BOTHELL, Wash. — EagleView Technology Corporation has announced that it is leading the formation of the Property Drone Consortium. Chaired by EagleView CEO Chris Barrow, the consortium represents a collaboration among insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises that have agreed to work together to promote research, development and the establishment of regulations for the use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology across the insurance and construction industries.
As an independent, third-party technology provider and industry innovator in the capture of aerial imagery, EagleView has agreed to provide its research and development expertise and patented technologies to the consortium.
“With over twenty years of developing aerial solutions that capture property information, EagleView believes it can utilize patented Pictometry image technologies to further the safe, efficient and scalable use of drone technology for property data collection,” stated Chris Barrow, president and CEO of EagleView. “We believe this, coupled with the expertise of the charter members in property conditions, claims and underwriting disciplines, will enable the consortium to provide strong and stable information and education to drive regulatory change and development of the usage of drones for data collection throughout the insurance and construction industries. With numerous carriers and providers of key industry services already committed, this technology initiative will have far-reaching benefits for all involved.”
EagleView has over eight years of research and development into aerial image capture utilizing UAS hardware and software. “There are many vehicles that can be used to enable the capture of aerial imagery and data,” explained Rishi Daga, EagleView executive vice president of commercial sales. “As the regulatory landscape evolves, we believe this consortium will be critical to the process by ensuring that additional data and proven research results are presented in support of sound decision making, for both the insurance and construction industries.”
For more information, visit www.propertydrone.org.