.
Karen Holden, Founder & Managing Director, A City Law Firm
Mark Lawton, Chief Surveying Engineer, Skanska
Mark Brueton, Principal Engineering Surveyor, Bam Nuttall
Now in its 6th year running, The Commercial UAV Show is the largest drone show in Europe and prides itself to be a one-stop-shop event for the whole industry. Each year this show attracts thousands of industry leaders from all across the globe.
This year's attendees include DJI, Airbus, the CAA, NATO, Lockheed Martin, Flyability, NATS, Heathrow Airport, Department of Transport, Altitude Angel, AirMap, Network Rail, Tfl, BT, Vodaphone, Skanska, Laing O'Rourke and many more.
Fancy exhibiting at the show?
Thanks to our partnership with The Commercial UAV Show all COMIT members will benefit from a 10% discount on all exhibition stands. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
New COMIT2Drones Website
COMIT2Drones is growing rapidly and now has over 40 member companies. To continue providing Drone focused benefits it will soon have its own dedicated website at comit2drones.com. You can visit the website now and sign-up to be informed when it launches.
COMIT2Drones Day "The Hustings"
12th September, London
Thanks to everyone who attended the Autumn COMIT2Drones event at Gracechurch Street in London - we had a full-house and a fantastic day. Congratulations to SEES.ai for winning the #comit2drones hustings trophy! They delivered a very impressive and challenging presentation about some different ways to look at drones in construction. Also a special mention for Mark Lawton from Skanska for being the runner up - he was just pipped at the post!
#DroneCon2019 at PlantWorx
Many thanks to everyone who joined us at PlantWorx and made the Drone Zone a great success. There are some photographs from the event and information on the speakers on the #DroneCon page.
We look forward to seeing you again at the next PlantWorx event in 2021.
Drone Legislation - The Goldilocks Paradox
There is a lot happening in the area of drone legislation that could have a major impact on the way in which drones are used in the construction industry. This fledgling technology is at a very delicate crossroads - too little regulation can lead to safety and security concerns, but equally too much regulation can stifle innovation and cause potential savings to be swallowed by the costs of compliance.
Flock Launch 'real-time' Insurance Product
COMIT drone member Flock have launched the first real-time insurance and risk management product for drone fleets.
What happens when a drone
hits an aircraft?
If you have ever wondered why airports are closed so rapidly when drones are sighted nearby, then this footage of research by the University of Drayton in Ohio will give you some idea.
Recent drone-related posts on our blog:
Tell us what you think
If you are involved with drones then we would love to know your opinion on the current and proposed regulations. How do they affect you now and how might they affect you in the future? What would you like to see?