Watson IoT to enable safer commercial drone flights | #IoT #Realtime #RT
  • The Weather Company (TWC) has announced a partnership with AirMap, a leading provider of low-altitude airspace management services for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators in the US.
  • Drone operators will be able to access TWC’s weather data via AirMap’s app for iOS and Apple Watch as well as AirMap’s APIs.
  • AirMap hopes that the data provided by TWC will help its clients move beyond existing line-of-sight operations restrictions and pave the way for flight paths that operate beyond visual range.
  • “The availability of real-time hyperlocal weather data from The Weather Company will help today’s drone pilots avoid hazardous and severe weather, and will be absolutely critical for safe, efficient flight planning and operations of more autonomous, beyond visual-line-of-sight drones,” said AirMap’s CEO Ben Marcus.
  • Mark Gildersleeve, president of business solutions at TWC, said in a statement: “As a result of this AirMap deal, we can help drone operators not only be in compliance with Part 107 regulations, but also be able to leverage precise and accurate hyperlocal weather data to help guide decision-making and help towards the safety, efficiency, and performance of their unmanned aircraft.”

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