An ‘air traffic control’ system for drones is in testing

As companies like Amazon seem bullish on using drones for commercial purposes, a type of ‘air traffic control’ for unmanned aircraft is probably a good idea. Now we have one; a team at The University of Nevada, Reno has developed software that keeps drones aware of one another in the air. Though the FAA says drones can operate up to 500 feet skyward, the popularity will keep the airspace crowded. Working under the auspices of NASA’s Ames Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management project, researchers also created a method to determine flight paths for drones. We’ll need to devise a system to…

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